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:

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?

August: All communities set Boundaries for Acceptable Personal Behavior, including churches.  Some of these are explicit (like Title IV of the canons) and some (probably most) are implicit – known but never clearly communicated.  How do violations of these boundaries affect communal life?  What implicit boundaries may have confounded you in joining a new congregation?  How do we go about changing (positively) bad patterns and habits to build the community of mutual love Christ invites us into?

September: In the way back Clergy Spouses had consistent, and limiting, expectations placed on them.  Much of that may have disappeared but in what ways have they remained or been transformed?  Are their differing expectations of male and female clergy spouses?  How and where do clergy spouses find their own spiritual path?

October: “Tis the gift to be simple, tis the gift to be free.”  share with us your experiences of Simple Living and Sustainability

November: What acts or expectations of faith have taken you Out of Your Comfort Zone?  In what ways have you been unable to break that barrier?

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.

 

Café Comments? Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.