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love to write?
One of our passions is to provide a platform from which women can develop their voices through creative expression. Every issue of Daughters of Promise includes space for submissions shared by readers. Pitches open once a quarter, giving you the opportunity to submit an idea for an article you’d like to contribute.
Writing opportunities will be posted on this page and our social media platforms.
We welcome article pitches from everyone; however, we prioritize those made by women who are familiar with DOP, supportive of our mission, and embrace conservative Anabaptist values. You can read our Statement of Faith and Values here.
Each issue is centered around a theme and your pitch must relate to that theme for consideration. Out-of-the-box interpretations can be refreshing, but don't stray too far off topic or your idea may be discarded.
If your article idea is chosen, it is final and you may not change the topic. Any submissions received that are different from the original idea run the risk of not being included in the magazine.
Submission deadlines are firm and late submissions will not be accepted. When submitting your pitch, please keep the deadline in mind and only submit your idea if you are sure you will be able complete the article and turn it in on time.
All content must be written by you and must not have been published elsewhere.
You retain the rights to your submission, but DOP reserves the right to promote/publish any article that is submitted to us. Occasionally, articles from the magazine may be republished on the DOP blog, newsletter, website, or other materials.
If your submission is selected and published in the magazine, please do not republish your article in its entirety until at least 3 months have passed. If, and when, you do, please include a credit line that includes a statement such as: "This article was originally published in Daughters of Promise Magazine". Please include a link to our website: www.daughters-of-promise.org.
If you wish to promote your article before the six months have passed, feel free to share a paragraph or short excerpt from the article to generate interest and include a link to the website where people can purchase a copy of the magazine (www.daughters-of-promise.org/print)..
If your article idea is chosen for print, we will pair you with one of our staff editors who will assist in fine-tuning your piece for publication. In addition, you'll receive a copy of our Writer's Kit, which outlines basic editorial guidelines/FAQs/helpful tips; and a copy of our digital Mini Issue to give you a feel for the content DOP publishes.
If your piece is selected for publication, you will receive a credit line in the magazine as well as a copy of the print magazine once it is published.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PITCH STAND OUT
We receive many pitches - help yours stand out by practicing these tips:
Write specifically: broad, expansive topics are not likely to attract our attention. Be as specific as possible about the topic on which you would write, and how it relates to the theme of the issue.
Use excellent grammar/spelling/punctuation: If your pitch is sloppily written, it is not likely to be chosen. Show us that you are confident in your writing abilities and use the same excellent spelling and punctuation that you would use when writing your article.
Be sure you can meet the deadlines (listed above). Because of the many moving parts of magazine production, it is imperative that authors be able to turn their drafts in on time.
Get creative! Don’t rush to submit your first idea. Take some time to meditate on the theme and see what comes to mind. Develop your idea and then formulate it into words. The theme of “wonder” is packed with possibility. For example, you could talk about an awe-inspiring experience that changed your life; write a guide for discovering wonder in everyday places; research the mind-blowing intricacies of our galaxy, etc.. We love adventurous, out-of-the-box ideas!