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Submission Guidelines

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For general information about FellowScript, please click here.

I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.

~ Joan Didion

WRITERS’ GUIDELINES

FellowScript magazine is published by InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, Canada’s longest-serving organization for Christians who write. A thirty-plus page magazine, it is published four times annually for InScribe members. Distribution is approximately 200 per issue.

Our goal is to provide support, inspiration, instruction and provide members with an opportunity to submit work. Along with the website we link our members across the country by providing member news and information about our events and regional groups. Check out blog opportunities on our website which are not covered under Fellowscript, but do give you a place to showcase your ideas on writing and faith to other writers.

NONFICTION:

Feature articles: 750 words (few exceptions). We want articles written in a casual, anecdotal style with an emphasis on take-away value for Christian writers. Write something a reader can put into practice right away. (We may use a few articles that emphasize encouragement, showing how a writer overcame a particular fear or difficulty.)

Columns: 600 words. We have a limited number of columnist opportunities a year.  New column suggestions are always reviewed and appreciated. The term for columnists is one year.

Mini Columns: up to 300 words.  Most of these are assigned but afford a writer a byline.

Book and Market Reviews: 150-300 words. Reviews that explore only material of particular relevance to Christian writers or that inform writers of new markets for their work, or that provide information about changes in markets. We also publish reviews of members’ books. (no pay)

Fillers and Tips: 25-500 words. May be used (with author’s permission) in our online electronic version for a period of no more than three months. Do you have a brief explanation of how to be more productive or successful as a writer? Share it with our readers. (no pay)

Photographs/Artwork: Photographs or artwork are occasionally used on the cover of FellowScript or as fillers inside. Please query before submitting, giving a description of the photo/art and where it may fit. Photos and art should be emailed as .jpgs, reasonable quality, black & white only. We have recently changed to a magazine style and so are looking theme based material or related to members book launches, fall conference, or WorDshops.

General: up to 700 words. We are willing to look at any article likely to achieve our stated goals. We always prefer material specifically slanted towards the needs and interests of Canadian Christian writers. We do not publish testimonials. We give preference to members and to Canadian writers.

Poetry: We occasionally publish poems – they are considered fillers and no pay.

PAYMENT:

Articles  – Two and one-half cents per word (Canadian funds) for one-time rights, or one and one-half cents per word for reprint rights, paid on publication; an extra half cent paid for publication (with author’s permission) on our website for a period of no more than three months.

Book and Market Reviews (no payment; but an author byline included)

Columnists: Regular columnists are paid our standard column rate which is not published.

Fillers and Tips (no payment) – Receive Byline and a PDF copy of the issue your filler was in, if you are not a member already.

Photographs/Artwork – Inside photos/art $5. (Currently our covers are in-house chosen but if you feel you have a high quality photo that you would like our layout editor to review for a theme issue contact us.)

All payments are made in Canadian funds. Non-Canadian contributors are paid in Canadian funds via PayPal. We write very few checks and prefer writers with PayPal accounts.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

PUBLICATION OF ISSUES:

February, May, August and November

FUTURE THEMES:

May 2016 – RECYCLE YOUR WRITING

August 2016 – RESEARCH

November 2016 – EXPLORING GENRES & CONFERENCE SUPPLEMENT (PDF ONLY)

February 2017 – PUBLISHERS

MAY, AUGUST, NOVEMBER 2017 TBA

Sheila Webster

Editor-In-Chief, Fellowscript

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InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship
P.O. Box 99509
Edmonton, AB
T5B 0E1

Email Contacts:
President: Ruth L. Snyder
Webmaster: Tracy Krauss
FellowScript Editor: Nina Morey
Membership Coordinator:
Pamela Mytroen

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InScribe Writers Online blog features InScribe members posting about InScribe's main themes: WRITING and FAITH. For a link to that blog, click here.

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