Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wrting Op - Today's Christian Mag

Christianity Today
Stories of Faith, Hope and God's Love
465 Gundersen Dr.
Carol Stream IL 60188

Phone: (630)260-6200
Fax: (630)480-2004
Web site:

Contact: Cynthia Thomas, editorial coordinator

Format: Magazine for adult evangelical Christian audience.
Frequency: Bimonthly

Tips: "Most of our articles are reprints or staff written. Freelance competition is keen, so tailor submissions to meet our needs by observing the following: Today's Christian audience is truly a general interest one, including men and women, urban professionals and rural homemakers, adults of every age and marital status, and Christians of every church affiliation. We seek to publish a magazine that people from the variety of ethnic groups in North America will find interesting and relevant."

Freelance Facts

* 25% freelance written
* Established: 1963
* Circulation: 125,000

* Pays on acceptance; on publication for humor pieces.
* Byline given.

* Editorial lead time 5 months.
* Submit seasonal material 8 months in advance.

Accepts queries by:

* Mail

* Accepts simultaneous submissions
* Responds in 1 month to queries.
* Sample copy for 5×8 envelope and 4 first-class stamps.
* Click here for manuscript guidelines



* Book excerpts
* General Interest
* Historical
* Humor
* Inspirational
* Interview/Profile
* Personal Experience
* Photo Feature
* Religious

* Buys 100-125 manuscripts/year.
* Submission method: Query with or without published clips or send complete manuscript.
* Length: 250–1,500 words.
* Pays $125-600 depending on length
* Pays the expenses of writers on assignment.


* Accepts previously published submissions.
* Send tearsheet, photocopy or typed manuscript


* Rights for sale
* Information about when and where the material previously appeared

* Pays 35-50% of amount paid for an original article


* Send photos with submission.

* Transparencies
* prints

Photos Require:
* Identification of subjects
* Buys one-time rights
* Negotiates payment individually.

Columns & Departments

* Contact: Cynthia Thomas, editorial coordinator
* Columns open to freelancers: Humor Us (adult church humor, kids say and do funny things, and humorous wedding tales), 50-200 words.
* Pays $35.



* Anecdotes
* short fillers
* Buys 10-20 fillers/year.
* Length: 100–250 words.
* Pays: $35.

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