Writer’s Guidelines

Catholic Digest: Faith & Family Living

Thank you for your interest in writing for Catholic Digest!

Catholic Digest is a subscription-based, print publication that publishes nine times per year (January/February, March, April, May, June/July/August, September, October, November, December).

We are a modern magazine that encourages and supports Catholics in a variety of life stages and circumstances. Our writers speak with the authority of experience, but always with an encouraging and positive voice. We recognize the importance of beauty and use beauty and truth to inspire our readers, but we also recognize real-life limitations. None of us is perfect. We are real-life Catholics who care deeply about our faith and our family.

Queries submitted must be strongly focused on a definitive topic, and hold a national appeal. Features are approximately 1,500 words on the following topics: marriage, practical spirituality, prayer inspiration, Catholic identity, parish/work, parenting, and relationships.

If you want to write for us, please familiarize yourself with our magazine and the kind of material we publish. We do not accept submissions of fiction, poetry, academic papers, puzzles, cartoons, political or opinion pieces; book, music, or movie reviews; reprinted material. Please tell us if your submission is simultaneously sent to other publications.

Due to the large volume of submissions, Catholic Digest regrets that it is not able to accept or acknowledge unsolicited submissions, or any submissions sent by post mail. Professional writers who have previously been published in other magazines or newspapers may send a query letter, along with one to two relevant published writing samples, to: queries@catholicdigest.com.

For feature assignments, we prefer queries that summarize your approach to the topic, telling us what sources you will use and what interviews you have planned. Make your idea stand out with a new take on a perennial topic. Tell us, specifically, what makes your take on the topic uniquely useful to Catholic Digest readers. Send to queries@catholicdigest.com.

Seasonal material should be submitted at least four to five months in advance.