Submissions

Content

  • We welcome previously unpublished original content.
  • Exceptions for content previously published on a personal or organizational platform, as well as articles included in other publications, may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • We do not post poetry, prayers, fiction, open letters, responsive readings or hymns.
  • The ideal length for articles published on our site is 600 to 800 words. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Style

  • Plan to write for a general audience, avoiding unnecessary academic terms in order to best serve our global and diverse readership. If select academic terms are essential to your submission, explain the term or concept in language accessible to the average reader.
  • Include citations within the main text and links to referenced online articles. We will work with you on how best to cite sources.
  • New contributors are encouraged to read recent articles to gain a clearer idea of Good Faith Media’s style. 

Formatting

  • Please send the article as a .doc or .docx file in 12 point Arial font.
  • Please set paragraph spacing to zero point, with line spacing set to single. 
  • Include a one- or two-sentence byline about yourself, including links to your social media page and your website/blog if you would like these included with your byline.
  • Attach a high-resolution headshot (at least 2000 pixels wide) in business casual or Sunday attire. We will crop as necessary.

Process

  • Please send completed articles to submissions@goodfaithmedia.org with “Article Submission” in the subject line.
  • Once you submit a column, the editor will confirm receipt of submission, indicate whether we plan to publish the article, work with you on suggested revisions, and provide a general timeframe for publication.
  • We cannot guarantee feedback for declined submissions.
  • On the day of publication, we will email with a link to your column. Please share the link with your network through email and social media.

Revising

  • Submissions are edited for clarity and style. Typographical and grammatical errors will be corrected and paragraphs will be divided without notification.
  • Suggested changes will be noted and shared with the writer. Once the writer and editor have agreed to a revised version, the column will be sent to our copy editor for a final review before posting.
  • Our copy editor writes headlines and selects article images. The goal is to present articles with a title/image that accurately reflects the content, while also grabbing readers’ attention. Any preferences regarding the title and/or image can be shared with the editor.