As Charisma Media's new publisher, I'm grateful for your contributions, whether for our print or online brands. Charisma Media recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of Charisma magazine—and God has been faithful to use us in His kingdom work. Now we're eager to keep moving forward as God leads us.
Our direction is simple: quality over quantity.
We've noticed that quality in many submissions to our magazines has declined in the last few years. In pursuit of excellence, we must resolve to hold our standards in research, writing and grammar to the highest level.
I'm pleased to introduce to you our revised writers' guidelines.
Below you will find our revised writing instructions. We've made quite a few updates. Some revisions should have been made long before now (For instance, you'll be pleased to know typewriters are no longer necessary to submit articles to us).
If you submit an article that doesn't adhere to our guidelines, we'll send it back to you.
I encourage you to look at our writers' guidelines. Read them thoroughly. We believe our guidelines will serve you well as a writer.
We'd love for you to keep writing for us. To make that happen, let's work together to produce quality content for the benefit of our readers. We look forward to your next submission!
Blessings to you,
Aim and Audience
More than 5 million readers access Charisma Media content every month. As part of Charisma Media, New Man seeks to empower men in their daily walk with Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to access New Man content at www.charismamag.com/life/men/.
Types of Articles We Publish—or Not
New Man content includes features of interest to Christian men seeking to follow the Spirit's leading in their daily lives. Articles include content on family relationships, single living, purity, prayer, forgiveness, purpose, success and more.
Although we do publish articles on marriage, we reserve the right to reject certain articles on sexual intimacy even within marriage. We believe marriage is to be honored and the marriage bed is undefiled (Heb. 13:4), but we do not publish articles that go into great detail about intimacy.
We do not accept essays, editorials, sermons, book reviews, works of fiction or poetry as submissions to New Man.
How to Submit Your Query
Most of our articles are assigned, but we occasionally publish unsolicited content. You may submit a brief query to the Content Director Jeff Struss. We are not always able to respond to every submission, but we will respond if we need further information or if we accept your submission idea. If your query is accepted, we will provide further direction for the full article.
After we've accepted your query, write the article according to the guidelines we send. We prefer submissions through email. Be sure to add your byline and bio when you submit.
If you choose to submit your article via mail, please send your article to:
Assistant Online Editor
600 Rinehart Rd.
Lake Mary, FL 32746
If you wish to have your article returned if it is not accepted for publication, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Our standard when citing the Scriptures is the Modern English Version (MEV) Bible. Please use the MEV in your writing unless you need to use a different translation for a specific reason.
We follow Associated Press (newspaper) style with some exceptions. Our editors will edit your material according to this style.
Keep in mind that we do not use footnotes, but attribute as necessary within the article.
We generally prefer writing from a third-person point of view, although we make exceptions for certain types of content as deemed appropriate.
We may need to return your article for revisions or shorten it in the editing process.
Why We Reject Certain Submissions
The editors reserve the right to reject article submissions at our discretion. Some of the reasons we might reject submissions are:
- Article doesn't "fit" due to other priorities for online content
- Poor grammar, punctuation and excessive capitalization
- Salacious, profane, libelous, defamatory or highly offensive/graphic content
Our Best Advice to Writers
Please take time to read—even study—our New Man online content before submitting a query. Unfortunately, submitting your work before having read or understood our content and approach may mean rejection of your submission.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We read the emails but do not guarantee a response.
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