Our Guidelines for Writing
Picking A Topic
We accept faith-based witnesses that fall under the following categories:
- God & You
- Family and Friends
- Relationships, Marriage, and Theology of the Body
Please be aware that due to an abundance of topics on relationships, not all topics will be published immediately in order to space out similar articles.
It’s Your Witness!
There’s nothing more impactful than your story. You don’t need to have the craziest story of miracles in your life to still speak to people’s hearts! God is alive in your journey no matter what, so share that! Pick your topic, pray about how God has worked through your life, and write that story down!
Word Counts? Ugh.
Don’t worry- it’s not a school paper! We do ask for written content to be between 450-750 words for clarity’s sake, but we want you to be authentic to your witness. If you need to write more, let us know!
Due Dates and Publishing
We aren’t hard and fast with due dates, but we do ask for articles to be submitted within three weeks of being assigned. Once it has been submitted, our editorial team will review your content and reach out to you typically within two weeks for any necessary edits, or to publish it.
Things to Keep in Mind
While your witness is authentically yours, be sure to not overemphasize any struggles you may have had. Nothing is more confusing to our readers than a piece that is 90% struggles and only 10% Jesus. A good flow for your article is the 33% rule: 33% of it should talk about your life before Jesus worked in a particular area of your journey; 33% should talk about how God worked in that part of your life; and 33% should talk about your life after that experience and any wisdom you wish to share with the readers. You can absolutely still use attention grabbers and share your wisdom, analogies, and more throughout the piece, but ensure that you focus just as much on God at work within you as you do with any struggles you may have been facing!
Ready to submit your article?
“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses,”Pope paul vi