“The Upper Room is the spiritual companion of more than 3 million people worldwide. Each of the
reader-written meditations encourages believers to open their hearts to God. Today The Upper Room is translated into 33 languages and reaches over 80 countries.” 95-100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3M. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 12-18 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-6 weeks. Sample copy available for email request. Subscription $13.99. Guidelines available by mail or online
Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE.
“The mission of Sparkle is to help girls in grades 1-3 discover who God is and how He works in their lives. We strive to give girls the building blocks to create a living and dynamic faith in Jesus.” .” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 9K. Monthly (October through March). Pays on publication. Publishes ms approximately 6-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys First North American Rights. “The author retains copyright, and may submit the manuscript for publication elsewhere after it appears in Sparkle. Sparkle has first time printing rights. Second Rights—Rates are for a previously published article. Author must own copyright, or submit proof of permission to resell from the copyright owner. Simultaneous Rights—The author must notify publisher that the submitted article is being offered in another market that should not overlap our readership.” Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Sample articles on website. Subscription $10.70 (USD); $14.95 (CAD)
Fiction/Non-Fiction Pays .03 -.05 / word, Poetry – $5-$15, Games/Puzzles – $5-$15
“St. Anthony Messenger is a Catholic family magazine that aims to help its readers lead more fully human and Christian lives. Our mission is to spread the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis. We publish articles that report on a changing church and world, opinion pieces written from the perspective of Christian faith and values, personality profiles, and fiction which entertains and informs.” Circ. 70,000. Monthly. Pays “upon signed contract.” Publishes ms within a year of acceptance. Buys first worldwide serial rights. No reprints. Responds one month. Subscription $39 in the United States; $69 in Canada and other countries.
Pays $0.20/word for articles up to 2,000 words. Submit per the guidelines.
http://gemsgc.org/shinebrightly. Kelli Gilmore, Managing Editor. “The SHINE brightly mission is to equip, motivate, and inspire girls in grades 4-8 to become activists for Christ.” Circ. 13K. Monthly (September to May_ with a double issue for September/October. Pays on publication. Publishes ms. 6-8 weeks after acceptance. “First North American Rights—The author retains copyright, and may submit the manuscript for publication elsewhere after it appears in SHINE brightly. SHINE brightly has first time printing rights. Second Rights—Rates are for a previously published article. Author must own copyright, or submit proof of permission to resell from the copyright owner. Simultaneous Rights—The author must notify publisher that the submitted article is being offered in another market that should not overlap our readership.” Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 6-8 weeks. Sample articles on website. Subscription 1 Year – $13.95 USD, $18.70 CAD.
“Faith Today is the leading national magazine for Canada’s estimated four million evangelical Christians. It connects, informs and profiles Evangelicals, equipping them with expert research and insight into Canadian culture, Christian life and ministry. Since 1983, Faith Today has informed readers on a wide range of key issues, providing profiles, analysis, opinions, book and music reviews, and practical how-to articles. Faith Today is published by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the national association of Evangelicals in Canada and the Canadian regional member of the World Evangelical Alliance.” Circ. 20K. Bi-monthly. Pays on acceptance. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2 months after acceptance. Buys first North American print rights plus permanent online rights. No reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Subscription $35.99 CAN$ to U.S.; $41.99 CAN$ outside of Canada and the U.S. Sample articles free online. Guidelines online at http://www.faithtoday.ca/writers.
“The Bible Advocate is a denominational magazine published by the Church of God (Seventh Day). Founded in 1863, it is one of the oldest Christian magazines still in print. The Bible Advocate seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture.. Circ. 12,000. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms three months to a year after acceptance. “Rarely longer than that.” Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 4-10 weeks. Subscription is free. “Freelancers can send an e-mail to us with their name and address for a subscription.” Guidelines online at https://baonline.org/write-for-us.
CURRENT NEEDS: “We need articles related to our current year’s theme. Themes are posted with our writer’s guidelines.” Articles typically run 1,000-1,500 words.
One-page articles run 600 words. Submit complete manuscript with a brief cover letter.
“Christian reader for adults. Favors true first-person testimonials. Also considers fiction, how-to and as-told-to. Stories must be from a Christian point of view and must have something the reader can readily identify with. We do not accept Bible-based fiction.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. “We evaluate completed manuscripts. Response time varies but should be less than eight weeks. Send a written request for samples with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to our mailing address.” Guidelines available on request. Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems. Submit complete ms by email.
“Cadet Quest is a 24-page magazine for boys ages 9 – 14. It is a Christian-oriented magazine for members of a Christian youth organization known as the Calvinist Cadet Corps. Boys from many Protestant denominations make up the Cadet Quest’s audience. Our purpose is to show how God is at work in the lives of boys and in the world around them. We have worked with new writers in the past and would do so in the future if their work fits our themes.” Circ: 7K. 7 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 1 year of acceptance. Buys first rights or reprints. Responds 6 to 8 weeks. Sample on request by mail with SASE. Subscription $16.45 US; $19.95 Canada.
“Nature-loving children and families get Nature Friend. We are primarily about wild nature. Can be animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, ocean life, astronomy, gardening, learning by doing activities and experiments.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 7500. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buy first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Sample articles on website. Subscription $40; $54 Canada; $67 other. Guidelines online at https://www.naturefriendmagazine.com/index.pl?linkid=12;class=gen.
“We are a bi-monthly Native North American newspaper whose purpose is to present good news of what’s happening across Indian Country.” 20% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Sample copy available for $3.50. Subscription $18. Guidelines available online. Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words.