Submissions

Submit News Suggestions

Are there things happening in the Episcopal Church that people should know about?  Please tell us about them; you can contact us at newsteam@episcopalcafe.com

 


Letters to the Editor

We will consider timely responses to stories published on this site.  Letters to the Editor will be published on Saturdays.  Letters should be no longer than 900 words in length, and should include your full name and if you are employed in a church organization please include that information also.  Letters should be sent via email to jon.white@episcopalcafe.com

 


 

Magazine Submissions

We also welcome your submissions to our Magazine section relating to the theme of the month. We seek to post only original material but will consider items published elsewhere from time to time; please let us know when and where such articles appeared before. We do not accept sermons. All submissions will be reviewed by our editorial team, though not all submissions can or will be posted. Submissions or proposals can be sent to us at jon.white@episcopalcafe.com. Our guiding principles are that it be short and that it be true.

Submission Format:

For written submissions, please send them in an attached Word document

  • Single spaced, 12 point font
  • Do not indent paragraphs
  • Include your name and email address on the top line of your document
  • Include a short bio (2-3 sentences) to help readers understand who you are at the bottom of your document
Monthly Themes:

May: Prayer Book change is in the air.  What do you think of a potential BCP revision?  What needs to be changed, what should be kept?  Does it need to be an actual book or something else?  If changed, this would be the sixth version of the Book of Common Prayer used in the US and the colonies before – what lessons or cautionary tales are available from those previous efforts?

June: Changes are inevitable, but the Episcopal Church approaches changes in ordained roles with seeming trepidation.  What are your thoughts on clergy Transitions?  Do we make these changes with fear or hope?  Are interim clergy effective, usually, sometimes, rarely?  What anxieties might you, as clergy, have about transitions?  What hard-learned lessons do you think need to be shared?

July: Only a year to go before the 79th General Convention will be held in Austin, Texas.  Are you working on anything for GC already?  Do you have any hopes for this GC; are there important issues to be faced or should this be a GC devoted to maintenance and consolidation?

We are looking for:
  • personal essays – up to 2500 words
  • photo essays – as many as six images.  Please confirm permission to use the images if you are not the photographer
  • non-fiction narratives – up to 2500 words
  • videos – no more than 3 minutes in length
  • Got an idea? Send us a proposal and we’ll see

 


General Feedback

We welcome your feedback on any aspect of the Episcopal Café. You can contact our editor, Jon White, at jon.white@episcopalcafe.com.

 

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