The Lutheran Witness accepts unsolicited manuscripts based on upcoming themes. We are always looking out for compelling, readable, theologically rich writing. These formats include feature stories, teaching essays, narratives, personal stories, interviews, opinion pieces hot topics, listicles, humorous essays, unpublished hymns, Bible studies and more.
You may send a complete manuscript if you have one available, but an email query first is generally preferable and may save you time and trouble if the idea isn’t a good fit for us. Please note we are a small team, and we cannot respond to every query. We will reply if we decide to accept your submission.
The upcoming themes for 2024 include:
- Community in Worship: A Beginner’s Guide to the Liturgy (January)
- Failed Community: Looking back on Seminex (February)
- A Hopeful Community (March)
- A Chaste Community: Sexual Disorder in the Culture (April)
- A Praying Community (May)
- The First Community: The Book of Acts (June/July)
- A Learning Community: Lutheran Education in the USA (August)
- Authority in Community: Authority in the Church and Culture (September)
- A Confessing Community (October)
- A Family Community (December)
Please send the final draft of your article using the box below. The article should be written using the Associated Press Stylebook, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition) and the LCMS Stylebook. Please quote Scripture from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless the wording of the story requires a different version.