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Today's Christian Woman Writer's Guidelines

Our Purpose

Today's Christian Woman's mission is to encourage, equip, and inspire Christian women to live out their faith fearlessly in the grit of everyday life. Today's Christian Woman is a daily website and weekly iPad app for the Christian woman who wants to love God more deeply and live fearlessly for his kingdom.

Our Readers

Today's Christian Woman readers are women who are serious about their Christian faith, knowledgeable about the Bible, and who are motivated to make a difference in the body of Christ as well as the world.

Our Tone

Today's Christian Woman articles need to offer first-hand, honest, biblical perspectives on a woman's life, relationships, faith, and ministry. Any anecdotes should be real-life only. Articles need to contain a distinct evangelical Christian perspective. If possible, please use the New Living Translation when quoting Scripture. Our articles don't shy from covering tough issues real women face. Life is messy and complex; we seek to acknowledge that by avoiding pat answers and formulaic conclusions, and look for authors who do the same.

Our Writers

  • Today's Christian Woman strives to respond to all queries within 8-10 weeks of submission. However, if you do not hear from us by then, please feel free to pursue other publications.
  • All submissions are received on speculation. Editors reserve the right to reject any manuscript at any stage.
  • Payment is within 45 days of publication of accepted article. Prices paid vary per assignment. We purchase exclusive online rights, and nonexclusive rights as dictated by the Christianity Today International policy statement. For articles that appear in print, we purchase first rights.
  • Today's Christian Woman does not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • Today's Christian Woman does not issue kill fees.

Please send query letters to tcw@christianitytoday.com.

Our Editorial Needs

Today's Christian Woman publishes weekly issues on various themes. We also publish articles daily in six categories online: Faith covers prayer, spiritual formation/disciplines, theology, spiritual issues, and profiles of faith; Marriage & Sex covers romance, sex, communication, health, home and hospitality, help and healing, money, remarriage, and spiritual intimacy; Parenting covers faith, hot issues, culture, single parenting, family dynamics, and ages & stages; Church & Ministry covers outreach and evangelism, missions, service, social action, advocacy, women's ministry, and mentoring; Friends & Community covers friendship, singles and dating, extended family, coworkers, and neighbors; More covers self-care and health, women's issues, pop culture, money, and work, global concerns, and current events.

Today's Christian Woman purchases expositional articles, how-to articles, personal or reflective essays, reportage, profiles, and first-person narratives. We do not accept fiction, poetry, product reviews, Bible studies, or devotionals.

All articles should be between 800 and 1,500 words, with optional but suggested sidebars with "how-to" tips and/or suggested resources relevant to topic addressed.

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