Do you like to write? Learn how you can contribute to ONCOURSE magazine and our great Web site!
ONCOURSE is a bimonthly Webzine and quarterly print magazine for teens. Each issue focuses on a basic theme, which is addressed from various angles to capture and hold teens' attention. Print articles run 800 words or less. We directly address the real issues teens face, emphasizing a biblical approach.
Write for Us -- How to Get Started
We welcome new writers! Submit an audition manuscript of less than 1,200 words. Include your mailing address and telephone number with area code, and a short resume. Also note an approximate word count. Keep a copy of your manuscript for your files. (We do not return manuscripts.) Please submit articles via e-mail to email@example.com, or mail a hard copy. If you must send your submission on a CD, we accept MAC-compatible documents. Address your manuscript to:
1445 N. Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802-1894
Unsolicited Manuscripts Policy
ONCOURSE evaluates manuscripts to determine if you, as a writer, fit our magazine. We will not print them-- we do not purchase unsolicited articles. Article assignments go to writers listed in our Writer's File and focus on scheduled topics. If we approve you for our Writers File, we will also issue you a password for Writers Only, where we post these themes.
Type and double-space your articles. Write in a style that teens will read using a conversational tone, short sentences and straightforward concepts. Give the version of the Bible you use when quoting Scripture. In order to write for ONCOURSE you must meet OC's deadlines. Should we add you to our Writers File, you should also keep us informed of any changes to your contact information. Failure to do so can delay your compensation or cause us to use another writer altogether.
Payment for assigned stories is $40 for columns, $80 for two-page features and $15 for sidebars/reviews for first rights and electronic rights to assigned feature and fiction stories. Payment for assigned Web-only features is $30 per article. This includes electronic reproduction rights for the On Course Web site. Payment information updated 5-22-08 and subject to change.