We Welcome Your Guest Post for Consideration

At Circles of Faith, we welcome you to submit your story for consideration. Click around our site to see the kind of content we’re likely to feature. You’ll find:

1. Mondays we feature Faith-based stories, devotionals, etc.

2. Wednesdays we feature Life stories—How-tos, DIYs, practical information, etc.

3. Fridays we feature Community information—Reviews, interviews, event information, ministry highlights, and more.

Please see our Article Guidelines below as well.

Submissions should be 12-point easy-to-read font, preferably sent as an attachment to CirclesOfFaith@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Although we would love to respond personally to every submission, we simply can’t. We will contact you if we decide to publish your story.

If you don’t hear from us within 4 weeks, it’s safe to assume we will be unable to use your piece and you can publish it elsewhere.


Blog Post Guidelines

WORD COUNT:  About 400-800 words is the ideal length for an online article or blog.  (I know this is pretty short and I struggle with this myself on my blog, but this is what the experts say online readers are willing to read. If you feel this is impossible, your article could be split into a couple of parts. Let’s talk!)

Check out some writing tips here.

SUBMISSION: Email your article and photos to circlesoffaith@gmail.com. 

*PHOTOS: Please send at least one photo to accompany your article.  Minimum 72 resolution and 650 width.  Need help with this? Let us know. 

Digital photos can be personal or obtained online from sites such as CreationSwap, Photo Pin, Stock Free Images, Flickr. Please be sure you give credit to the source/artist. Send photos (.jpeg preferred) electronically. If you have not mastered sending digital photos, please contact us and we can discuss. 

 * Photos--To copy pictures from Album, Book, and Movie covers, find it online. Then right click on the picture (PC) or Control Click (MAC) and download to your computer. 

BIO: Please provide your head shot and a byline. Keep it to 2-3 sentences. Please include your name, job title, and company name if applicable, web address, Facebook page, and Twitter handle as applicable so we can share it with our readers. 


Book Review Guidelines

WORD COUNT:  About 400-800 words

Content Suggestions include:

1. Author, Book Title, Publisher, Year of Publication, Genre (Fiction or NonFiction. You can get more detailed with genres, if you'd like. Check out a list of genres here), and number of pages.

2. Intended audience. “This book is for anyone who…”

3. Main ideas and objectives.

4. Strengths and weaknesses of the book. (We are mainly promoting books at COF that we would recommend, so weaknesses are not the focus.)

5. A favorite quote or two. 

6. Your takeaway. How the book changed you, influenced you, challenged you.

7. If possible, we’d like a quote or two from the author, interview style. You could ask the author, “What inspired you to write this book?” If it’s a book that solves a problem, “Is there anything further you’d like to share since you’ve written the book?”

SUBMISSION:  Email your article and photos to circlesoffaith@gmail.com.

*PHOTOS: Please send at least one photo of the book cover to accompany your article. 

BIO: Please provide your head shot and a byline. Keep it to 2-3 sentences. Please include your name, job title, and company name if applicable, web address, Facebook page, and Twitter handle as applicable so we can share it with our readers. 


Music Review Guidelines

WORD COUNT:  About 400-800 words

Content Suggestions include:

1. Basic information about the artist/band such as where they are from, members' names, and the instruments they play.

2. Intended audience. 

3. Strengths and weaknesses of the music. (We are mainly promoting music at COF that we would recommend, so weaknesses are not the focus.)

4. The background of the album including where it fits in the performer(s) career and possible who are the artists that influenced them.

5. Highlight a track or two that stands out. 

6. Your general feeling about the music.

SUBMISSION:  Email your article and photos to circlesoffaith@gmail.com.

*PHOTOS: Please send one photo of the album cover or artist to accompany your article. 

BIO: Please provide your head shot and a byline. Keep it to 2-3 sentences. Please include your name, job title, and company name if applicable, web address, Facebook page, and Twitter handle as applicable so we can share it with our readers. 


Movie Review Guidelines

WORD COUNT:  About 400-800 words

Content Suggestions include:

1. General Movie Information-- Actors, Length of Film, Release Date, Studio Name, Genre (Comedy, Drama, etc. Click here for a complete list).

2. An overview of the plot without giving too much away. 

3. Intended audience.

4. Your general feeling about the movie. Why do you reccommend this movie?

5. Your take away... Did it change your thinking, give you a new perspective? Did it make you laugh out loud? 

6. Highlights and memorable moments.

SUBMISSION:  Email your article and photos to circlesoffaith@gmail.com.

*PHOTOS: Please send one photo of the movie poster to accompany your article. 

BIO: Please provide your head shot and a byline. Keep it to 2-3 sentences. Please include your name, job title, and company name if applicable, web address, Facebook page, and Twitter handle as applicable so we can share it with our readers. 


A Few Notes: 

1. As much as is possible, we would like our featured bloggers to be consistently posting. Once a week as a minimum is ideal. (We will make exceptions, but please aim for this.) 

2. Please be sure to spread the word of your Guest Blog Post on Circles of Faith. Tweet, start the post on your blog, have it continue on ours, and post a link on your Facebook, Pinterest, etc. THANKS!!

3. Once your piece has posted check in regularly to review any comments and respond.

4. Whenever possible, we love giveaways…and blog readers do too. They increase traffic to your blog and our site! So if you’ve got an idea for a giveaway, please let us know.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SUBMISSION:

Your article will be edited and returned to you for final approval before publication. We will advise you of your publication date as soon as possible.

If you have any questions email us at circlesoffaith@gmail.com any time.

As this is a Christian website, we welcome scripture references, attributes of God that have been demonstrated, godly principles. However, our desire is to be diverse and interdenominational, so as much as is reasonable, please avoid referencing denomination-specific traditions. 

 * Photos--To copy pictures from Album, Book, and Movie covers, find it online. Then right click on the picture (PC) or Control Click (MAC) and download to your computer.