While most of our articles are assigned, we do accept unsolicited submissions (written, videos and audio) for the following columns (below). Please query first, before sending us your submission.
Through this column, we give insight into on a current social issue by profiling individual community leaders from a ministry or non-profit organization currently working to combat it.
Profiles should be able to draw the reader in, through telling details. What makes this issue so important? What drives the person featured to commit to this work? How do they go about challenging it in their day-to-day lives? And how does their faith play a role in the work that they do? At the end of the day, we want the reader to be able to catch wind of the same trailblazing spirit that propels this person forward.
Profiles are not just a list of facts but rather are meant to tell a real, yet heartfelt story. It doesn’t paint the person to be a hero either, but rather a human that faces daily challenges but has determined not to be deterred by the odds.
The kind of people we look to profile are faith-based leaders that have dedicated their lives to some greater cause either in the community or worldwide.
If you would like to suggest a potential candidate for this column, please let us know. For an example of what we are looking for, please see our “Interviews” section.
Word Count: 800-1200 words
We especially love to feature life-changing stories and this will be the section to do so.
The stories highlighted in this section will focus on social issues from a faith perspective. Though we typically report on these three main topics — Mental health, poverty and abuse — we are open to receiving pitches on other relevant issues as well.
Please provide hi-res quality photos to accompany your stories.
Video submissions are highly encouraged for this column.
Word Count: 900 – 1000 words
We all have our views on current issues and we allow for thought leaders and bloggers of influence to express these throughly. Should you wish to submit an opinion piece, please ensure the tone of the piece is respectful and well-researched.
This column must include the author’s real name at the end of the article. Links to social media profiles can be included as well.
Please note, opinions expressed are that of the writers and may not necessarily reflect the views of Speak The Words Communications.
Word Count: 600-900 words
How To Submit Your Article
We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, for any of the above columns, although only assigned articles that have been accepted for publication will receive a small stipend and token of appreciation. Articles that are submitted on behalf of an non-profit organization will not receive a stipend. International authors must have a Paypal account in order to receive compensation.
Thank you in advance for your submission, but please be patient with us as we have a very small editorial team. We prefer to publish in alignment with the going theme for the month, so at times, this may mean a bit of a wait when it comes to scheduling it in our editorial calendar. (this can range from six weeks to two months.)
We reserve the right to edit article submissions. If we have to re-edit (specifically due to language barriers or to meet a current need), we will run this by you ahead of time as this could further delay the publishing date. At the time in which we inform you of this, you are more than welcome to withdraw your article and submit it elsewhere. Should you decide to continue with us, we will make sure to provide regular updates concerning its status.
While we most definitely prioritize original submissions, we also accept articles that have been published on smaller independent blogs, ministry and nonprofit platforms, provided that it fits within our theme. Please send the link to your article for us to review.
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