Does the phrase “submitting a guest post” evoke terror in your bones? Are you beside yourself when you think about putting yourself out there to be assessed and potentially rejected by another?
Guess what? We’ve all been there.
Submitting an article or a guest post to a blog or other publication can be a very scary endeavor—but it’s worth it. The exercise will stretch you as a writer, and with persistence and hard work, your efforts will eventually open up doors you never dreamed were possible.
The following information is also part of the Start-Up Guide for Online Writers, available here.
If you don’t know where to start, the website, Beyond Your Blog, has a wealth of information about places to a submit guest post or article, both paid and unpaid. One resource includes a compilation list of 1,129 Places that Pay for Your Writing!
When I first started submitting guest posts to various publications, I created a spreadsheet to keep track of my submissions.
These records were so helpful, so I created a similar tracking spreadsheet for you to download for free.
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Christian Websites that Will Accept Your Guest Post Submissions
If you’re a Christian woman, here’s a list I compiled of places where you can submit a guest post:
Those with known paying opportunities at the time of publication have been indicated.
iBelieve.com is “always on the lookout for sharp new additions to our team of freelance writers. We serve a general orthodox evangelical audience that enjoys reading articles about Christian living, family issues, church, Bible study, prayer, and much more, all from a biblical perspective.”
(in)courage is a Dayspring ministry, and they call themselves “a home for the hearts of women.” The editors say, “We are looking for original, compelling, well-written, story-driven articles that are full of hope to share with our community.” (in)courage opens for original, 400-700 word submissions for a limited time, four times per year—on the 1st of December, March, June, and September.
Living by Design Ministries with Sarah Koontz is deeply committed to supporting writers and bloggers in the Christian community. Whether you are wildly successful or just getting started, the only thing that matters is that we share the same deep commitment to rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
Kindred Mom is a “collaborative blog and podcast with quiet offerings in a noisy world, curated with the primary goal of encouraging moms through personal and family challenges with wisdom and intention.” According to their website, they feature writing from mothers with all different mothering experiences including married moms, single moms, adoptive moms, step-moms, ethnically diverse moms, and moms of children with special needs/unique challenges. New writers are always welcome!”
Whole Magazine is accepting posts on topics including faith & inspiration, marriage & relationships, family & parenting, single & content, Christian lifestyle, theology, and international. Their “mission is to help lead women into transformational wholeness by sharing sound Gospel-centered, theological content from a Reformed perspective.”
Christian Courier is a Canadian bi-weekly publication serving North American Christians whose “content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective…. with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today.” Payment details can be found in their submission guidelines. (PAID)
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Velvet Ashes is “an online community to encourage and breathe hope into the lives of women serving overseas.” They provide weekly prompts, and welcome original submissions (600-900 words) from women living and serving overseas.
Focus on the Family “helps families thrive in Christ, offering reliable and time-tested solutions, practical advice and sensible marriage and parenting guidance…The primary audience for Thriving Family is married parents with children (ages 0–18) at home. We also have content for blended families, adoptive and special-needs families.” Specific calls for Thriving Family and other Focus on the Family publications can be found here. (PAID)
Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. is a “32-page magazine designed to inspire, entertain and teach Christian values to children ages 3-7. The magazine, which has a circulation of over 50,000, reaches young readers and their parents all over the world. Parents trust Clubhouse Jr. to provide wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids anticipate stories with excitement, adventure, action, humor, or mystery. Your job, as a writer, is to create work that pleases both parents and children.” (PAID)
Focus on the Family Clubhouse is a 32-page magazine designed to inspire, entertain and teach Christian values to children ages 8-12. The magazine, which has a circulation of over 80,000, reaches young readers and their parents all over the world. Parents trust Clubhouse to provide wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids anticipate stories with excitement, adventure, action or humor. Your job, as a writer, is to create work that pleases both parents and children. (PAID)
Brio Magazine from Focus on the Family is a 76-page publication for teen girls “designed to provide inspiring stories, cultural insights, fun profiles, and health and beauty tips — all from a biblical perspective.” (PAID)
Christianity Today is looking for articles that are “factually sound, well researched, and—as our title suggests—pertain to modern Christianity. We are interested in profiles, interviews, feature stories, book reviews, and opinion pieces that are expertly written and well supported, provide a fresh perspective, and connect the eternal message of the gospel with current trends, culture, events, and news. First-person articles should apply your personal experience to a broader concept of faith and biblical truth. We are most interested in stories of Christians living out their faith in unique ways that impact the world for the better and communicate truth in a way that is deep, nuanced, and challenging.”
Start Marriage Right is a site dedicated to helping couples thrive in marriage after their wedding day. They offer “biblical insight on relationships, faith, sex, money, family, and other issues that all couples face as you prepare for marriage.” Interested writers can apply to become a regular contributor.
The Mudroom “is a place for the stories emerging in the midst of the mess. Our vision is simple: make room for people.” The Mudroom offers monthly themes for writers to address; deadlines for each month are the 15th of each prior month.
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Relevant Magazine “covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.” Relevant offers online content as well as a separate print magazine. Writers are invited to check out the writers’ guidelines and submit queries to the editor. (PAID)
She Loves Magazine is described as “a global community of women –- a Sisterhood –- who want to know and experience freedom, justice and transformation, for ourselves and others. Our mission is: To mobilize and empower women, so we may transform our world together.” She Loves Magazine accepts a handful of unsolicited submissions each month. Writers are encouraged to write from the heart, and to engage with the community.
Grace Table “is a space for sharing stories about food, faith and how these things connect us to the world beyond our front doors. Here we celebrate the joy and beauty of practicing hospitality, as well as wrestle with the challenges that come with actually extending this kind of hospitality. One of the things we value here at GraceTable is space to hear other people’s stories. We want to know what practicing or receiving hospitality looks like in your life.” Send your original 500-800 word post for consideration.
Just Between Us Magazine “is a quarterly magazine especially for encouraging and equipping women for a life of faith and who want to go deeper in their love and service to Christ.” Various editorial needs and specific guidelines can be found on their website. (PAID)
God-Sized Dreams invites women to share their God-sized dream with their readership. “Share the stories from your journey — things you wish you knew when you started, stories of how you fell and got back up, the times you succeeded beyond what you thought was possible.” God-Sized Dreams is looking for original, 500-700 word submissions.
Guideposts “publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s.” Payment for full-length stories (about 1,500 words) is made upon acceptance. (PAID)
Copyright 2016 Kate Motaung as first published on Beyond Your Blog.
What places can you add to this collection? Which are among the top on your list?
Yes – this couldn’t have been posted at a better time! Have been googling and attempting to search for these sites. Thank you Kate!
I love receiving the Beyond Your Blog newsletter. This is such a great list and very helpful. Thank you, Kate! Sharing.
This is great, Kate. Thank you! By the way, the newly formed site “The Perennial Gen,” for Christians in “the second half of life,” is also looking for people to submit posts/articles. http://theperennialgen.com/
I’ve been writing for devozine since I was 16 years old– love that it’s on your list! DZ has a special place in my heart. It’s the first place my writing was ever published– it was even before I began blogging! I love DZ and Upper Room Ministries, they are a great place to write. Thanks for the other suggestions! <3
Thanks so much for putting Devotional Diva on this fabulous list <3
Such a great list! Thank you!
The Grace Table page says they are no longer adding new content.
I so appreciate this list. I’m just beginning the journey as a writer.
Truly appreciate that you’d send a link on this Kate Motaung. Inspired, and must take a dive, daunting as it seems. GOD BLESS!🌻
I have a friend who is so much interested in guest posting and this post will really go a long way for her so i will be sharing it with her…
Thank you for this post. It gave me the courage to submit to Living By Design Ministries last November, and on December 1st I received an email letting me know that my article was selected to be published in an upcoming Saturday Soulfood newsletter. This was my first time ever submitting my work to another blog. In 2022, I plan to submit an article each month to one of the sites listed above. My goal is to get my work and name out there.
That’s amazing, Jennifer! Well done! Keep up the great work!