Who We Are:
Living Light News is a non-profit, evangelical Christian ministry started
in 1995. We provide writers with a great opportunity to use their God-given
skills and impact lives for Him. We publish on a bi-monthly basis in two
Western Canadian markets (Edmonton, AB and Saskatoon, SK for a combined circulation
of more than 60,000 copies) and an online edition (www.livinglightnews.org).
Living Light News has twice been as North America's Best Christian Newspaper
by the Evangelical Press Association.
The ministry was formed out of a need to reach out with the gospel of Jesus
Christ. Through the use media, in a manner that glorifies God and demonstrates
His love, we seek to partner with the Body of Christ to proclaim the Good News
of Jesus to the world.
Through news, information, and resources, we also seek to unite the Body of
Christ and to enrich, encourage, and enlighten Christians, helping them to
live Godly lives based on Biblical principles.
Living Light News is about people and topics both Christians and non-believers
can relate to. Stories and personal testimonies present the life-changing gospel
message in a powerful, contemporary and non-threatening way.
We print positive and uplifting stories that glorify God and help readers
see the fruits of a personal relationship with Christ, as opposed to organized
religion. We don't write anything that is negative, divisive or controversial,
and we aim to have all stories be of interest to non-Christians.
Our Guiding Principle:
The writing is the seed that we plant in the hearts and lives of our readers.
We rely on the Holy Spirit to grow the seed and provide fruit.
Writing We're Looking For:
- profiles of prominent Christians in such areas of life as sports, entertainment,
business and the arts who place Christ first in their life. (800-1,000 words)
- news stories from within the markets we serve (650 words)
- family-focused articles to improve our readers' lives and possibly provide
a Christian perspective on such topics as weight loss, parenting, fitness,
finances, relationships, personal growth. These stories, which are not written
from a first person perspective, provide quotes from 'experts' and steer
readers to related resources such as books and websites. (600-650 words)
Please Note: We're sorry, but we don't print any fiction
What we're looking for in a writer:
Writers should have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have a strong
desire to spread the Good News about Him to others. Writers need to be sensitive
to the needs of our non-believing readers. Stories should be seeker-sensitive
and written with pizzazz.
Our writers are keenly aware of the power of a well-written story that touches
the reader's emotions and challenges them to rethink their lives and commitments.
They want to show that choosing Christ is a positive and life-changing choice.
What we want to see in the writing:
- conversational, down-to-earth style which avoids
- stories that cover the basic W5's of writing
- interesting details and quotes that make the story
- correctness in details of spelling, punctuation
and rules of grammar
Submitting a story:
E-mail us your query to email@example.com. Tell us
briefly what kind of a story you want to write, why our readers will enjoy
it, the number of words, whether you can provide photos, and your anticipated
We assign news and feature stories to writers across North America. Send
us samples of what you've done and let us know you're interested in taking
on assignments. If you're a fit we'll look at giving you a shot.
Articles and news stories: 8 cents/word US or 10 cents/word Canadian for first
North American serial rights; 5 cents/word for subsequent rights, payable on
publication. Purchase of rights includes possible posting on our Website.
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