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MY LIGHT is a Catholic Magazine dedicated to getting children to understand their faith. We wish to help them know God - not just to know about Him - but to know Him spiritually. With the help of our generous and creative writers and illustrators, we can show the children how wonderful a real relationship with God can be. Response time will be within two weeks. However, check back frequently, because this may change as more work is submitted to My Light.

MY LIGHT includes stories, articles, crafts, poems, and retellings of Bible stories. 

 

Stories:  Subjects include:

  • Examples of living the Beatitudes
  • Love for our friends as well as our enemies
  • Respect for parents and teachers
  • Spiritual experiences
  • Jesus and Mary
  • Mention of the Rosary
  • God Our Father
  • Mary our Mother

The best main characters are ones that portray good Catholic values. Keep in mind that a good story always has a problem to solve--a conflict.

 

Articles:   Fun, interesting articles which will engage our readers are preferred. All should be geared toward helping our readers understand God.The more we understand who God is, the closer we will be to Him.

A BIBLIOGRAPHY MUST BE INCLUDED. Submissions without a bibliography will be discarded.

Some favorite themes are:

 

  • Prayer
  • Jesus' teachings
  • The Rosary
  • Mary
  • Mary as our Mother
  • The Saints
  • The Holy Mass
  • Caring for God's creations
  • Ways to pray
  • Ways to become closer to God
  • Power of Prayer
  • Healing

Crafts:   They should be religious in nature and simple to do.  

Poems:   Topics should be centered on God's creations or on a religious figure. It could be about this figure's life, experiences, devotion, dedication, or example. Be creative.


Bible Stories:  Bible stories should be appropriate for children and not include violence. We are especially interested in the New Testament.

 

 

 FORMAT

 

 

 

Word Count:

STORIES AND ARTICLES:

For ages 4-6: 300-400 words

For ages 7-9: 400-550 words

For ages 10-12: 600-800 words

 

POETRY:

  Up to 24 lines

 

CRAFTS:

Ages 4-8 - 350 words

Ages 9-12  350-500 words

 

BIBLE STORIES:

500-700 words

 

Please send your submissions via e-mail to: Mylight@jennifergladen.com . Be sure to include:

  •  Word count
  •  Age group
  •  A standard cover letter
  •  Short bio of 50-75 words
  •  Any links you'd like for us to post.

 

At this time, we are accepting submissions in both: the body of the e-mail and as attachments. Check the guidelines frequently as this may change.

  • September 2008                  July 30, 2008
  • October 2008                      August 30, 2008
  • November 2008                   September 30, 2008
  • December 2008                    October 30, 2008

 

 

My Light does not plagiarize. Please respect other writers' work. BY SUBMITTING YOUR WORK, YOU GUARANTEE THE CONTENT IS YOUR OWN AND YOU HOLD HARMLESS MY LIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH ACTION.

 
 
 
 

 

RIGHTS

 

At this time, My Light is a non-paying market. Therefore, we only request one-time electronic rights. Each published piece will be archived for one year.

 

Although we are non-paying at this time, we want our contributors to know we support them. We will supply their bios and any links as a token of our appreciation on our monthly credits page. We couldn't do this without the generous support of our authors and illustrators. Thank you for helping us in our mission to bring our children closer to Jesus.

  

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