Write for thESource
Do you have an idea for a Bible study or skit? Are you an expert on a particular subject and want to share your thoughts with others? Consider writing for thESource! We're always looking for new ideas and new writers, so check out our new writer's guidelines and our current needs below.
Our audience includes anyone who works with youth in any setting. We have both professional, trained youth workers and volunteers who are regular readers of the site. We also have parents, teachers, camp staff, and college students training to be youth workers. It is a very broad audience, and while we do sometimes target a particular segment, most articles written for the site should be general enough that anyone could learn from it. Resources such as Bible studies should include leader's notes so that anyone can use the resource without needing special training.
All articles and resources published on thESource must be in agreement with Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. To insure this, all submissions to thESource go through a Doctrinal Review process. If changes are needed to bring the submission in line with Scripture and Lutheran doctrine, the editor will work with the author to make those changes.
We reserve the right to edit all submissions for grammar, tone, style, and doctrine.
Publication Rights and Payment
We only publish articles and resources that have not been published previously elsewhere. We ask authors to allow us unrestricted rights to print and online use of the content, meaning we can republish articles and resources without further permission from the author. We do encourage writers to seek publication of their article elsewhere, provided thESource is cited as the site of original publication.
We offer a modest honorarium for everything published on thESource. Honorarium amount depends on what type of resource you have written.
If you would like to be included in a quarterly email listing upcoming writing needs, send an email to thESource editor
. The email generally goes out in January, April, July, and October.
To write for thESource, please contact the editor via email