Interested in writing for Red Letter Christians? We’d be delighted to consider your work! Take a look at the content on our site to familiarize yourself with our voice and tone. Then read the guidelines below to find out how to best send your materials.
We seek to provide our readers with soul stirring, thought provoking, and action-oriented reflections about Jesus and justice. We mainly publish articles that provide faithful, insightful, and solutions-oriented commentary on current events. We seek articles grounded in scripture and theology that challenges the way we think and live, all with the goal of emulating Jesus’ love, mercy, and counter-cultural way of living. Interviews, book reviews, and sermons are also welcome. Fiction, poetry, letters to the editor, and press releases are rarely published, nor do we assign article topics to writers.
Be sure to review our blog content to get a sense of what we’re looking for before you submit your materials. We are particularly interested in centering the voices and experiences of those underrepresented in Christian publishing: LGBTQ+, women, people of color, etc.
We currently do not have a budget to pay writers. However, we will do our best to amplify your voice and work via our Facebook and Twitter channels and/or Catch Up e-newsletter. Select authors will also receive invitations to write Wake Up devotions, to speak on our podcast, or to join our network of leaders, as well as the opportunity to reserve free ad space or shout outs in our periodic partner roundups.
◊ Story Pitches: Do you have a book review, interview, or an idea for an article you’d like to write? Send a short summary of your idea/pitch – including your unique theological “take” or an angle that you’d like to explore. If possible, provide links to your other writing clips. Include a short bio (2-4 sentences) and a headshot.
◊ Completed Articles: Do you have a reflection, blog post, or sermon that you’d like to publish or republish at RLC? All articles must be 600-1400 words and may be edited for clarity and length. Send your article via Word or GoogleDoc. Include a short bio (2-4 sentences) and a headshot. Also, please indicate whether your article has been published elsewhere. (We do NOT accept pieces that violate copyright.)
◊ Book Excerpts: Have you published a book and want to feature an excerpt at RLC? Send a Word or PDF copy of your excerpt (600-1400 words). Include a short bio (2-4 sentences) and a headshot. Also, please indicate whether your publisher has granted permission to republish your excerpt.
Email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of content we receive and our part-time staff capacity, it may take up to a week or so to respond to queries.