Chapter of American Christian Writers – Writer’s Guidelines
Submission E-mail: OzarksACW@yahoo.com
Newsletter Managing Editor
Keith Chrystie, Webmaster
PURPOSE: To encourage, inspire, and train Christians to write well and
maximize publication opportunities.
how to write in a particular genre, how to edit your writing, and
other “how to” ideas related to
writing. Five front page features per year, by regularly published
writers. Length 800-1200 words. Submit full article.
Articles: any topics related to writing or to the writing life, such
as managing your time, tax issues, contests. Length 500-800 words. Submit full article.
writing related information, conference reviews, etc. Length 200-500 words.
Reviews on books about writing or writing inspiration. Query before
- Poetry about inspiration, purpose, writing, success, and some seasonal topics.
appropriate to inspire writers or illustrate some aspect of the writing life; must be original work.
positive tone about change, purpose, ministry, writing, and similar topics.
WEB SITE NEEDS:
- Devotions that encourage, inspire, and teach (not preach) our web
- Articles: Features and general writing articles are
first submitted to the newsletter.
METHOD: Electronic submission for articles, reviews, fillers, and art.
- 1. Submit articles, reviews, fillers, & art as an attachment to an e-mail to Ozarks@yahoo.com.
- 2. Submit a 25-75 word Authorís BIO.
- 3. Submit a digital photo of yourself.
NOTE: We can read most word processing file types, including: Microsoft Word ( .doc and .docx files), Corelís Word Perfect ( .wpd files), Microsoft Works ( .wps files), and Sunís free OpenOffice suite ( .odt files). For free word proccessing software, see www.OpenOffice.org .
NOT submit Adobe Acrobat ( .pdf files).
Do not submit
Microsoft Publisher ( .pub files).
Contributors to the OCACW newsletter and web site retain copyright to their works. To request reprint rights, visit our Authorís BIO page and request permission from that contributor.
subheads in each article that contains more than 800 words.
- Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
at the top of each submission.
sources of all quotes.
original drawings with a statement of your permission to publish.