Call for Articles
CALL FOR ARTICLES – GET PUBLISHED ON
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LECTIONARY
More than 8 MILLION people have visited The African American Lectionary website!
Submit your article to The African American Lectionary with the opportunity to see it placed online in our Dialogue Corner!
The 5 Most Important Things to Know about Church Administration
5 Ways to Improve the Mental and Physical Health of Clergy
Creative Collaboratives between Churches (Tell Us Your Story)
How Clergy Can Increase Their Financial Health (Especially Clergy Who Are Age 40–60)
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Writers of select articles accepted for publication will be financially compensated.
Articles will be selected for placement on the website based upon:
Length: Articles cannot exceed 2,000 words (not including cites and book or website lists)
Focus: How well the article concentrates upon the subject matter. Only articles addressing one of the four subjects listed above will be accepted.
Creativity used in approaching the subject, including how well it offers solutions and does not just state problems. Less than 50% of each article should name problems.
Well-written: Articles are more likely to be accepted for publication if they are well-written.
You can write on anything related to Church Administration. Possible areas to consider:
- How to hire a good church administrator
- How to create a balanced and sound budget system
- What is the difference between an Executive Minister and a church administrator?
- Resources for those who need church administration training
- How do pastors hire quality staff?
Those who want to discuss the mental and physical health of clergy may want to focus on:
- When should clergy seek the help of a therapist or other mental health provider?
- Resources to improve the mental and physical health of clergy
- Ways to create mentally and physically healthy clergy and churches
- The most serious health challenges male and female clergy face
Those writing about collaborative efforts by churches should indicate:
- Why the collaborative in which you are engaged meets a critical need
- How the collaborative in which you are engaged can be replicated
- What are the steps to forming a strong, durable, and effective collaborative?
Those writing about how clergy (especially persons age 40–60) can increase their financial health may want to focus on:
- Strong financial retirement plans for clergy
- Debt assistance that clergy need
- How churches should contribute to the financial health of clergy
- Financial downfalls that clergy should avoid.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
- All participants must be African American and eighteen years or older.
- Participants can be licensed or ordained clergy, doctoral students, or professors.
- All submissions must be received by The African American Lectionary no later than August 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. EST. (No exceptions.)
- Only one (1) article per person will be accepted.
- Along with your submission, please send no more than a 2-sentence biographical statement and a recent color photograph.
- At the top of your article please include your phone number and your complete contact information: mailing address and e-mail address.
- Any material that you submit must be your original work and not published previously.
- All quoted material must be properly cited and do not embed footnotes. Place all notes at the end of your document. Footnotes are considered embedded if they are automatically placed at the bottom of the same page on which the number for the footnote was entered.
- As with all material submitted to The African American Lectionary, the editors may edit your work for conformity to house style.
- Please be advised that we will notify only those persons whose articles are selected for publication. All notifications will be made no later than August 15, 2012. Articles will be placed on the website between August 15 and August 30, 2012.
- Writers of select articles accepted for publication will be paid $200.00 (two hundred dollars) for having their articles placed on the Lectionary website.