The Joyful Life Magazine
A quarterly lifestyle print publication. Heart & Home Inspiration for Christian Women seeking the JOY found by inviting JESUS into our everyday lives.
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Write  For Us

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“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV

Thank you for your interest in writing for us

We are delighted that you wish to share your heart with our readers. We are committed to bringing solid, well-written, Christ-focused encouragement to women by partnering with strong writers and authors who share the heart and vision behind The Joyful Life.


We accept submissions for articles and essays on a quarterly basis for topics aligned with our current editorial calendar and print issue theme/season. We communicate our quarterly call for submissions with those subscribed to our writer list.

Advanced notice of issue themes and ongoing opportunities to write for our social media platforms are also always shared with our writer list first. We maintain a Facebook Contributor Group that we encourage all of our writers to join so that you won’t miss any last minute opportunities or announcements that are often shared only within the group.

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*IMPORTANT NOTEUpon joining our Writer List you will immediately be sent a Welcome Email containing our Writer Guidelines PDF which includes very important information about our submission and editorial process.

If you do not receive this email within a minute or two of submitting the form—please check your junk mail. Adding our sending email address to your contacts will also help in making sure that our emails are delivered to your inbox in the future.**


Submissions are simultaneously considered for publication in the print issue and The Joyful Life Blog.

The quarterly deadlines for submissions are as follows:

SPRING | Published in March | DEADLINE—OCTOBER 31
SUMMER | Published in June | DEADLINE—JANUARY 31
FALL | Published in September | DEADLINE—APRIL 30
WINTER | Published in December | DEADLINE—JULY 31

Click HERE to be taken to the SUBMISSION FORM.