Engaged Pentecostalism is always looking for new writers to bring fresh perspectives on what it means to engage our world as Pentecostals and Charismatics. If you are interested in submitting an article, then start here.
How do I pitch an article to Engaged Pentecostalism?
It’s quick and easy. Send us a short email with your idea and an outline of the article. Before you send the email, make sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Pitches can be sent to the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of authors is Engaged Pentecostalism looking for?
We are looking for writers from all walks of life, be they pastors, parent, or burned out Pentecostals. We desire authors who can present their views clearly, concisely and with a passion for the topic at hand. We do not require that authors be a Pentecostal, Charismatic, or Christian, but we want authors who are willing to speak to the Pentecostal/Charismatic community for the sake of its betterment, as well as the betterment of society in general.
What sort of content is Engaged Pentecostalism looking for?
While we categorize our articles into six categories, we accept various types of content. We are mainly interested in opinion pieces, biblical commentary, interviews, and autobiographical accounts.
Great articles are provocative, getting people to reassess their own views on a subject. We prefer approaches to topics which fall outside of a “the-Bible-told-me-so” framework (though we love the Bible), and require people to deal with the facts on the ground. Moreover, we want content that is not afraid to challenge the typical conception of Pentecostalism as a subset of political conservatism. We want Pentecostal voices that are not afraid to say, “I am different and I am still a Pentecostal!”
Do you have any examples of well-written articles?
Our community of writers has produced some amazing stuff so far. Here are a few of our best performing articles:
- Gender and Pentecostalism: An Introduction
- Take A Knee
- Pentecostal History: Chicken or Eggs?
- Guns in Church: A Failure to Trust God
- The Recovering Charismatic
- I Just Taught a Bunch of Kids Why the Bible Isn’t Divine…And You Should, Too
What can writing for Engaged Pentecostalism do for me?
Writing an article for Engaged Pentecostalism, while mainly being about helping others, also provides a lot of perks for our authors. When you write for Engaged Pentecostalism, you benefit in the following ways.
- Our audience. We have a dedicated readership in the thousands. When you write, your article will have the chance to be in front of thousands.
- Our email list. We have a continually growing list of people who are notified of any new post on Engaged Pentecostalism. When you write an article, we let them all know.
- Author bios. Every post contains a biography of the author who wrote it. This section can link back to your own website or social media account.
- Social media exposure. Every article on Engaged Pentecostalism is automatically pushed to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, showing up in each of our followers’ feeds.
- Mobile formats. Engaged Pentecostalism automatically publishes your article in Apple News and Google AMP format, making it easier for people to access your article on their mobile devices.
How long should my article be?
Articles typically range from 500-1000 words. While we do occasionally make exception, we prefer to keep our posts digistable. If a subject is too large to cover in a single post, we are always happy to discuss the possibility of a post series.
Should I provide links to other websites and articles when I mention them?
Yes! Linking to other websites is a great way to let people go deeper, stay in keeping with journalistic best practices, and improve the search results for your post. When writing, add hyperlinks to any texts that reference other sources.
How do I submit my article?
Once your article pitch is accepted, we will create an author account for you at Engaged Pentecostalism. You can write the post there, and then submit it for review.
Do you edit submitted articles?
When we receive submissions, we do provide an editorial eye. Most of the time, this involves catching typos and unclear phrasing. On occasion, we also work with the author to suggest larger editorial changes when necessary. The editorial team reserves the right to not to publish an article, though this happens only very rarely.
When will my article be published?
Depending on the nature of the article and the schedule of the site, it may take anywhere from 1-2 weeks for your article to be published. Many times, however, accepted and edited articles may be published even faster. We will notify you of when your post will be published.
Are there any opportunities to write regularly for Engaged Pentecostalism?
Yes! We are seeking to build a core team of writers who would like to contribute on a regular basis and help shape the contours of the community. Pitching an article is always the first step to that process. Once you publish, let us know if you’d like to be a regular contributor.
So… what are you waiting for? Send your idea to the editorial team at email@example.com.