Have an original article or story idea you want considered for publication on faithfullymagazine.com? Read on to learn how to work with us.
What We Do
Faithfully Magazine is an ethnically-inclusive news and culture publication that leans toward Christian communities of color. Our content centers on issues, conversations, and events Christians of color say are important to their faith and to their lives. We pride ourselves on our ecumenical approach as a “conscious” Christian publication for the times. We serve our audience via this website and newsletter and the occasional special print edition.
Read more about our mission, ethos, and diverse readership on our About Us page.
Our writer fees for the site range from $50-$100. Note: Our content does not focus exclusively on race; we are a news and culture publication centered on the issues, people, places, and events Christians of color say are important to their faith and lives.
What We Publish
Insightful Q&As: These interviews are usually centered around a specific topic with newsworthy, influential and/or well-informed individuals. A Christian angle is not always 100 percent a feature of these Q&As, but in most cases it is. These interviews should be meaty, but not too long. Examples of our Q&As. Paid
Features: These in-depth articles involve compelling storytelling, insight, and research about topics, events, trends, people, etc. and must have a Christian angle. Word length varies. Example. Paid
Profiles: Our “Profiled” section includes short articles highlighting the notable work, accomplishments, or testimony of a Christian individual. Word length ranges from 500-800 words. Example here and here. Paid
Historical Biographies: Our “Remember” section is about just that—remembering the contributions of historical Christian figures (usually Christians of color; or Christians who contributed greatly to the advancement or well-being of people of color). Length ranges from 500-800 words. Examples. Paid
Reviews: These articles present a critical take on books, movies, music, theater, etc. relevant to our readership. Limited to 500-800 words. Reviews should be genuine, insightful, and help readers decide the value, or not, of investing their money and/or time in a particular book, movie, etc. Example here and here. Paid
Opinion and Analysis: These articles, usually written by subject experts and reflecting extensive research, present particular perspectives on a popular or fundamental subject backed by extensive support for those views as well as constructive analysis. The maximum length for these articles is 2,500 words. Example here and here. Paid
Commentaries: These opinion articles and personal essays may fall in our “Opinion” (paid) or “Inspiration” section and generally include timely cultural, social, or political commentary, with a faith angle (not the same as “Opinion & Analysis”). We pay for Opinion essays that are rigorously written and reflect engagement with external sources. Example (“Inspiration) here and “Opinion” here.
First Person: We like to call these faith stories “Testify,” as they entail accounts tied specifically to a Christian experience about one’s relationship with God, a particular struggle or challenge, etc.
News and Lifestyle: In some cases, we publish news content and lifestyle articles about travel and leisure experiences; how-tos; money and career advice; health and wellness, relationships, etc. Length ranges from 500-800 words. Paid (only original content).
Miscellaneous: We are also open to re-publishing well-written blog posts, original devotionals, poetry, original photo essays, and more.
In general, it is best to pitch your idea to us first, instead of sending a completed article or work.
What We Do Not Publish
We embrace nuanced articles and commentaries that grapple with the diversity of Christian thought on matters related to sexuality, relationships, justice, and life (abortion, the death penalty, euthanasia, etc.). We do not, however, publish content or advertisements that promote ethics, activities or values we as an organization believe conflict with a traditional/orthodox Christian worldview. The writers who work with us may not necessarily share the organization’s editorial and advertising position.
If you have specific questions about whether your pitch is a match for our readership, contact us via the email address below.
Submissions must be well-written, informative, and engaging, and free of plagiarism and typographical errors. If your work has been published elsewhere, including on your own website, let us know.
Those interested in submitting articles must provide clips/links of 2-3 published works. If you are an interested writer who has not previously been published, you must convincingly explain the who, what, and why of your pitch. Those providing first-person testimonies must provide verification and/or contact information for others who can verify your story.
Although writers should self-edit submissions, all accepted content will be edited for clarity, accuracy, house style, and SEO, if necessary. Writers must include URLs for sources where possible, and provide the names, publication titles, programs, etc. cited in article submissions.
The Fine Print
By submitting text, photos, videos and other media and materials to Faithfully Magazine (www.faithfullymagazine.com), you agree that the content does not infringe on or violate someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.
By submitting articles, event notices, press releases, and other materials to Faithfully Magazine, you agree to the Content Submission Agreement.
How to Submit
Send your pitches or tips to [email protected] If you have a complete story, put it in a Google document and share it with [email protected] and include Write or Comment access. You must include a brief bio about yourself and relevant work/experience along with links to, or attachments of, 2-3 previously published articles and your most relevant social media profiles.
It is not guaranteed that submissions or pitches will be accepted, but Faithfully Magazine will do its best to send a response if one is required. In some cases, submissions and/or pitches that do not fit the editorial scope of the publication or are explicitly promotional will be referred to our Media Kit.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you!
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