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The Editor |  31 January 2015

Australian Catholics is distributed to some 153,000 homes five times per year. We aim to appeal particularly to young people (secondary students) and the families of primary and secondary students.

Information for young writers (aged 15 to 25)

 

Writing for Australian Catholics

Stories that describe the faith and life of Australians, both those well known and those less familiar are our stock in trade. Australian Catholics is also interested in stories about social justice, and about initiatives that foster an awareness of social justice in schools and communities. In short, we are looking at 'good news' stories.

The language of articles should be straightforward and engaging. The style should be inclusive.

Please submit articles rather than reports or essays. The use of dot-points should be reserved for text-box material only.

Please avoid any fancy formatting. Single or double spaced in Times 12 point is preferred.

We do not usually print abstract theological articles or stories about church politics.

Please keep to agreed word limits. A 1,000 word piece, for example, will generally run to two pages. Articles beyond 1,000 words will only occasionally be considered.

 

Rates

Writers' rates are by negotiation and will be agreed at the time of commissioning.

Please supply our office with details of your ABN, if available.

Any costs you wish to claim in relation to articles should be cleared with the Editor prior to incursion.

 

Photographs

Please ensure images are 300 dpi, and a reasonable size for print publication. Our page size is 205mm wide x 260mm. (eg A half page pic should be 102.5mm x 130mm at 300dpi). This generally means a .jpg should be more than 1Mb in size for a small pic. Please send .jpg files to email better.

When photographing subjects/events, please submit several views for designers to select which will work best in print.

For photography info/help please don’t hesitate to email our designer Maggie Power at margaret.power@jesuit.org.au.

 

Copyright

Copyright for articles and images will revert to the author following publication. We receive numerous requests for articles and images to be reproduced either in whole or in part, and would appreciate being informed at the time of submission, if agreement to such a request is unacceptable to you.

Usually it is smaller, local groups who make such requests-editors of school and parish bulletins and the like. All reasonable efforts will be made to contact you in this regard, prior to giving permission to reproduce articles/images.

Similarly, articles and photographs and images which appear in Australian Catholics are reproduced on our website and are made available to schools and other educational institutions for reproduction and use in classroom or formation activities. Further payment will not be made for such use. Please advise at the time of submission if you are unhappy with this arrangement.

 

Submissions

For more information or to pitch an article, email editor@australiancatholics.com.au.


 

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