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Power for Living (375,000 annual readership/circulation)
This weekly take-home paper for adults is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. Featuring reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Includes stories that are written by or about well-known authors on key faith concepts, social concerns, prayer, and much more. Well-suited as a church bulletin insert or in any doctor's waiting room.
Features:
  • Full-color take-home paper for adults profiling interesting, sometimes well-known Christians, along with other articles
  • New content every quarter
  • Nested weekly papers
  • Great to give out to visitors, shut-ins, and prisoners or as a promotional piece for the church
  • Subscription rate $3.99 per quarter

Submissions

Power for Living is currently OPEN to feature article and short poetry submissions.

We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions for: Into the Word, Church in the World, Patches of Grace, or devotionals.

Review times

We accept submissions year round, but please not the following cut-off dates for quarterly issues.

Review times

We accept submissions year round, but please note the following cut-off dates for quarterly issues.

Issue: Submit by:
September-November November 1st
December-February February 1st
March-May May 1st
June-August August 1st

Additionally, please allow 90 days before querying the status of your submission.

Note that unsolicited material may not be returned.

How to Submit

Please review our Please review our guidelines below to ensure your submission matches what we are looking for.

Please send submissions to: Powerforliving@davidccook.com

Or if you prefer to send by mail (which may take longer)

Power for Living
Mail drop #201
4050 Lee Vance View
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Feature Articles

The editors of Power for Living are looking for inspiring stories and articles about people-famous and ordinary-whose experiences and insights show the power of Christ at work in their lives. We publish stories covering a diverse range of subjects, from world missions to simple, relatable experiences with family and life. Personal stories and interviews are welcome.

Audience

Power for Living is a quarterly publication for adult readers, typically on a subscription basis through churches, business organizations, and individuals. It is also widely used for outreach ministries such as prison fellowships.

Formatting guidelines

  • Word count: around 1500 is ideal for lead aritcles
  • 12 point Times New Roman or Courier
  • Double spaced lines
  • Paragraphs should be first-line indented by 1/2 inch, with no space between paragraphs
  • Please include a cover letter with:
    • A short synopsis of your story and its purpose
    • A short author bio, 50 words max
  • Include Name, email address, story title, and word count on manuscript and cover letter
  • NIV or KJV scripture references preferred
  • Photographs are strongly encouraged
    • Must be suitable for print at 5.5 x 8.5 inches (smartphone photos are generally acceptable)
    • Please send photos only on request
  • Reprints are accepted, but original work is preferred
  • Multiple submissions accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted, provided the dates of publication are different

Payment

Power for Living pays up to $375 for lead articles between 1400-1600 words and $125 for stories between 750-1000.

We also provide 3 contributor copies that will be mailed following publication. Additional copies may be purchased through our Ministry Services department.

Payment will typically be made within 3 weeks of acceptance, dependent on receipt of invoices and contracts.

Poetry

Power for Living is looking for short poetry or short poetry collections relating to Christianity and faith. We accept a wide variety of styles and subject matter, so long as they are related to matters of faith and are biblically based.

Format

  • 20 lines preferred
  • 12 point Times New Roman or Courier
  • Cover letter with name, email address, and title of poem or collection
  • Reprints are accepted, but original work is preferred
  • Multiple submissions accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted provided the dates of publication are different

Payment

Power for Living pays $50 per poem

We also provide 3 contributor copies that will be mailed following publication. Additional copies may be purchased through our customer service department

Payment will typically be made within 3 weeks of acceptance, dependent on receipt of invoices and contracts.

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