Assurance e-zine will have these basic segments: Feature story on a Christ-based/centered organization, a bible study, 2 maybe more short stories, a human interest interview, an article written by young person age 10-18, possibly younger, an occasional photo essay, and advertisement for authors. The editorial calendar tentatively will include: Celebrate recovery, adoption, keeping Christ in Christmas, Missions, and homelessness.
The submission process is now open for all writers who fit these above genre.
Guidelines are as follows:
Short stories: 1200 words or less. May include one photograph. You, the author, must hold legal copyright to the writing submitted. You give permission to the editor of this magazine to edit and publish. Content must be approved by the publisher (The story must have some faith aspect, pointing to God either directly or indirectly. It does not have to be “squeaky clean”. No profanity, erotic love scenes, excessive violence, zombies, or vampires. The story will be proofread and edited. It can be based on personal experience or fantasy, for children, teens, or adults. It can have people or animals as the characters.)
Feature articles: 2500 words or less. May include photograph(s). Organization must be faith-based, use Biblical principles, serve God's people. Personal interview preferably of someone unknown. The woman who cleans your building and no one knows about, the man who mows the yards of the elderly, the family who serves the homeless every week-end, the retired person who teaches Bible/English/cooking/math, etc. to the underprivileged, homeless, or perhaps the young person who spends their free time working at a homeless shelter, retirement home, or has started a Bible study at school or home. This section is for the unsung hero doing God's work.
Bible study: 1200 words. To be written by a current or retired minister, pastor's wife, or Sunday School teacher. It must be Biblically based. Facts and doctrine will be checked.
Photo essay: Tell a story of how God works through pictures.
Youth Submission: Must be written by persons 18 years or younger. Include a short bio and photograph (state whether or not it may be used). Same requirements as adult short stories. May include photos or drawings.
Submission must be in Word document format .doc or .docx, photographs in .jpeg format. There is no charge for submission. Please include a link where your full-length books can be purchased, if applicable.
Guideline: Submit a word document, .doc or .docx that includes embedded .jpeg, text only, or text with a separate .jpeg. Submit ad for approval to AssuranceSoF@yahoo.com with "ad" in the subject line. Ads must fit magazine format. Acceptance is per publisher discretion.
Price packages: Contact AssuranceSoF@yahoo.com for more information.
Submit your articles and short stories to:
AssuranceSoF@yahoo.com with "article" in the subject line.
(PayPal steps: Create an account, go to send money, in the ‘To:’ section type in firstname.lastname@example.org, select ‘services’, ‘USD’, enter the correct dollar amount.)
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