Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your willingness to share your Catholic Conversation with the rest of us. Here are a few guidelines.  Don’t be intimidated by how much there is to read! It’s all meant to help you write something that comes from your authentic spiritual center, which can only help us all.

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Pesky Details

  • Please submit only original work that has never been published before

  • Single-spaced, 12-point font

  • Do not indent paragraphs

  • No footnotes please (hyperlinks are ok)

  • Please submit Word documents (.docx preferred) 

  • Please check your spelling, it’s not my strong suit

  • Blogs should run between 500 and 1,000 words (not a hard and fast rule)

  • I will pair your blog with art of my choosing that suits the site

  • Please send your Word documents to claire@catholic-conversations.com

Tone

  • Write from the heart

  • Write a reflection about your faith experience/questions/doubts/joys

    • ​A reflection that supports current Church teaching

    • A reflection that questions current Church teaching

  • Write in a friendly, conversational voice (save the diatribes for Twitter!)

Your Signature

  • Please include your name at the top of the post​​

  • Please include a short bio (2-3 sentences) to help readers understand who you are at the bottom of your document. You may also post a link to your own site.​

  • I will consider anonymous posts if the circumstances warrant: for example, you work in the church and do not feel comfortable expressing your thoughts publicly, or your sharing is too deeply personal for you to want to share your name. I will still need the short bio for the end of the document.