Thursday, September 01, 2005

Writing Op - Christian Parenting Today

Christianity Today International
465 Gundersen Dr.
Carol Stream IL 60188-2489
Phone: (630)260-6200
Fax: (630)260-0114
Managing Editor: Caryn Rivadoneira
Assistant Editor: Dawn Zemker
Contact: Raelynn Eickhoff, editorial coordintor
Issues: Quarterly

"Strives to be a positive, practical magazine that targets real needs of today's family with authoritative articles based on real experience, fresh research, and the timeless truths of the Bible. CPT provides parents information that spans birth to 14 years of age in the following areas of growth: spiritual, social, emotional, physical, academic."

Pays on acceptance
Byline given
Accepts previously published submissions
Responds in 2 months to manuscripts
Sample copy for 9 x 12 SAE with $3 postage
Writer's guidelines for #10 SASE
Paying Market

"Tell it like it is. Readers have a `get real' attitude that demands a down-to-earth, pragmatic take on topics. Don't sugar-coat things. Give direction without waffling. If you've `been there,' tell us. The first-person, used appropriately, is OK. Don't distance yourself from readers. They trust people who have walked in their shoes. Get reader friendly. Fill your article with nuts and bolts: developmental information, age-specific angles, multiple resources, sound-bite sidebars, real-life people and anecdotes and realistic, vividly explained suggestions."

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