Thank you for your interest in contributing an article as a guest writer! Please read the following guidelines before you submit.
TCKs for Christ is targeted towards Christian teenaged and young adult TCKs. Therefore, articles must be in line with the Bible and must address topics TCKs have to deal with. This includes identity, moving around, making/losing friends, saying goodbye, etc. Read previously published articles so that you get a feel for what we are looking for.
Please do a search on the website beforehand to ensure your article is not too similar to one previously published. If you are not sure, submit it and we will let you know.
There is no need to provide images. Our team will do this for you.
Please make sure that your word count is 500–1000 words long. If it is slightly longer or shorter, we will consider it, and suggest ideas on how to lengthen/shorten it.
We prefer articles that are split up with headings and/or bullet points since they are easier to read. Please also make sure that your paragraphs are not too long (preferably 3–5 sentences in each paragraph).
Grammar and Spelling
You can use either British or American English as long as you are consistent throughout the article.
Please capitalize pronouns when referring to God.
When quoting Scripture, please include the reference and the translation. Translations we allow are KJV, NKJV, ESV, and NIV.
How To Submit
Please submit your article title and draft into the body of your email to email@example.com.
If this is the first time publishing an article on our website, please include a 60–80 word bio written in third person. If you would like to, you can send a good picture of yourself to go along with the bio. This is not mandatory. It is possible to be published anonymously if it is a question of safety and privacy for either you or the people around you.
We prefer to use articles that have not been published previously. However, if you have published an article on your personal blog that you believe would fit our website, you may send us a query and we will consider it.
We do not accept pitches. Please send us your full article.
All work must be your own. When quoting others, make sure you have permission and include the reference to the origin.
Once your article is accepted*, it will be published on our website, and we will post about it on our social media profiles. Everyone at TCKs for Christ volunteers; contributing writers will not be compensated.
Please give us 3–4 weeks to decide if we accept your article. If you have not heard from us by then, feel free to contact us.
If your article is accepted, we will edit it for minor mistakes. If your article requires a lot of editing, we will reject it.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions. We look forward to your contribution!
*We reserve the right to reject a submission if it does not align with what the Bible says, needs major editing, or is in any other way not suitable for the ministry.