How to Write for HUMANKIND
HUMANkind magazine covers theology, culture, & embodied living. Our readership ranges from theologically trained leaders to church laity, mainly Christian twenty and thirty year olds who are looking for a balance of academic rigor alongside real life, human conversations and issues. Our mission is to encourage people to grow not only in their faith, but also with one another; to seek to be fully alive, develop thoughtful and constructive conversation, to seek God at work in the most unlikely places, and to join in that mission in an embodied way.
Please look over our writer's guidelines below. We welcome and encourage new writers to submit their work, but obviously prefer to use those with previous writing experience. Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to partnering with you in this way.
To pitch a story idea or submit a feature for theHUMANmagazine.org, contact us here. For more information on what we're looking for, read below.
HUMANkind Magazine will feature free content via the website and paid subscriptions via digital and print publications . Below are the sections in which we encourage new writers to seek publication for:
•Theology. The Theology section explores theological conversations, i.e. the Image of God, Nature of God, the Trinity, Sacrifice, Compassion, and the like. 1,000-1,250 words
•Culture. The Culture section covers what's going on in the world. This section is focused globally—Global conversations and happenings, the arts, trends, etc. Reviews: 600-800 words; features 750-1,000 words.
•Embodied Living. The Embodied Living section covers just that: humanity and humanness (human nature). Asking the question, "What does it mean to be human?" (relationships, experience, travel, psychology, ethics/morality, etc.). 1,000 words
Conversatio is rooted in seeking faithfulness together as a community. Submitting articles to the Conversatio track enters the article into a queue for peer revision. Once the article has been accepted and reviewed, time will be given to a panel to develop constructive responses to the article. Once this process is complete, the next step is the publication of the article, and each response to that article. Finally, a time will be coordinated to create a live discussion with the author, and panel focusing on the article and its responses, allowing for further dialogue and Q/A. *Please indicate Conversatio in the subject line of your submission if you wish to submit an article for review.
For pitches, include a summary describing your idea, an approximate length and date you could have it finished. Pitches should be no longer than 250 words and must have a clear thesis.
After you have pitched your idea we will work with you on a submission proposal. We prefer submissions as Word attachments. Your name, photo and one- to two-sentence bio should be included with your submission. If you have social media handles you want us to use, please include those as well. We don't pay for web articles, and articles are automatically archived. Please double-check spelling and grammar before submitting. Please include any citations or references to research. All articles will be edited for length, grammar, content, style and tone.
We do our best to respond to all inquiries, but be aware we are sometimes inundated. If you have not heard back from us after 4-6 weeks, please assume we will not be able to use your idea or submission.