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Your donation can help The Hub feature writers in our church and reach women daily with posts about faith, relationships, family, advocacy, church, and so much more.

The Hub is supported by the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS). We would love your support. Donations can be made by cheque to the WMS, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON  M3C 1J7.

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Write for us – Blog Post Guidelines for writers

Blog’s objective

The Hub is an online space for women to share their Reformed faith and how it relates to their daily lives. It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian.

Content’s objective

Blog posts should encourage the reader to feel included in the community. They should help women to develop relationships with each other, grow in their faith, and deepen their relationship with God. They should encourage women to serve God in their daily lives. They should also encourage discussion.

Many of our posts will focus on ways that women reach out into their community (local and world) and work towards justice for the marginalized, neglected, or forgotten.

Audience

The Hub is new, but we hope this new community will consist of primarily Presbyterian women of varying ages (30-60) and ethnicities.

Editorial Process

Once we receive a blog post we have the editorial right to make changes. We will not change the content or voice of the post. Also note, it could take up to six months for your post to go live.

Honorarium

If we decide to use your blog, a $50 honararium will be given.

Guidelines:

  • Links – External links are welcome in articles. We will check and verify links for content and permission.
  • Photos – We would love to use your clear, high-quality personal photos. Please get permission from those pictured and the photographer. Photos should be labeled. We also have a full set of stock images to use.
  • Headlines – Great headlines are key to the success of a post. They generate more social media shares. Please title your work (6 words is a good guideline), but note the title may be changed.
  • Re-posting – We are looking for original work that has not been previously published.
  • Inclusive Language – Use inclusive language. Generally, avoid using pronouns when referring to God and male pronouns should not be used when referring to both males and females.

Writing suggestions:

  • Blogging is a conversation- Try to write as you speak. Avoid jargon, clichés and acronyms. Your personality and voice should come through as it will keep readers coming back.
  • Write an intro and make it captivating – The first paragraph will keep or lose the reader. The first few sentences will also be featured when shared on social media.
  • Other
    • Use short sentences and paraphrases
    • Bullet points are great
    • When quoting Scripture, indicate the translation
    • Give credit, where credit is due. Use in-text citations on all quotes