Living. How to better understand the Bible, develop
a richer prayer life, live more victoriously, overcome personal
winning, conversions and answers to prayer. Often written
in the first person or "as told to."
3. Doctrinal. The baptism in
the Holy Spirit, the Second Coming (premillennial in viewpoint)
and divine healing. Physical healings must be endorsed by
a minister acquainted with the case.
4. Salvation appeal. Strong evangelistic
appeal targeted to the unsaved (250 to 500 words).
5. Home and family. Helps for
building Christian homes. Include illustrations from life.
6. Seasonal. New Year's, Easter,
Pentecost Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving,
Christmas. Submit at least six months in advance, preferably
7. Current issues. Adhere
to doctrinal positions of the Assemblies of God.
8. News. News pieces and photographs
from freelancers are printed in the World view section occasionally.
If you can report on a major event connected in some way
with the Assemblies of God or with religious issues, please
call our news office. Generally, stories written about a
church, Bible college or some religious institution do not
receive payment. If the story requires independent research,
payment can be negotiated.
9. Human interest. To glorify
God for what He is accomplishing through individuals, groups
or churches. People like to read stories about sacrifice,
courage, victory, etc.
10. Regular features. Material
for "Living it " and "Letters."
11. Testimonies. Healings
and stories of God’s provision. These are unpaid and
may be edited for content.
12. My Journey articles. First-person accounts of spiritual journeys that pose questions readers would have and provide a conclusion to the journey or question (1000-1200 words).
Poetry or fiction is not being accepted at this
HELP YOU MEET THESE NEEDS
1. Be familiar with the Pentecostal Evangel. Read the magazine regularly
to understand our approach. Study current issues for slant,
content and style.
2. Be thorough.
Give attention to sentence structure, spelling and word
selection in your article. When quoting a Scripture passage,
check the Bible for wording, spelling and punctuation. Please
indicate which version is used.
3. Keep the reader in mind. The
Pentecostal Evangel is the voice of the Assemblies
of God and is read by both Christians and non-Christians.
Pray. The Evangel goes into homes, prisons,
public libraries and many other places. Pray that your article,
if published, will bless many.
your manuscript is returned, it does not mean the work is
of poor quality; it may mean we already have similar material
or your article would be more appropriate in another publication.
We are unable to give reasons for rejection of manuscripts;
however, each manuscript is carefully reviewed and appraised.
E-mailed manuscripts are preferred and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. They should be sent
as Word document attachments, not in the body of the e-mail. 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. 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. Postage. Mail to: Pentecostal Evangel, 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802. Your manuscript must
be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and sufficient
postage if you wish it returned. It will be discarded
six weeks after rejection.
2. Article length. From 500 to
1,200 words. Testimonies. 200-300 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.
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.
We do not offer payments for testimonies.
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 us if the article has been printed
before or if you are offering first rights.
No handwritten manuscripts accepted.