Submission Guidelines Page
FellowScript magazine is published by InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, Canada’s longest-serving organization for Christians who write. This 30+-page magazine is published four times annually for InScribe members. Distribution: approximately 200 per issue
Our goal is to provide support, inspiration, instruction, and opportunities for our members to submit their 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. These do not pay but give you the opportunity to showcase your ideas on writing and faith.
Feature Articles (750 words) (few exceptions): We publish articles written in a casual, anecdotal style with an emphasis on takeaway 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 each year. New column suggestions are always reviewed and appreciated. We offer a one-year term (four issues) for columnists.
Mini Columns (up to 300 words.): Most of these are assigned but afford a writer a byline.
Book and Market Reviews (150-300 words): We publish reviews that explore only material of particular relevance to Christian writers, 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 (25-600 words). These pieces may be used (with the 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 and white only. We are looking theme-based material or that which is related to members’ book launches, the Fall Conference, or WorDshops.
General (up to 750 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: Poetry submissions are paid a small one-time fee.
Articles: $0.03/word for one-time rights or $0.015/word for reprint rights, paid on publication; an extra $0.005 paid for publication (with the author’s permission) on our website for a period of no more than three months.
Book and Market Reviews: No payment; author byline included.
Columnists: Regular columnists are paid our standard column rate.
Fillers and Tips: No payment; author byline included; PDF copy of the issue your work is in (if you’re not already a member).
Photographs/Artwork: Inside photos/art: $5.00. (Currently, our covers are chosen by the Layout Editor, but if you feel you have a high-quality photo that you feel would be suitable for an upcoming issue, contact us.)
All payments are made in Canadian funds. Non-Canadian contributors are paid in Canadian funds via e-transfer or cheque. We write very few cheques and prefer writers to accept e-transfers.
Submission Deadlines & Publication
Spring (May issue) – Deadline: March 1
Summer (August issue) – Deadline: June 1
Fall (November issue) – Deadline: September 1
Winter (February issue) – Deadline: December 1