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.
To help communicators improve their writing craft and speaking ability, keep them informed about writing markets, and encourage them in their ministries.
• 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.
“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.
First and reprint (identify previous publications and dates)
$10 for manuscripts, $5 for reviews, poems and anecdotes. Payment on publication.
• 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.
Please call 1-800-21-WRITE or email ACWriters @ aol.com