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The Christian Century



The Christian Century Submission Guidelines

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Before submitting to The Christian Century

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with The Christian Century by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to The Christian Century or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the The Christian Century guidelines:

We seek to articulate the public meaning of faith, bringing the resources of religious tradition to bear on such topics as poverty, human rights, economic justice, international relations, national priorities, and popular culture. We are also interested in pieces that examine or critique the theology and ethos of individual religious communities. We welcome articles that find fresh meaning in old traditions and that adapt or apply religious traditions to new circumstances.

Authors should assume that readers are familiar with main themes in Christian history and theology, are accustomed to the historical-critical study of the Bible, and are already engaged in relating faith to social and political issues. Many of our readers are ministers or teachers of religion at the college level.

We publish shorter poems (fewer than 20 lines) that are grounded in images and that reveal an awareness of the sounds of language and the forms of poetry even when the poems are written in free verse. 

Blogs and Blog Posts
The Century accepts submissions of original, unpublished guest posts for its website. Posts should be no more than 800 words long.

The Century does not accept submissions of blogs and other websites to be listed on the site. We do, however, facilitate the CCblogs network, a community of independent bloggers. See the application guidelines.

Submission Guidelines Details for The Christian Century

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Journalism, Free Verse

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Updated August 18, 2020