“The Old Schoolhouse(R) Magazine is the #1 trade magazine for homeschool families. It is a quarterly print (125-150 page) publication, but is also accessible via online browser and via free apps. It is available by subscription or in stores like Walgreens, Target, Barnes & Noble, Kroger, and many Christian book outlets.” 30-50% freelance. Circ. 1.5M online. Quarterly. Pays within 90 days of publication. Publishes 3 months to over a year after acceptance, based on needs. Buys First rights for 180 days. No reprints. Responds in 4-6 weeks.
“The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. It is published by the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. We also print fillers (sidebars) and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse). No fiction.”
Pays $25 per published page.
“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.
Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems.
“Now What? is a monthly e-zine aimed at the unchurched that addresses the “felt needs” of people. Each issue centers on a personal experience, with optional objective articles related to the topic if the author provides them. Stories show an individual’s struggle that either led them to faith in Christ or deepened their walk with God.” Welcomes new writers.
Pays $25-$65 for 1,000-1,500 words. Submit query 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. Guidelines online
Pays $0.05-0.08/word for 900-1300 words (fiction) and 700-1200 words (articles).
“Unlocked is a devotional with daily readings for teens that challenge readers to live out their faith in today’s world.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 12 weeks.
Pays $30 for 300-350 words.
“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.
“Trade journal for youth ministry leaders.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly (print), monthly (web). Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week.
Payment varies for articles running 250-1800 words.
“Founded in 1913 by the Redemptorists Liguorian conveys a consistent joyful message of God’s plentiful redemption. In its tone and selection of material, it communicates a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief, Liguorian exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality and traditions to help them navigate the contemporary world assisted by their faith.” 25-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Publishes 10 issues/year. No reprints. Responds 2-4 weeks.
Pays $0.14-$0.20/word for 1200-2000 words
“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.
Pays $30 for 250-300 words. Submit query by email or by mail with SASE.