Writer’s Guidelines

The Christian Feminism Today website addresses topics of interest to Christian feminists. It features articles, opinion pieces, reviews of books and recordings (audio and video), interviews with Christian women and men who live according to Christian feminist principles and promote gender equality, love, and social justice among all people.

We welcome submissions for consideration. For all submissions, please send manuscripts and queries in the body of an email to section editors listed below; in the subject line, put “Submission” and the department to which you are submitting. Although we prefer submissions by email, if you must use the mail, send your manuscript or your query, along with a SASE, to EEWC-CFT, PO Box 78171, Indianapolis, IN, 46278.

Responses to manuscripts and queries will be made within six weeks, often sooner.

Christian Feminism Today must be the first publisher of all material submitted, so please don’t send work previously published on the web or in hard copy.

While we love the contributions writers make to our publication, we are unable to pay at this time.

Link of the Day: A team of writers produces and posts the Link of the Day feature. Link posts are 50-200 words and feature a link to a web article or blog post of interest to Christian feminists. If you are interested in applying to work with this team, please send an email to Marg Herder, EEWC-CFT Director of Public Information, office [at] eewc [dot] com and request more information.  We’re always interested in adding new content creators, and this is a great way to get your foot in the door at Christian Feminism Today. If you have an idea for a link to feature, don’t hesitate to send it to us.

Articles: Please send queries or completed manuscripts for articles to Marg Herder, Director of Public Information at office [at] eewc [dot] com. These are longer pieces, between 1000-3000 words, that consider topics significant to Christian feminists. The essays can be personal or investigative, but must rely on the trademarks of good essay writing: having a strong beginning, middle, and end; showing, rather than telling; focusing on the individual as a means of understanding the universal; having a clear understanding of purpose and of audience. Submissions failing to connect with our audience because of theme, content, or tone will not be considered for Christian Feminism Today.

Opinion Pieces: Please send queries or completed manuscripts for opinion pieces to Melanie Springer Mock, ViewPoint editor, at mmock [at] georgefox [dot] edu. These are generally shorter pieces, between 600-1200 words, that consider current events significant to Christian feminists. This type of post will be published on the ViewPoint blog.  These pieces are tightly-focused arguments written with a clearly defined position and clear support for the writer’s claims. Submissions failing to connect with our audience because of theme, content, or tone will not be considered for Christian Feminism Today.

Book Reviews: Please send queries or completed manuscripts for book reviews to Reta Halteman Finger, CFT book review editor, at lfinger [at] messiah [dot] edu.  Book reviews are 700-1500 words. Generally, we review books published within the last year, although occasionally, we might accept reviews of older titles. If you are unsure whether the book you wish to review would appeal to our readers, make sure to query first!

Music and Movie Reviews: Please send queries or completed manuscripts for music and movie reviews to Marg Herder, CFT audio and video review editor, at office  [at] eewc [dot] com.  Audio and video reviews are generally 700-1500 words. We are interested in reviews of music and movies of interest to Christian feminists, no matter their release date, so reviews of older material are welcome. If you are unsure whether the music or movie you wish to review would appeal to our readers, make sure to query first!

Blogs:  If you are interested in authoring a new blog on Christian Feminism Today, or moving your existing blog to Christian Feminism Today, please send an inquiry to Marg Herder, EEWC-CFT Director of Public Information, office [at] eewc [dot] com.  Include links to several recently published works, letters of reference from at least three active Christian feminist bloggers, a thorough description of your work and how it is be relevant to the Christian Feminism Today readership.