GUIDELINES.

Here are the mission statements of Saint Oaks to note before going into the guidelines. The very reasons for the existence of this platform are:

  • To be a representative voice to build the bridge essentially viable to the Creative and Christian Community.
  • To tackle and address mental and social disorders that have grown immensely over the years.
  • To connect writers, artists, youths, Christians, advocates, visions, and ideas. As well as to encourage growth in aspects of the human life.
  • To emphatically share God’s love and spread the gospel.
  • To inspire, motivate and support the Christian community creatively.

Note: All submissions should be sent to saintoakseditor@gmail.com

 

FLASH FICTION

  1. Your story should be between 750 – 1000 words. Stories lesser than 750 words or more than 1000 words will immediately be rejected.
  2. Every story you submit for review must be your original, unpublished work.
  3. There should be no use of vulgar or provocative languages. It should meet up to the standards of Saint Oak’s mission statements listed above.
  4. We do not accept multiple submissions. Each story must be submitted separately.
  5. Exclude all author identifying information from the story file. This includes name, address, phone, email, etc. make sure to remove author information from bylines, headers, and footers, the file name etc. Include author information in the cover letter box of the submission form only.
  6. Indicated scene breaks are required. Please denote scene breaks with # or *.
  7. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

 

POETRY

  1. Every story you submit for review must be your original, unpublished work.
  2. There should be no use of vulgar or provocative languages. It should be inspirational and meet up to the standards of Saint Oak’s mission statements mentioned above.
  3. We do not accept multiple submissions. Each story must be submitted separately.
  4. Exclude all author identifying information from the story file. This includes name, address, phone, email, etc. make sure to remove author information from bylines, headers, and footers, the file name etc. Include author information in the cover letter box of the submission form only.
  5. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
  6. Bare yourself to let your readers connect with your poem.

 

CHRISTIAN WRITE-UPS

  1. Feature articles should be between 1,000 to 1,200 words. This should be dealt with in a practical and engaging manner.
  2. Serving articles that help youths grow in their faith and trust God in their everyday lives. Articles on prayer, soul care, relationships, forgiveness, personal calling, going deeper with Christ, trusting God in difficulties, growing in the Word. This article should be between 1,200 to 1,500 words.
  3. Personal stories or Anecdote should be between 700 – 1,500 words.
  4. Every article you submit for review must be your original, unpublished work.
  5. Exclude all author identifying information from the story file. This includes name, address, phone, email, etc. make sure to remove author information from bylines, headers, and footers, the file name etc. Include author information in the cover letter box of the submission form only.

 

LIFESTYLE/ HEALTH

  1. It should include a do-it-yourself or recipes with an associated inspirational story.
  2. Articles that tackle and address social disorders and mental health.
  3. It should be between 700 – 1,500 words.
  4. 3-5 quality, high-resolution color original or credited photographs that illustrates the recipe, do-it-yourself steps or health article.
  5. Every article you submit for review must be your original, unpublished work.
  6. Exclude all author identifying information from the story file. This includes name, address, phone, email, etc. make sure to remove author information from bylines, headers, and footers, the file name etc. Include author information in the cover letter box of the submission form only.

 

ART / PHOTOGRAPHS

  1. Your works submitted for review must be original, and unpublished
  2. All art or photography works will be credited to the owners.
  3. Your art or photography works should be aligned with the mission statements of Saint Oaks listed above.
  4. All artworks or photographs should be put in one mail.
  5. Please send your works in jpeg format only.
  6. It should 980 x 781 pixels or 1080 x 1080 pixels.
  7. Type your name, address, phone number, email address and brief bio in a cover letter.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. The editor prefers Times New Roman.
  2. Standard Manuscript format, but with all author information removed from the manuscript.
  3. Use paragraphs.
  4. For cover letters: https://uptowork.com/blog/how-to-write-a-cover-letter.

Please do not query prior to submitting. Query only to ask about the status of an already submitted story. Our response time ranges from 2 days to 10 weeks. Please do not query until at least weeks after submission. Send queries to saintoakseditor@gmail.com. Include QUERY in the subject line.

 

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