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Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers – Writer’s Guidelines

Submission E-mail: OzarksACW@yahoo.com

James Cole-Rous, Newsletter Managing Editor
Keith Chrystie, Webmaster

PURPOSE: To encourage, inspire, and train Christians to write well and maximize publication opportunities.

NEWSLETTER NEEDS

  1. Feature Articles: 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 professional writers. Length 800-1200 words. Submit full article.
  2. General 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.
  3. Fillers: writing related information, conference reviews, etc. Length 200-500 words.
  4. Book Reviews on books about writing or writing inspiration. Query before submission.
  5. Poetry about inspiration, purpose, writing, success, and some seasonal topics.
  6. Art/Cartoons: appropriate to inspire writers or illustrate some aspect of the writing life; must be original work.
  7. Quotations: positive tone about change, purpose, ministry, writing, and similar topics.

WEB SITE NEEDS:

  1. Devotions that encourage, inspire, and teach (not preach) our web site readers.
  2. Articles: Features and general writing articles are first submitted to the newsletter.

SUBMISSION DATES:

Newsletter Issue Aug-Sept Oct-Nov Dec-Jan Feb-March April-May
Due Date July 15 Sept 15 Nov 15 Jan 15 March 15

 

SUBMISSION METHOD: Electronic submission for articles, reviews, fillers, and art.

  1. 1. Submit articles, reviews, fillers, & art as an attachment to an e-mail to Ozarks@yahoo.com.
  2. 2. Submit a 25-75 word Authorís BIO.
  3. 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 .

    • Do NOT submit Adobe Acrobat ( .pdf files).
      Do not submit Microsoft Publisher ( .pub files).

RIGHTS

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.

MANUSCRIPT MECHANICS

  1. Include subheads in each article that contains more than 800 words.
  2. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address at the top of each submission.
  3. Identify sources of all quotes.
  4. Attach original drawings with a statement of your permission to publish.
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