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The Women's Channel is provided by Today's Christian Woman magazine and ChristianityToday.com to help Christian women grow in their relationship to God by providing practical, biblical perspectives on marriage, parenting/family, work, health, friendship, single life, self life, and hot issues.

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Today's Christian Woman's award-winning editorial speaks from a Christian perspective in a broad context thus reaching women of many different demographics, ages, stages in life, and ethnicity.

Today's Christian Woman is published bimonthly by Christianity Today International, 465 Gundersen Drive, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.

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Jane Johnson Struck is Editor. Jane generates the editorial vision, manages staff, plans issues, interviews cover personalities, and writes the introductory column in each issue. She also acquires/edits articles and several regular features.

Camerin Courtney is Managing Editor. Camerin writes articles, interviews cover subjects, and edits/compiles/writes several regular features. She also edits ChristianityToday.com's women's and singles e-mail newsletters.

Lisa Cockrel is Associate Editor. Lisa writes/compiles/edits several regular features, screens manuscripts, and handles product reviews.

Doug Johnson is Design Director. He directs the overall art and design of the magazine. He designs layouts and works closely with the editors and freelance artists.

Windy Haugen is Associate Designer. She assists Doug in the design and layout of the magazine.

Raelynn Eickhoff is Editorial Coordinator. Raelynn tracks budgets, obtains permissions, and coordinates secretarial services for TCW.

Harold B. Smith is Editorial Vice President. He provides corporate oversight for the publication.

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Today's Christian Woman is protected through trademark registration in the United States and in the foreign countries where the magazine circulates. All material from Today's Christian Woman is copyrighted by Christianity Today International. All rights reserved. Except for personal use, no part of any issue may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic or electronic process, or in the form of an audio recording, nor may it be stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or otherwise copied for public or private use without written permission of the publisher. For information regarding back issues, reprints or permissions, send e-mail to tcw@todayschristianwoman.com.

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"This article first appeared in (insert date) issue of Today's Christian Woman. Used by permission of Christianity Today International, Carol Stream, IL 60188."

Christianity Today International is not able to grant permission for our articles to appear on a non-CTI online site.

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Our Purpose
Today's Christian Woman is a practical magazine geared for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. It seeks to help women deal with the contemporary issues and hot topics that impact their lives, as well as provide depth, balance, and a biblical perspective to the relationships they grapple with daily in the following arenas: family, friendship, faith, marriage, single life, self, work, finances, and health.

Our Readers
The TCW reader represents a broad spectrum of familiarity with what it means to have a vital faith in Jesus Christ. Readership includes those who are knowledgeable about the Bible and are involved in a church, as well as those who either are still investigating Christianity or are relatively new believers.

Almost 83 percent of TCW readers are married; 17 percent are single, widowed, divorced, or separated; 66 percent are employed (49 percent full-time), and 57 percent have children living at home.

Our Tone
TCW articles should be personal in tone and utilize real-life anecdotes as well as quotes/advice from noted Christian professionals or related resources. Articles should be practical and contain a distinct evangelical Christian perspective. While TCW adheres strictly to this underlying perspective in all its editorial content, articles should refrain from using language that assumes a reader's familiarity with Christian or church-oriented terminology. Use of Bible quotes and references should be used selectively. All Bible quotes should be taken from the New International Version if possible.

Our Writers
  • TCW does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Please query first (see below).
  • TCW will report on queries and manuscripts in 6-8 weeks. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) of correct size, if you wish your manuscript returned.
  • All submissions are received on speculation. An accepted query does not guarantee purchase of the manuscript. Editors reserve the right to reject any manuscript at any stage.
  • Payment on acceptance of completed articles, 20-25 cents per printed word, first rights.
  • TCW does not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • TCW does not issue kill fees.
Query letters should include:
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  2. The purpose of the piece and its value to readers
  3. The author's qualifications to write the piece
  4. Suggested length and date it could be finished
  5. A self-addressed-stamped envelope for reply

Address query letters to Lisa Cockrel, Associate Editor. No query should be sent without a thorough knowledge of TCW's audience. We advise writers to read at least six issues of TCW before submitting a query letter. Send queries and other editorial correspondence to the address below. Include your mailing address and daytime phone number.

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Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced. In addition to the author's address, the first page should include his/her phone number, social security number, and the word length. Also include a SASE for possible return of the manuscript. Manuscripts may also be e-mailed (but not as attached files) to: tcwedit@christianitytoday.com.

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Our Editorial Needs
Freelance submissions are accepted for the following: 1,000- to 1,800-word articles that help women grow in their relationship to God as well as provide practical help and a biblical perspective on these topics: family/parenting, friendship, marriage, health, self life, single life, finances, and work. TCW is also interested in practical spiritual living articles.

We do not accept poetry, fiction, or Bible studies.

Our magazine is also always on the lookout for:

Humor: light, first-person pieces that exaggerate a real-life occurrence instead of focus on a hypothetical situation, giving a fresh twist and a subtle spiritual distinctive to topics the majority of women can relate to. Length: 1,000-1,500 words.

Issues/Hot Topics: reports that tackle the topics that impact women's lives today, such as infertility, homosexuality, ADHD, or pornography. These articles need to avoid a preachy or clinical tone; fully develop the scope of the specific issue and provide authoritative research and/or up-to-date statistics; incorporate real-life illustrations from women our readers can relate to; present a distinct Christian perspective. Sidebars of accompanying first-person stories and/or resources are welcome. Length: 1,800-2000 words.

My Story: a first-person, true-life dramatic narrative that describes how you worked through a difficult situation, event, or traumatic turning point in your life (can be written as an as-told-to). Length: 1,500 words. Payment: $300 upon purchase.

Marriage and Parenting: Practical articles based on personal experience and blended with a biblical perspective, authoritative sources, and illustrations from other women's lives.

Regular Features
We pay $25 for the following features, and regret submissions cannot be acknowledged or returned:

Small Talk—the funny things kids say. Length: 100 words. Please include a quality color photo of your child.

Faith in Action—a true story of how you've recently shared your faith with someone. Length: 300 words. Please include a quality photo of yourself.

Reader Pick—a short review of your current favorite CD or book, and why. Length: 200 words.

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