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Contact magazine guidelines
The purpose of Contact magazine is to support thriving ministries by providing timely, practical information for ministries and individuals. All articles submitted should fulfill this purpose.
Contact magazine is published quarterly electronically in March, June, September and December. Its target audience is Unity ministers, church board members, licensed Unity teachers and lay people.
Article Submission Guidelines
Length: approximately 400-450 words for one-page articles plus relevant color photos or 800-900 words for two-page feature articles plus relevant color photos.
Format: Place text in a MS Word document. Do not insert photos in the Word document. They must be sent as separate files (see Visuals guidelines below). Page numbers must be on each page. Include JPEG photos on a separate CD or mail a hard copy of the photos (see Visuals guidelines below). Keep at least one copy of your manuscript and photos for your files; we do not return manuscripts or photos.
A two-line biography of the author is requested. Please include the author's name, title (if applicable), organization (or church) and e-mail address.
Visuals: We prefer photos of people and activities. Photos should be in color and of good quality (in focus, with subjects well-lit and not too far from the camera). Set your digital camera on the highest quality setting when taking photos. If sending electronically, photos should be in a JPEG format, no smaller than 1200 x 1800 pixels (4" x 6" at 300 dpi). You may also mail good quality 4" x 6" or larger photos (developed from negatives, not printed on a printer). Photos must be accompanied by release forms. See Photo Release.
Send to: Kristen Preud'homme at Kris@unity.org or mail to her attention at Unity Worldwide Ministries, PO Box 610, Lee's Summit, MO 64063.
Publication rights: All articles and accompanying materials submitted may be used at the discretion of the Contact editorial staff. No restrictions apply if authors wish to publish submitted materials elsewhere. We do not return articles that have been submitted. We accept reprints but ask that you let us know where and when the article has run previously. Also verify that the legal rights have been cleared by the other party. Please do not send articles which have been previously published in Contact.
Book reviews are limited to Unity authors or books that are compatible with Unity's mission and membership.
If you wish to review books for Contact magazine, please submit a sample book review of a book of your choice. Selected individuals will be placed on our reviewer list, and will be sent books on a periodic basis which coincide with their areas of interest. Please see our complete list of Book Review Guidelines.
If you have a book you would like us to consider for a review, you may send it to:
Unity Worldwide Ministries
Attn: Kristen Preud'homme
PO Box 610
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Books are not returnable. Submission of a book for review is not a guarantee that the book will be reviewed in Contact.
Payment for Articles
At this time, Contact does not pay for articles. We welcome your contributions to the publication.
Since we are published only electronically, we no longer send printed complimentary copies.
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