Love Is Moving magazine exists to tell stories of hope, beauty, diversity, and creativity that inspire and challenge millennial and Gen Z Christians. The magazine is written for Christian young adults by Christian young adults.

We have an online magazine and publish a print publication three times a year. We welcome submissions by writers who love asking questions and engaging with topics of faith, culture, and creativity.

What we’re looking for

We publish essays that combine personal narrative with societal and theological reflections, profiles of Christian creatives in Canada, poetry that explores the Christian experience, and reviews of music albums, books, films, podcasts, or YouTube channels that can inform and enrich the faith of our readers. 

We’re also looking for stories about events or initiatives in your community or church that will inspire young adults with the ways the Church in Canada demonstrates God’s love. 

Each issue has an overarching theme that will inform many of the pieces (see submission guidelines for Issue 54 here). However, if you have another idea that you’re itching to write, don’t hesitate to send it to us. We accept non-theme related pitches or submissions at any time. 

How to pitch 

You can pitch your ideas to our Editor, Ilana Reimer, at [email protected]. Include a clear thesis statement and a brief explanation and/or support for that thesis. Your email subject line should be a one-sentence summary of what the article is about. Please keep pitches brief and write in your own natural style. We want your genuine voice and honest, thoughtful perspective. If you already have a completed article, poem, essay, etc. you can also submit it for consideration.

Tips for creating a great pitch

  1. One to three sentences describing your article thesis. 
  2. Explain why your idea is relevant to Canadian Christian young adults. 
  3. Briefly describe your past writing experience and why you’re qualified to write about the topic.

Pay schedule

Features and essays (1,000-2,000 words): $0.20/word

Short opinion/news articles, and reviews (300-800 words): $0.15/word

Poetry: $50 flat fee

Note: In some cases, we accept short pieces that spark our interest, yet do not fit the criteria for the above categories. These writers will receive an honorarium for their contribution.

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Additional info

Before writing, please read the EFC’s style guidelines.

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