We’re glad you’re interested in working as a member of our freelance team. With every issue, our goal is to produce a better, more thought-provoking magazine, and that means we’re always looking for strong writers who can provide us the best possible material.

Our approach is threefold: 

Storytelling • Exploration • Reflection

We believe in the power of a good story and love articles with a strong narrative component. We also love articles that display a spirit of exploration on the part of the writer. We are less interested in a piece that’s “tied up with a bow” than in those that ask questions, seek answers, and take readers along for the ride. It is our goal to help guide our subscribers into a deeper understanding of their faith—not just to give them prescriptive or pat answers.

We are on the lookout for fresh pieces. In other words, we relish those that focus on an element of the Christian life that hasn’t been explored previously as well as those that help readers think about a well-known topic or passage of Scripture in a new way.

  

Get to know our publication. Visit intouch.org/magazine to see our most recent issue. And don't be afraid to look through the older material. There's some great stuff there, too!
 

Send us a query letter. We do not accept full articles for consideration. Instead, please send us a letter that contains the following information:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about

·      Which department you think is the best fit 

We will review your documentation and contact you via email if we believe you might be a good fit for our publication.

After initial contact, you will pitch an article to write on spec and submit by due date for review and complete any and all requested rewrites. (Please note that a spec piece is assigned as such. We do not guarantee publication.) If the piece is accepted, you will be added to the freelance pool and will begin receiving monthly pitch request emails. You may also submit pitches at any time between cycles.

We look forward to meeting you and hopefully working with you in the future!


Below are opportunities to either submit a general query letter, or one regarding a specific department or special section in the magazine. 

Send us a query letter. We do not accept full articles for consideration. Instead, please send us a letter that contains the following information:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about


The Faith|Works department contains articles (between 700 and 1,000 words) centered on the life of faith. The section will do this by thinking about culture, contemporary issues, and history in a “Christianly” way.

•    It also includes various shorter pieces (300 to 400 words) such as:

  • Short nonfiction narratives that evoke delight, while teaching a lesson indirectly through story-telling.
  • Mini-profile/snapshot/report


Please include the following information along with your pitch:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about

The Margin Notes department is devoted to the Bible geeks out there. We look for accessible introductions to various theological topics or Bible passages, necessary for a deeper, more informed faith.


Please include the following information along with your pitch:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about

This section contains short, personal reflections on a work of art in any genre, or a place/occasion of cultural significance, as seen through the lens that all truth is God’s truth. That He speaks to us through the things His image bearers create, regardless of whether they identify as Christian.


Please include the following information along with your pitch:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about

90-Second Reads are flash articles with images formatted for the story experience in social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.


Please include the following information along with your pitch:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about

Lyric essays tend to embody a sort of linguistic density, a metaphorical and imagistic richness one expects of a prose poem, while also managing to make an argument of sorts. They also at times offer textual analysis but always in a mode of poetic consciousness—more to imply or gesture or evoke than to prove, to say but not say. Lyric essays must be devotional in nature, and generally affirming somehow, thus fulfilling our magazine’s tagline “Thoughtful faith. Devoted Living.”


Please include the following information along with your pitch:

·      Name and contact information

·      Social media information (blogs, Twitter, etc.) 

·      A brief bio that gives us a sense of your experience as a writer

·      Links to your published work (attachments are also acceptable)

·      A list of topics you’re most interested in writing about

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