Writers Guide

Aims and Objectives
To share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (as the name suggests).
To address relevant and pertinent Christian issues with solid bible based articles that will inform and equip God’s people to live the Christian life and to do the work of the ministry.
To discover new Christian literary and journalistic talent and be a medium through which they may develop.

Target Audience
Teen to adults who may be young or spiritually mature Christians

New writers
Along with your first article kindly also submit a portrait (photograph) of yourself (300dpi) if sent electronically. Your photograph should also be accompanied by a brief biodata. Send to editor@thesharemagazine.com

Structure
Cover – designed around the feature article

  • Main Contents
  • Feature article
  • Related articles - related to the theme of that Issue
  • World in View
  • Testimonies (Miracle Makeover)
  • Kids own - To come (Writers Needed)
  • Reflections
  • - Think
  • - Did You Know?
  • - Jargon Buster
  • - Note to Self
  • - Poetry
  • - Story Teller
  • - In Praise of Hymn
Other Contents (Not all these will make it in every magazine)
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Agony Aunt – A section where readers ask life questions and get a response from aunt
  • Interviews
  • Fillers – In the form of jokes, quotes etc.
Article Submission
Deadline: Your article should be finished, proofread and submitted at least two months before publication date.
Content: We have discovered that the typical reading age of readers today is quite low. To accommodate this we suggest using the CEV translation of the bible for quoting scripture. If necessary you may use another translation but remember to say what translation it is in your references at the end. Try to have headings throughout your article that covers 2-3 paragraphs of text. Your article must be sent with your name at the top or bottom for it to be readily identified as yours. Writers collaborate on Google Drive. If you do not have a Google account you may email your article in the body of your email or attach as a text document along with Images/photos.

Images
Photos should be about 300 dpi for best results in our printed magazines and must be saved as .jpg or .png format.

Word Count
An article must consist of approximately 1000 words including title and reference. – Less if photos/images are to be included. If your article consist of more than 1000 words it will only be accepted at the editors discretion as this will mean the article will flow over to another page impacting on layout, page count and ultimately cost of printing.

Referencing
Foot notes will follow at the bottom of each article using the Harvard style reference system.

Formatting
Magazine is A4 size (UK), letter size (US) is printed in full colour throughout and consist of approximately 32 pages.

Note:
The feature article will be chosen from among the group of article submissions. The article that the editor deems most relevant, current and most likely to command the public’s attention will be used as the feature article.
World in View: This section will summarise world news that affects the kingdom of God within the last quarter i.e. fulfilled prophecies etc.
Testimonies: Personal accounts of the impact of Jesus’ Saving grace.

Design and Layout: H. Slack
Editor: A. Slack
Publishers: A Select Arrow Publishing (Publishing arm of UIC)
Website: http://www.thesharemagazine.com
What We Believe: Statement of Faith

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