Writers Guidelines

1. Read our statement of faith

All content must be aligned with YMI’s statement of faith.

1. Read our statement of faith

All content must be aligned with YMI’s statement of faith.

2. Introduction is everything

You have only one chance to draw your reader in, so a short, punchy introduction is key.

2. Introduction is everything

You have only one chance to draw your reader in, so a short, punchy introduction is key.

3. Be Relatable

Write as if you’re having a conversation with a friend. Personal experiences, illustrations, and analogies are important in keeping your article relatable and engaging.

3. Be Relatable

Write as if you’re having a conversation with a friend. Personal experiences, illustrations, and analogies are important in keeping your article relatable and engaging.

4. Encourage and comfort

Your tone determines how you reader takes to your message, so avoid sounding judgmental and condescending. Instead, be gentle, encouraging, and genuine.

4. Encourage and comfort

Your tone determines how you reader takes to your message, so avoid sounding judgmental and condescending. Instead, be gentle, encouraging, and genuine.

5. Keep your target audience in mind

You are writing for 18-35 year olds, so keep your writing fresh and relevant to your target group.

5. Keep your target audience in mind

You are writing for 18-35 year olds, so keep your writing fresh and relevant to your target group.

6. Be clear and concise

Do away with jargons. Use clear, simple language and keep your stories short (800-1,000 words).

6. Be clear and concise

Do away with jargons. Use clear, simple language and keep your stories short (800-1,000 words).

7. Integrate biblical principles and verses

Share how God’s Word is guiding you through this particular season in your life.

7. Integrate biblical principles and verses

Share how God’s Word is guiding you through this particular season in your life.

8. Present a classic truth in a new and refreshing way

We all view life differently, so let your voice shine through your work.

8. Present a classic truth in a new and refreshing way

We all view life differently, so let your voice shine through your work.

TYPES OF WRITING

Testimonies – Story of your faith journey thus far

Reflections – Applying lessons gleaned from the Bible to daily life

List articles – Short, pithy learning points tied to Christian themes

Topical articles – A Christian perspective on issues and trends young people are concerned about

* All content submitted must be original writings written by the contributor. We will accept content that has been published or submitted elsewhere, but do note that all content will have to go through an editorial process before it is posted.

SAMPLE ARTICLES

1. How Christianity Ruined My Life [Read]

2. How to Trust God in the Season of Job Hunting [Read]

3. I Can’t Stop Sinning. What Should I Do? [Read]

4. I Have Depression and This Is What I Want You to Know [Read]

5. My Heartbreaking Relationship with a Non-Christian [Read]

THINGS TO TAKE NOTE OF

1. YMI may change any of these guidelines at any time and post the amended guidelines on our website.

2. All content will have to go through an editorial process before it is posted.

3. You may be asked to further edit your content (shorten, add illustration, change key point, etc.) if necessary.

4. YMI may make last minute modifications to the title of your article and the date of posting without telling you beforehand. All other changes in your content will be sent to you for your agreement before it is posted.

5. YMI will only post your content when both sides reach an agreement on the revisions made (this excludes the article title and date of posting).

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