By Kate Motaung of Heading Home
Are you a Christian woman looking for a place to submit your writing? Below you’ll find twenty different sites that are open to receiving your submissions. Those with known paying opportunities at the time of publication have been indicated.
Christian Courier is a Canadian bi-weekly publication serving North American Christians whose “content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective…. with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today.” Payment details can be found in their submission guidelines. (PAID)
(in)courage is a Dayspring ministry, and they call themselves “a home for the hearts of women.” The editors say, “We are looking for original, compelling, well-written, story-driven articles that are full of hope to share with our community.” (in)courage opens for original, 400-700 word submissions for a limited time, four times per year — on the 1st of December, March, June, and September.
Here are some great guest posting tips for Christian bloggers who are new to submitting from (in)courage’s Crystal Stine:
Velvet Ashes is “an online community to encourage and breathe hope into the lives of women serving overseas.” They provide weekly prompts, and welcome original submissions (600-900 words) from women living and serving overseas.
Thriving Family is published by Focus on the Family, and “helps families thrive in Christ, offering reliable and time-tested solutions, practical advice and sensible marriage and parenting guidance…The primary audience for Thriving Family is married parents with children (ages 0–18) at home. We also have content for blended families, adoptive and special-needs families.” Specific calls for Thriving Family and other Focus on the Family publications can be found here. (PAID)
Her.Meneutics is a brand of Christianity Today, providing “news and analysis from the perspective of evangelical women.” The site “strives to equip women (and not merely a few men) to engage the world of ideas, cultural trends, and global news through the lens of Christian faith.” Successful article submissions will be original, between 800-1,000 words long, include a timely hook and personal anecdote, and are written from a theological angle.
Today’s Christian Woman is another brand of Christianity Today. They’re “looking for pieces that offer first-hand, honest, biblical perspectives on a woman’s life, relationships, faith, and ministry.” They publish weekly pieces on various themes. Articles should be between 800 and 1,500 words long. (PAID)
Start Marriage Right is a site dedicated to helping couples thrive in marriage after their wedding day. They offer “biblical insight on relationships, faith, sex, money, family, and other issues that all couples face as you prepare for marriage.” Interested writers can apply to become a regular contributor.
The Mudroom “is a place for the stories emerging in the midst of the mess. Our vision is simple: make room for people.” The Mudroom offers monthly themes for writers to address; deadlines for each month are the 15th of each prior month.
Relevant Magazine “covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.” Relevant offers online content as well as a separate print magazine. Writers are invited to check out the writers’ guidelines and submit queries to the editor. (PAID)
She Loves Magazine is described as “a global community of women –- a Sisterhood –- who want to know and experience freedom, justice and transformation, for ourselves and others. Our mission is: To mobilize and empower women, so we may transform our world together.” She Loves Magazine accepts a handful of unsolicited submissions each month. Writers are encouraged to write from the heart, and to engage with the community.
Grace Table “is a space for sharing stories about food, faith and how these things connect us to the world beyond our front doors. Here we celebrate the joy and beauty of practicing hospitality, as well as wrestle with the challenges that come with actually extending this kind of hospitality. One of the things we value here at GraceTable is space to hear other people’s stories. We want to know what practicing or receiving hospitality looks like in your life.” Send your original 500-800 word post for consideration.
Bronwyn Lea says, “I would love you (yes, you!) to share your story on my blog. In particular, I’d like to invite you to be part of the “words that changed my world” series. Tell us a story of something someone said which changed your course, deepened your understanding, made you think something or try something new.” Share your 400-800 word story with Bronwyn.
Just Between Us Magazine “is a quarterly magazine especially for encouraging and equipping women for a life of faith and who want to go deeper in their love and service to Christ.” Various editorial needs and specific guidelines can be found on their website. (PAID)
Devozine is a “bi-monthly, 64-page magazine for teens written by teens and adults who love them.” Daily meditation submissions should be 150-250 words, and adhere to the themes and deadlines listed on the website. (PAID)
I Love Devotionals is a site dedicated to devotionals about lessons learned in life. The founder says, “I would love to hear from you about your moments when God collides with your everyday moments or how he shows up in the hard stuff.” The specific theme for 2016 is “Well.” Original submissions between 400-800 words are accepted.
Devotional Diva is a website that focuses on devotionals, family, relationships, healthy & body, and lifestyle. They accept stories between 500-700 words in length.
Uniquely Yours Ministries “is a non-denominational Christian ministry that seeks to lead women of all ages into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Citizen Magazine is published by Focus on the Family, and aims “to provide hope by telling the stories of people and organizations that have successfully made a difference in their sphere of influence — and how they did it — so others can follow their example. When it comes to hot national topics, we provide an in-depth perspective from a Christian point of view that readers can’t get from the mainstream media.” (PAID)
God-Sized Dreams invites women to share their God-sized dream with their readership. “Share the stories from your journey — things you wish you knew when you started, stories of how you fell and got back up, the times you succeeded beyond what you thought was possible.” God-Sized Dreams is looking for original, 500-700 word submissions.
Guideposts “publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s.” Payment for full-length stories (about 1,500 words) is made upon acceptance. (PAID)
Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung. Kate’s memoir is scheduled to release through Discovery House in 2017.