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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...



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Writer's Guidelines


Please note: We have nearly filled the slate for 2014. Very few articles are needed for the balance of the year. Because of this, some submissions may be held for longer than usual.



SUBMISSION STANDARDS

Manuscripts. Emailed manuscripts are preferred and should be sent to pe@ag.org. They should be sent as Word document attachments, not in the body of the email. They should be double spaced, with your name and address in the upper left-hand corner of the first page. The approximate number of words should be in the upper right-hand corner. Also, state whether first or second (reprint) rights are offered. Hard copies should be typewritten or printed on a letter-quality or near-letter quality printer (preferably not dot matrix). Be sure to keep a copy; we cannot be responsible for safekeeping of manuscripts.

  1. Snail mail. If you don't have access to a computer, mail to: Pentecostal Evangel, 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802. If you wish your manuscript to be returned it must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and sufficient postage. Otherwise it will be discarded if rejected.

  2. Article length. From 500 to 1,200 words.

  3. No multiple submissions. We do not accept manuscripts submitted to other publications at the same time. We do purchase second rights on some previously published material.

  4. Personal information required. In a cover letter, please tell about yourself, including your current occupation. Please tell us what church you are a member of and who your pastor is. Assemblies of God affiliation not necessary.

  5. Queries. Submit your manuscript without query. We accept queries only from authors who have written for us on assignment.

  6. Rate of payment. We pay 6 cents a word for first-rights articles by freelance writers. Payment is made upon acceptance. Writers will receive complimentary copies of the Evangel in which the article appears. Second rights are paid at approximately half of first-rights material. My Journey pays a flat rate of $30 for a one-page article (approximately 550-600 words when edited) and $50 for a two-page article (usually 900-1,000 words when edited).

  7. Rights. We purchase first or second North American serial rights, plus nonexclusive reprint rights, which includes electronic reproduction. We reserve the right to publish inspiring excerpts from testimonies. Please inform if you are offering first rights or second rights. First rights: The article has never been published before in print or on the Internet. Second rights: The article has previously been published, in print or on the Internet. A blog or similar piece that has been posted on the Internet is considered second rights.

  8. No handwritten manuscripts accepted.

 

rev. 5/5/14