Often I am asked what I would recommend for writers to help them with their craft. I have a book list I give out. Today, however, I am going to share with you a magazine I love. When it arrives, I devour it cover to cover. Christian Communicator is my magazine of choice for those who are serious about writing. It is a monthly publication produced by American Christian Writers (ACW). The cover isn’t glossy but the content glows.
I contacted Lin Johnson, managing editor to tell me why writers should subscribe. Her answer was very insightful.
“Subscribing to Christian Communicator is like having a writers conference come to your mailbox each month. It helps you improve your writing craft and speaking ability, provides practical information about the business/publishing/freelance side of writing, keeps you informed about markets, and encourages you in your ministries.”
I love receiving advice and tips from well-established professionals. There are monthly columns by industry leaders. Dr. Dennis Hensley shares the many aspects of professional writing. Jerry B Jenkins keeps readers up-to-date on publishers’, agents’ and editors’ needs. He also informs readers of changes in the Christian Marketing Guide including the page numbers where the corrections can be added. There is a Q & A column by Sally Stuart. You’ll find book reviews, author interviews with a little poetry and humor in the mix. Lots and lots of helpful information in every issue.
Lin Johnson is always looking for content and you don’t have to be a best-selling, award-winning author to appear in Christian Communicator. She is open to consider well-written pieces on writerly subjects that meet the current need of Christian Communicator. Check out the guidelines here.
Ordering info, including a form to download and send and paypal link, is at acwriters.com. Follow this link and subscribe today.
Do you have a favorite writing magazine or resource you would recommend? I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment.
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