Thursday, April 19, 2007

Writing Op - Together


Shalom Publishers
1251 Virginia Ave.
Harrisonburg VA 22802

Web site:

Format: Tabloid covering religion and inspiration for a nonchurched audience.
Frequency: Quarterly

"Together is is directed as an outreach publication to those who are not currently involved in a church; therefore, we need general inspirational articles that tell stories of personal change, especially around faith issues. Also, stories that will assist our readers in dealing with the many stresses and trials of everday life--family, financial, career, community.

Key To This Market: "We aim for articles that are well written, understandable, challenging (not the same old thing you've read elsewhere); that stimulate readers to dig a little deeper, but not too deep with academic or technical language; that are interesting and fitting for our theological perspective (Christian), but are not preachy or overly patriotic. No mentions of smoking, drinking, cursing, etc."

Freelance Facts
90% freelance written
Established: 1980
Circulation: 50,000
Pays on publication.
Publishes manuscript 6-12 months after acceptance.
Byline given.

Rights purchased:
First rights
Electronic rights
Editorial lead time 6-9 months.
Submit seasonal material 6 months in advance.

Accepts queries by: Mail & E-mail

Accepts simultaneous submissions
Accepts previously published submissions
Responds in 2 months to queries.
Responds in 4 months to manuscripts.
Click here for sample copy
Sample copy available at website.
Click here for manuscript guidelines

General Interest
Personal Experience (testimony)

Does Not Want: No pet stories. "We have limited room for stories about illness, dying, or grief, but we do use them occasionally. We publish in March, June, September, and December, so holidays that occur in other months are not usually the subject of articles."

Buys 16 manuscripts/year.
Submission method: Query with or without published clips or send complete manuscript.
Length: 500–1,200 words.
Does not pay the expenses of writers on assignment.

State availability of photos with submission.

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