OUTLOOK Writer’s Guidelines
For OUTLOOK Online Edition:
Please send Mid-America news stories and photos directly to the online editor. News items should promote upcoming events or report on recent events/activities (no more than two weeks ago).
Articles on any topic relevant to our readers may be submitted to the online editor. Popular types of articles include How-to Instructions, Case Studies (stories with a point), Personal Interviews, and Reviews of Outstanding Resources. We are especially interested in articles that examine recent events with a spiritual perspective.
Articles should be a minimum of 250 words. No maximum—just write enough to comprehensively cover your topic, then stop.
Please include a carefully chosen title (under 40 characters), brief author bio, and captions and photographer credits for any photos you submit. OUTLOOK will pay a nominal rate for articles of 650 words or more that are accepted for publication.
OUTLOOK Online retains a diverse team of selected bloggers. If you are interested in writing for OUTLOOK on a regular basis, please contact the online editor.
For OUTLOOK Print Edition:
News stories, along with quality photos, should be submitted directly to your conference communication director by your church’s designated spokesperson.
The OUTLOOK editorial staff selects themes for each issue one year in advance, in consultation with Mid-America Union administrators. Topics for feature stories should coincide with these themes.
Feature stories are written in a warmer style than news stories. They should inspire readers by showing how other Adventists in Mid-America are fulfilling God’s purposes.
Word Requirement: Approximately 450–600 words for one page or 1,000 for a spread
Photo Requirement: 3-4 high resolution images (300 dpi in JPG or TIFF format)
Photo Captions: Use full sentences to explain activities and identify individuals from left to right with first and last names. Also include photographer credit.
Submission: Send feature articles directly to the OUTLOOK managing editor at least eight weeks before issue date so they can be reviewed and considered for publication. Also include a brief author bio.