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Writing Guidelines

Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today.


Our content is sorted into three areas: News, Opinion, and Features. News items report and/or comment on current events both national and international from a Reformed Christian perspective. News stories or article pitches should be sent to

Opinion pieces consist of editorials and letters. Letters may be sent to

Features may be any of a number of things, including but not limited to reporting on an event, excerpt from other works, meditation, interview, travelogue, arts & culture, essay, social analysis, religion, review, creative writing, biography, memoir or history. Features content may be sent to Book, movie and music reviews can be sent to

Content need not be overtly of a Christian nature but should reflect the Reformed Christian principles of God’s sovereignty and our mandate to interact with and reform culture. Likewise, writers need not be a member of the Reformed community but should have something to say to that community.

We look for writing that can appeal to a wide audience of all ages and ethnicities, although this may include pieces intended for a more specific demographic. 


Writing should be at about a Grade 10 reading level and in a loosely formal style fit for print.

Use a single space between sentences instead of the typical double space.

For other details, consult The Canadian Press Stylebook: A Guide for Writers and Editors 15th edition.


Not all submissions will be printed in Christian Courier. We look for a variety and balance of theme, tone and topic. We will try to respond in a timely manner; however, we may wish to hold on to your work for a future issue instead of printing it right away.

Please submit articles by email. You may also wish to submit a pitch for consideration before beginning work on an article.

If possible, submit photos for your work, which may or may not be used for publication.

Include a one- or two-sentence bio of yourself and a photo (head and shoulders). We also like to include writers’ email addresses so that readers may respond to you directly. You will retain rights for your work.

We pay by cheque or direct deposit upon publication. 

Pay rates are as follows (subject to change):

Columnists $45.00

Full page $70.00 (increments of $8.00 for every additional page)
3/4 page $60.00
1/2 page $50.00
1/4 page $40.00

Poetry Between $20.00 and $30.00

Cartoons $25.00

Drawings $25.00

News articles are typically due two weeks before the publication date. Features and columns are due three weeks before the publication date.