- Establish a strong lead paragraph and compelling close.
- Remember the five Ws: who, what, where, when and why.
- Write in third-person news style for briefs & some articles (them/they/those/people/attendees). Avoid using the less formal I/we, my/our (unless within a quote).
- Alternatively, for articles, use we/our/us. Avoid the less formal second-person ‘you’.
- Use a clear, logical order for content.
- Use action verbs (E.g., ABC offers; not ABC is offering).
- Use plain language and briefly define technical terms.
- Keep sentences and paragraphs short.
- Include short anecdotes or case studies to illustrate key points–then expand the focus to a wider context.
- Use strong, genuine quotes to aid in reader identification.
- Add credibility with scientific studies, statistics and updates on trends.
- Single space after periods.
- Place punctuation “inside” quotes.
What we want:
We focus on hope, healing, practical tips and benefits. Every reader wants to know how they can personally use and benefit from this information in their life journey.
Attribute all medical or health claims and scientific study results: cite credible authoritative sources. List additional resources in an italicized endnote.
- A depressing list of symptoms and technical details of treatment.
- Extended, first-person (I/me/my) accounts of life journeys.
- Marketing or sales copy heavy on blatant self-promotion disguised as an article (we have paid advertorials for that, which our readers enjoy as well).
- If your article has been published elsewhere, we are probably not interested.
- We focus on hope, healing, practical tips and benefits. Every reader wants to know how they can personally use and benefit from this information in their life journey.
- Attribute all medical or health claims and scientific study results; cite credible, authoritative sources. List additional resources in an italicized end note.
- We cannot guarantee publication and if accepted, we may not publish your piece immediately. If you would like us to archive the submission for future consideration, please let us know when submitting your article.
- We reserve the right to edit your original work to fit our magazine’s style.
- All editorial is due on the 5th of the month prior to publication.
- For advertisers, we may refer the page number on which your ad is placed at the end of your editorial.
- Length: 50 to 200 words
- Length: 50-200 words (some longer, inquire first)
- Length: 250 to 750 words (some articles longer, inquire first)
Photos and graphics – upload online, as part of the forms
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Graphics embedded into Microsoft Word documents are not acceptable.
1) Digital photos (JPG or TIFF) unretouched “right out of the camera” is preferred.
2) Professionally printed photos scanned at 150 or higher dpi.
3) Professionally printed photos (to be scanned). No computer printed material or website images are accepted for print. Submit all graphics through the online forms.
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