All written submissions should be sent via e-mail to parablessubs @ gmail.com

**IMPORTANT**

Submitters MUST be able to receive payments via PAYPAL. Any other arrangements must be approved by the publisher before work is officially accepted.

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Submit through e-mail

 
  • See our current Theme List below

  • Put the submission category in the subject line (Fiction, Poetry)

  • If your submission is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your submission e-mail.  

  • **Manuscripts may be edited for length and/or minor content changes. ** Anything that needs substantial changes, our team will contact the author.

  • Response time varies but is generally one – three weeks. Please do not e-mail about your submission until three weeks have passed. When following up, please indicate the date of submission, title, and category.

Format

  •  Attach to email .doc, .dox, rtf, or Google Doc.
  • Double spaced, size 14, and in Times New Roman. 
  • Include at the top of your document your name, e-mail, submission type, and word count. For Bible Stories, include the Bible verses you are retelling.

 

STORIES:

We are looking for Stories

  • With well-developed characters facing a problem they need to solve 
  •  Stories should demonstrate a positive decision-making process if needed. 
  • Stories should not be overly “preachy”. Instead, we want to see Catholic values displayed in real-life settings.

 

Word Count – up to 700 words.

Payment – .02¢ per word paid via PayPal

 

RETELLING OF BIBLE STORIES:

Reading the Word of God is arming ourselves with the “Belt of Truth.” With this in mind, Bible Story retellings should be true to the point of the original Bible story, told in a creative way. This means, it can be creative, but the story should be somewhat recognizable. When submitting, please reference the Bible verses at the top of your manuscript.  We love to see stories that specifically follow the Liturgical Calendar so that we can integrate the stories encountered at Mass during the publication period, but it isn’t required.

Word Count – up to 500

 

Payment – .02¢ per word paid via PAYPAL

 

ARTICLES:

Knowing about the faith and the reasons behind our traditions will help our readers in protecting their faith. Be creative and fun!

Topic ideas include Articles about

 

  • Church history
  • Saint Feast Days
  • Biographies of Church leaders and saints
  • Traditions
  • Catechism
  • Nonfiction for PREP classes

 

Word Count – up to 600 words. Approval is needed for longer articles.

Payment – .03¢ per word paid via PAYPAL

POEMS:

Poems should be geared toward children’s interests, faith-based, and centered on a religious figure, theme, or concept.  They may be up to sixteen lines in length.

Lines – up to 16

Payment – $5.00 Paid via PAYPAL

 

ACTIVITIES:

Activities can be recipes, puzzles, rebus, crossword puzzles, word finds, cryptograms, coloring pages, crafts, recipes, and anything else that may be fun for a 7–12-year-old.

Payment – $5.00 Paid Via PAYPAL

ARTWORK:

Send an e-mail expressing your interest to editor@myparables.com and a link to your portfolio, website, and/or social media

 

The Process:

If we are interested, we will send you our contributor form to fill out. After we receive it, you will be added to our list of illustrators. When a manuscript is accepted and we think it matches your style and interest, we will assign the illustration with a projected deadline.

 

Payment:

Cover Art – $55

Bible Art – $35

Story or Article – $30

Hidden Picture Activity/Rebus – $25

Poem – $20

***ALL payments are sent via PAYPAL ***

If there are special illustration projects that come up, payment will be decided at that time.

Payment is sent upon receiving the artwork.

Illustrator will always retain the right to use their work on their website and other promotions unless specifically stated otherwise.

 

LICENSING:

Parables Magazine asks for Exclusive and Reprint rights (both print and electronic).

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SUBMISSIONS:

All submissions should be sent via e-mail to parablessubs@gmail.com

Put the type of submission in the subject line. Ex: Fiction Submission or Article Submission

Click here to see our current Theme List

DO NOT put your submission in the body of the e-mail. It should be an attachment in a document format such as .doc, .dox, rtf, or Google Doc.

The document should be double spaced, size 14, and in Times New Roman. Please indicate at the top of your document your name, e-mail, submission type, and word count. For Bible Stories, include the Bible verses you are retelling.

If your submission is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your submission e-mail.

**Manuscripts may be edited for length and/or minor content changes. ** Anything that needs substantial changes, our team will contact the author.

Response time varies but is generally one – three weeks. Please do not e-mail about your submission until three weeks have passed. When following up, please indicate the date of submission, title, and category.

Send all submissions to our Editor Christina Weigand at parablessubs@gmail.com by JULY 20, 2022

For the FALL ISSUE of Parables Magazine we are considering any of the following topics:

 

Nativity of Mary

St. Francis of Assissi

St. Luke

St. Andrew

All Souls

St. Catherine Laboure

St. Theresa of Calcutta

St. Teresa of Avilla

Diary of St. Faustina

St. Cecilia

Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of the Rosary

Fatima – Miracle of the Sun

Halloween

Guardian Angels

Miraculous Medal

Holy Name of Mary

St. John Paul II

Our Lady of Seven Joys

St. Margaret of Scotland

Saint Terese’

Power of the Rosary

All Saints

Christ the King

Padre Pio

Feast of Archangels

St. Faustina

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Martin de Porres

We are looking for stories, Bible Stories, articles, crafts, activities, and poems surrounding these themes. Please have your FALL submissions in by July 20, 2022.

Send all submissions to our Editor Christina Weigand at parablessubs@gmail.com  by October 20, 2022 

 For the NEXT WINTER ISSUE of Parables Magazine, we are looking for the following themes:

Nativity

Immaculate Conception

Holy Family

Infant of Prague

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Holy Name

St. John Bosco

Mary, Mother of God

Flight into Egypt

Epiphany

Baptism of Jesus

Our Lady of Loretto

The Presentation of Jesus

Our Lady of Lourdes

Valentines

St. Blaise

Conversion of St. Paul

St. Brigid

Chair of Peter, Apostle

We are looking for stories, Bible Stories, articles, crafts, activities, and poems surrounding these themes. Please have your WINTER submissions in by October 20, 2022

Send all submissions to our Editor Christina Weigand at parablessubs@gmail.com by January 25, 2023

For the NEXT SPRING ISSUE of Parables Magazine we are considering any of the following topics:

Annunciation

Our Lady of Fatima

Visitation

Mary our mother

Crowning of Mary

Easter

Lent

Saint Joseph

St. Isidore of Seville

St. Bernadette

St. Mark

St. Catherine of Sienna

St. Patrick

Divine Mercy Sunday

Philip and James, Apostles

Matthias, Apostle

St. Augustine

We are looking for stories, Bible Stories, articles, crafts, activities, and poems surrounding these themes. Please have your SPRING submissions in by January 25, 2023.

Send all submissions to our Editor Christina Weigand at parablessubs@gmail.com  by APRIL 25, 2023

For the SUMMER ISSUE of Parables Magazine, we are looking for the following themes:

Pentecost

Corpus Christi

Immaculate Heart of Mary

St. Mary Magdalene

The Assumption

Our Lady of Knock

BVM – Mother of the Church

Nativity of John the Baptist

St. James

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Queenship of Mary

St. Monica

Holy Trinity

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sts. Peter and Paul

Transfiguration of Jesus

St. Maria Goretti

St. Augustine

We are looking for stories, Bible Stories, articles, crafts, activities, and poems surrounding these themes. Please have your SUMMER submissions in by April 25, 2023.