Submission FAQs

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I want to submit poetry, an article, a fictional story, a lifestyle story, a Bible study lesson, a few recipes, or other original creative work to Christian Woman. How do I do that?
Follow the detailed submission guidelines explained on our website. If you do not have access to the internet, call our office, and we will mail them to you.


I followed your guidelines and sent my article in last week. I think it should go in the next issue. Why hasn’t someone contacted me?

Due to the number of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to every one. We also cannot guarantee use in a particular issue.

Sometimes submissions are held for use the next year. We’ve also been known to “stop the presses” to use a submission the day it is received.


My submission was shorter when it appeared in the magazine than what I sent. Why?

First and foremost, we only have so much space. Our highly skilled and qualified editors work to keep your material as submitted but must follow grammar, punctuation, and publishing house style guidelines while working within the available space.


I sent a photo with my written work. Why didn’t you use it?

Photo submissions must meet permission guidelines, design aesthetics, color specs, quality specs, size, and printer specs. Photo submission details are located in the guidelines on our website.


Why did you change the title of the original work I submitted?

We do our best to use titles as they are submitted, but sometimes changes are required for design and editorial purposes.

Why didn’t you use my submission?
Submission rejection is difficult for everyone. Rejecting one’s work is the most difficult part of what we do; it would be impossible for us to publish everything we receive. It is also important to note that submissions previously published online or in print will most likely not be published by CW. We make every effort to provide our readers with original content.


I was published in Christian Woman. May I share my excitement on social media?

Definitely! Please link back to us so we can celebrate with you. Sharing the news across your social media platforms and telling everyone about your published work is okay. Scanning and reprint or publicly posting any material it in its entirety is prohibited. Remember, designers, photographers, design resources, and editors also contribute to the publication. Encourage your friends to subscribe or order a copy for themselves.

My work was published in Christian Woman, and I was contacted by a church, group, or organization asking for my permission to reprint it or use in their bulletin. How should I respond?
You cannot grant permission for reproducing copyrighted material from the publication.

See our online submission guidelines or request a copy be mailed to you for details regarding republishing material previously published by Gospel Advocate Company in Christian Woman magazine.


Do you offer detailed submission guidelines and specific information I should know before submitting?

Absolutely. Our submission guidelines and author bio form are downloadable at www.gospeladvocate.com/cw-submission.

Contact us for any other questions at:

800-251-8446
cw@gospeladvocate.com

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