SUBMISSIONS TO RUBY MAGAZINE
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR
NOVEMBER 2017: October 15, 2017
DECEMBER 2017: November 15, 2017
JANUARY 2018: December 15, 2017
Please submit before deadline – the earlier the better!
PLEASE SEE FORMATTING INFORMATION FOR SUBMISSIONS BELOW
Who We Are
At RUBY magazine, we offer words of hope, inspiration, and encouragement to women everywhere. God has given a story to each one of us, and in the RUBY community, we seek to hear the true and authentic voice of every Christian woman. We hope you will share your story with us! Read the current issue of the RUBY magazine HERE so you can see some of the articles that are included in our magazine. Please read the issue first before submitting.
Submission Timing and Themes
Themes for upcoming issues are listed below. We accept articles all year long, but please note articles for each season / issue should be submitted no later than the date listed prior to publication.
What We’re Looking For All Year (any issue)
We’re looking for articles between 250-1000 words covering a variety of topics (listed below) for all issues:
Tips and Tricks
Women’s fellowship (Bible study, encouragement, short devotional readings)
History of Hymns
Sewing and quilting tutorials
Children’s book reviews
Building strong family relationships
Moms supporting each other
Kid party ideas
Photographs *(see below)
*Photographs we’d like are landscapes, animals, insects, flowers, scenic; people must not be posing- only a candid look at family life. Any photos submitted will go into Ruby for Women stock photos to be used in the magazine at any time. You retain all rights to your photos after the magazine is published. Photos must NOT be from a site that sells photos and images. Legally free photos and images that are not yours must come with a link to credit to the site you copied it from.
For more detailed information about what we need for submissions, please visit the RUBY Community page on Facebook
JANUARY or FEBRUARY
Winter family activities (indoor and out)
Beating the winter blues
MARCH, APRIL, or MAY
Fun family activities
Spring party ideas
JUNE, JULY, OR AUGUST
Summer home decor ideas
Fun family summer activities
How to create and maintain new fall schedules (kids and adults)
How to save while shopping for school
Summer party ideas
Words of encouragement for first time students (kids and adults)
SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER
First day of school
Budgeting for the new school year
How to schedule family time in the midst of school and work time
How to deal with homework
Lunch box and snack ideas
Problem solving (work or school)
Making new friends at school
Fall craft fairs (write about your experience)
Fall family activities
Fall party ideas
Gearing up for the holidays
Fall home decorating tips
Preparing for winter
Fall gardening-prep for winter
Getting your home ‘winterized’
NOVEMBER or DECEMBER (Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Holiday family activities
These themes are just suggestions. If you have an idea you’d like to submit, please do!
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT
Please follow the guidelines below.
- First time submitters, please include a brief bio (a few sentences about you and your writing) along with a head shot photo and any links to your own blog sites, web sites, home businesses, etc. in the body of the email.
- Send submissions in Microsoft Word formatting
- Submissions should be in Arial 12 pt. text, single spaced.
- Be sure to remove all auto-formatting, including spacing and paragraph indents
- Title and byline should be centered at the top of the submission in two lines
Title of Submission
by Ruby Writer
- Submissions should be in an email attachment as text only.
- We love photos that go with your articles! Photos should be submitted as JPEG or Bitmap formats in the body of the email– not as an attachment.
- Any submission emailed must have Ruby (the seasonal issue) (the year) submission in the subject line.
Ruby OCTOBER 2017 submission
- If accepted, please put a link to the current issue of RUBY magazine on your website and/or blog for 8-12 weeks.
- Please submit your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
RUBY magazine does not currently offer payment for articles; however, we are committed to using every outlet available to promote submissions and get them out in front of readers. We do not hold any rights over submitted articles and encourage authors to re-post and submit articles in other places once published. We will do our best to read and review all submissions; however, due to editorial needs we may not be able to include all submissions in Ruby for Women.
*NOTE- accepted writers will be put onto our mailing list for updates and Ruby for Women news. If you do not wish to be on this list, simply unsubscribe in the sent email.
For updates and Information:
Please visit our RUBY Community page on Facebook for our immediate needs and updates! https://www.facebook.com/rubyforwomen/
We look forward to hearing from you and reading your work!