“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.
“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).
“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.
“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.”
Pays $0.25 CAD/word for most features; $0.15CAD/word for essay features and guest opinion columns; $0.20CAD/word for Kingdom Matters; and $0.15CAD/word for reprints.
“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
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.
“Home Times is a quarterly tabloid with interim Extra Pages newsletters and web site. It is Advocacy Journalism with a Biblical world view. We are cheerleaders for good people, ideas and values with News & Analysis, Commentaries, features on Home & Family, Arts & Entertainment, Lifewatch, Sports, Humor, etc. We suggest you send $3 for Guidelines and sample issues.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within a few days. Sample copies available by mail for $3. Subscription $15. Usually $5, $10 or $25 for poems, reprints, and original stories respectively, fee, etc.
75% freelance. “We are an award-winning evangelical Christian lifestyles newspaper featuring news, sports and entertainment which glorifies God and shares the Gospel message.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample by sending international postal coupons of $3.50. Subscription $19.95. Pays $0.10/word for 500-1200 word count.
“A publication from Evangelicals for Social Action, PRISM is an award-winning quarterly magazine that encourages a vision of relevant, compassionate Christian witness in our culture. Our goal is to articulate and nurture a vision of Christian discipleship grounded in the transforming power that Christ brings to the whole of our lives.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 1-3 months. Subscription $30. Pays $50/page for 500-3000 words.