You can write/send in anything.
Yup, anything—you could write:
- a story
- a poem
- a recipe
- a craft or sewing idea
bibliographybiography of someone in the past that has been an inspiration to you
- an answered prayer
- something God has taught/shown you
- an encouraging quote, and why it’s encouraging to you.
- an embarrassing moment, and something God showed you through that
- something you learned from a book of the Bible (such as Job)
- an exceptionally frustrating situation, and how God helped you conquer your frustration
- a devotional
- a question (yes, we do have a question corner, but no-one’s ever asked anything!)
- a book review
- about a treasure from the Scriptures that you found
- …let your imagination go wild! There are many other subjects I haven’t included!
There are a few rules:
- You can write anything. If you have something you wrote another time, that’s okay. Just send it in.
- The length doesn’t really matter. We can use whatever you send in. If it’s longer than 1 ½ – 2 pages, though, we’d have to break it up and put it in two magazines (which ISN’T a problem, believe me!☺)
- When you submit your story (I’ll have a form for you to submit it with), please include a short “About Me”—there’ll be a space for it!☺It would also be nice to have a picture to put at the bottom, but that’s optional. Your “About Me” could include anything (a few ideas below). I prefer at the minimum three sentences, but if you really can’t think of anything to write about yourself, it’s okay to just give your name (age and location would be great, too, but that’s optional). Your “About Me” could include:
○ where they can find you on the internet (your blog, etc)
○ some of your interests (crafting, baking, reading, writing, etc)
○ how to contact you
○ …all of the above are optional, but the “About Me” is designed to make the reader get to know you as an individual a little better—you aren’t just an anonymous writer that way.
- You’re supposed to enjoy yourself while you’re writing—it won’t be just another “chore”.
- If at all possible, what you write should be written in one day. But if you can’t manage, then I understand if it takes several days. The longest time I’ve ever taken to write something for JOJ has been about six months!
- Remember this quote: “You must write for yourself, above all. That is [your] only hope of creating something beautiful.” ~Gustave Flaubert. It’s very true.
- We may not put all of the submissions into one magazine, depending on how many there are. We will be sure, though, to put it in somewhere.
- Any questions? Comment below!
NOTE: We will write on one particular day, depending on what day you all select. I was originally thinking of Monday, but if you think another day of the week would be better, we'd be glad to hear which day you think is best.
Thank you for all your support; we really appreciate it!