Sunday, September 04, 2005

Writing Op - Hopekeepers

Joyfully Serving the Chronically Ill
Rest Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 502928
San Diego CA 92150
Phone: (888)751-7378
Contact: Lisa Copen, editor
Publishes manuscript 3-6 months after acceptance.
80% freelance written
Established: 2004
Circulation: 10,000
Pays on publication
Byline given.

Christian publication for those with chronic illness or pain. Christian authors are preferred. "We are open to health articles as long as they don't promote New Age practices. We are open to any topic with an illness slant and a Christian tone. See guidelines for specific details."

Rights purchased: First rights, Second serial (reprint) rights, Electronic rights, Makes work-for-hire assignments
Editorial lead time 4-6 months.
Submit seasonal material 6 months in advance.
Accepts queries by: Mail, E-mail
Accepts simultaneous submissions
Accepts previously published submissions
Responds in 3-6 weeks to queries.
Responds in 2 months to manuscripts.
Sample copy for $2.50 or condensed version is online.
Writer's guidelines for #10 SASE or online.

Needs: Book excerpts, Essays, How-To, Inspirational, Interview/Profile, New Product, Opinion, Personal Experience, Religious, Technical
Does Not Want: "No 'God healed me and can heal you too' articles. Your story cannot be the main content of the piece. The article should be a on a specific topic with your story as an example. We prefer to have other stories as examples, too."
Submission method: Query with or without published clips
Length: 350–1,200 words.
Pays maximum $100.
Pays in contributor copies for article with little research.
Does not pay the expenses of writers on assignment.
Columns & Departments:
Columns open to freelancers: Refreshments (devotional/journal style).
Buys 6 columns/year.
Submission method: Send complete manuscript
Pays maximum $50.
Column Needs: Facts, Newsbreaks, Short Humor

Buys 20 fillers/year.
Length: 25–200 words.
"We want fillers that are original, uplifting, and informative, and are interested in how-to articles: how to find contentment, how to know when to change doctors, etc. A large percentage of our publication is open to secular articles with faith-based sidebars."

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