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The Christian Communicator is a 20-page, monthly (Nov/Dec combined)
magazine for Christian writers and speakers, published by American
Lin Johnson, Managing Editor
Gretchen Sousa, Poetry Editor
To help communicators improve their writing craft and speaking ability, keep them informed about writing markets, and encourage them in their ministries. Most of our readers are at the beginning and intermediate levels.
How-to articles on writing different genres, creativity, researching, and
speaking, 650-1,000 words.
ź Interviews with editors at Christian publishing houses, introducing them and their houses with a sidebar of current editorial needs, 650-1,000 words. Send photo after acceptance. Query editor and house.
ź Interviews of Christian authors, 650-1,000 words. Send photo after acceptance. Query author.
ź Reviews of recent, recommended books on writing, speaking, or publishing or recommended software for writers, 200-350 words. Include bibliographic information—for books: author, publisher, date, pages, price; for software: producer, operating system, date, price. Query title.
ź “The Heart of a Communicator”: First-person pieces in which you share your spiritual struggles and victories during the creative process of writing or speaking, 300-650 words.
ź Poetry: Subject must deal with writing, speaking, communicating, lines. Submit to Gretchen Sousa, poetry editor, at email@example.com.
ź Articles pertaining to writers’ conferences (i.e., benefits, how to attend, how to choose), 300-650 words.
ź “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, ACW cassette tape for anecdotes. Payment on publication.
ź Send all queries, manuscripts, and anecdotes via e-mail, either as an attachment or in the body of the message, typed single spaced. Fax or mail photocopies of any quotes from published sources. Mail photos of interview subjects.
ź 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.
ź Photos of interview subjects: black/white or color photographs; no negatives or slides.
ź Include subheads (not all caps) in each manuscript (not in reviews or anecdotes).
ź Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address at the top of each submission.
ź Include a one- or two-sentence bio, with some of your writing credits, at the end of the manuscript.
Johnson, Managing Editor
N. Fox Glen Drive, Ste. 6F
are $25 for 1 year, $45 for 2 years, $59 for 3 years. Add $10/year for
American Christian Writers, P.O. Box 110390, Nashville, TN 37222-0390
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