How to submit a story or article:
Each issue produced by Living Real is ministry focused. Contributors are not paid, but do retain
the rights to their work. Each contributor will receive 3 copies of the issue containing their
We seek articles that stay with the theme of the magazine; real people, real faith, real life. The
articles or stories are to use real life situations, Scripture, and should encourage and challenge the
reader to live real too.
All writers do not have to be from the Columbia area, but the focus stories need to be by and
about those living in South Carolina.
She Speaks Graduates: Because I am a She Speaks graduate, you may submit articles. Your
articles will be looked at first to be included in LR. This will give you another avenue to write
for, possibly published, and an opportunity to be obedient as you “display His glory” through
Living Real. If your article is selected, you may use LR in your portfolio or resume.
1. Your article should be 200-1000 words.
2. Create your article as a Word document. Use Times Roman font, size 12.
3. Certify the originality of what you have written, and let us know if it has been published
before. State the publication that it was published in and when.
4. When making Scripture references place the verse in italics and follow the verse with the
Scripture reference and abbreviated version used in parentheses. Example:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 NKJV)
Here are some things you can do to maximize the chances that your submissions will be printed:
1. Read the magazine so you can become familiar with the types of articles we publish.
2. Please only submit one article at a time.
3. Follow Writer Specifics carefully. (see above)
4. Submit your article to the Chief editor, Melanie Shull. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Editor’s Privilege
1. We reserve the right to edit all contributions for style, clarity and length.
2. By submitting, you are giving LR permission to use your work in the magazine and in
other facets of Living Real, i.e. LR conference material.
Please be patient when submitting as we pray over and seek out the best articles possible for each
Authenticity and Integrity
The integrity of Living Real is of utmost importance in presenting Jesus Christ to the world.
Please make sure that your story is authentic and can be backed up, as well as, you, the writer
have a reputation full of integrity. We do research each submission to authenticate each story.