Write for Faithfully Magazine
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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 lifestyle 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.
Read more about our mission, ethos, and diverse readership on our About Us page.
We currently have a very limited budget to pay for submissions. However, we pay for the majority of article submissions, as indicated below.
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 400-500 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). Example. Paid
Reviews: These articles present a critical take on books, movies, music, theater, etc. and are limited to 500 words. Reviews should be genuine, insightful, and help readers decide the value, or not, of investing their money and/or time in the subject. Example here and here. Paid
Opinion and Analysis: These articles present an opinion on a (usually popular or fundamental) subject and 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
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.
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 [email protected]
Submissions must be well-written, informative, and engaging and free of plagiarism and typographical errors. If your work has been published elsewhere, let us know, including on your own website.
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
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!