Guidelines, ad rates

Lin Johnson edits ACW publications. Address any submissions to ljohnson @ wordprocommunications.com. (No paper correspondence accepted.)

The Christian Communicator guidelines

The 20-page, bi-monthly magazine for Christian writers and speakers.

Purpose
To help communicators improve their writing craft and speaking ability, keep them informed about writing markets, and encourage them in their ministries.

Manuscripts

• How-to articles on writing different genres, creativity, researching, and speaking, 750-1,000 words.

• Interviews with editors at Christian publishing houses, introducing them and their houses with a sidebar of current editorial needs, 750-1,000 words. Send photo after acceptance. Narrative format. Query first.

• Interviews with well-published Christian authors who have unusual or distinctive angles, 750-1,000 words. Send photo after acceptance. Narrative format. Query first.

• Reviews of recent, recommended books on writing, speaking, or publishing or recommended software for writers, 250-350 words. Include bibliographic information—for books: author, publisher, pages, price; for software: producer, operating system, price. Query title.

• “Heart of a Communicator”: First-person pieces in which you share your spiritual struggles and victories during the creative process of writing or speaking, 700-800 words.

• Articles pertaining to writers conferences, 750-1,000 words. Cannot promote a specific conference.

• Poems that deal with writing, editing, publishing, or speaking; no longer than 20 lines. Send poetry to Sally Miller at sallymiller @ ameritech.net.

Anecdotes
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Becoming a Communicator”: A humorous incident that happened to you as a writer or speaker, 75-300 words.

Rights Purchased
First and reprint (identify previous publications and dates)

Payment
$10 for manuscripts, $5 for reviews, poems and anecdotes. Payment on publication.

Submission Guidelines

• Send all queries, manuscripts, and anecdotes via e-mail, either in the body of the message or as an attachment, typed single-spaced. Fax or scan/e-mail photocopies of quotes from published sources after acceptance. E-mail high resolution photos of interview subjects after acceptance.

• Interviews: Send e-mail statement from the subject that he or she has read your manuscript for accuracy and gives permission to have it published.

• Include subheads (not all caps) in each manuscript except reviews and anecdotes.

• Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address at the top of each submission.

• Include a one- or two-sentence bio, with some of your writing credits, at the end of each manuscript, except for anecdotes.

Advertising rates

Please call 1-800-21-WRITE or email ACWriters @ aol.com

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