Are you interested to write for us? Here’s what we’re looking for.
What we publish
We welcome submissions by writers who love asking questions and engaging with topics of faith, culture, and creativity. 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 also accept photography and art submissions.
We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 55, Spring 2024.
Each issue has an overarching theme that informs many of the pieces. You can find the themes for our three 2024 issues, along with submission deadlines, here. However, if you have another idea that you’re itching to submit, 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, but please still include a brief explanation of the submission in the body of your email.
Tips for creating a great pitch
- One to three sentences describing your article thesis.
- Explain why your idea is relevant to Canadian Christian young adults.
- Briefly describe your past writing experience and why you’re qualified to write about the topic.
- Include one or two samples of your previous work (e.g. a link to a photography portfolio or a past article, poem, etc.)
Before writing, please take some time to familiarize yourself with our style guidelines.
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
If your article is accepted for publication, Love Is Moving purchases first North American serial print rights as well as perpetual web rights for this material. This includes the following nonexclusive rights, acknowledging you as the author:
- To use material in Love Is Moving promotions.
- To use your material in an anthology of Love Is Moving pieces.
- To reuse your material on any of the websites owned by Love Is Moving’s publisher, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. (EFC websites currently include www.evangelicalfellowship.ca and www.faithtoday.ca and www.loveismoving.ca.)
- To reproduce this material in other media formats known or hereafter created.
In submitting a piece to Love Is Moving, you are affirm that this material is your original work. No portion of the material is covered by a prior copyright, or if any portion is copyrighted, you must obtain proper permission. References and sources must be clearly acknowledged in the text (see our style guide for citation guidelines).
If your piece is reprinted in print or online, we request that Love Is Moving is credited as the original publisher using the following line of acknowledgement:
This article originally appeared in Love Is Moving magazine (loveismoving.ca).
Publication of any material does not indicate endorsement by Love Is Moving staff or its publisher, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
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