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Welcome to RUBY!

Submissions to RUBY magazine

Now accepting submissions for the September 2019 issue of RUBY magazine!

SEPTEMBER 2019
OCTOBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
SEPTEMBER 2019: August 15, 2019
OCTOBER 2019: September 15, 2019

NOVEMBER 2019: October 15, 2019
Please submit before deadline – the earlier the better!
PLEASE SEE FORMATTING INFORMATION FOR SUBMISSIONS BELOW

Who We Are

At RUBY magazine, we offer words of hope, inspiration, and encouragement to women everywhere. God has given a story to each one of us, and in the RUBY community,  we seek to hear the true and authentic voice of every Christian woman. We hope you will share your story with us! Read the current issue of the RUBY magazine HERE so you can see some of the articles that are included in our magazine. Please read the issue first before submitting.

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

Please follow the guidelines below.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 First time submitters, please include a brief bio (a few sentences about you and your writing) along with a head shot photo and any links to your own blog sites, web sites, home businesses, etc. in the body of the email.
  • Send submissions in Microsoft Word formatting
  • Submissions should be in Arial 12 pt. text, single spaced.
  • Please do not add any formatting: no BOLD or ALL CAPS
  • Be sure to remove all auto-formatting, including spacing and paragraph indents
  • Title and byline should be centered at the top of the submission in two lines
Example:
Title of Submission
by Ruby Writer

Submission Timing and Themes

Themes for upcoming issues are listed below. We accept articles all year long, but please note articles for each season / issue should be submitted no later than the date listed prior to publication.

What We’re Looking For All Year (any issue)

We’re looking for articles between 250-1000 words covering a variety of topics (listed below) for all issues:
Inspirational pieces
Parenting
Family
Friendship
Frugal living
Tips and Tricks
Crafts
Recipes
Children’s stories
Childhood memories
Humor
Devotionals
Women’s fellowship (Bible study, encouragement, short devotional readings)
History of Hymns
Sewing and quilting tutorials
Poetry
Health
Community
Children’s book reviews
Building strong family relationships
Marriage encouragement
Moms supporting each other
Parenting advice
Kid party ideas
Photographs *(see below)
*Photographs we’d like are landscapes, animals, insects, flowers, scenic; people must not be posing- only a candid look at family life. Any photos submitted will go into Ruby for Women stock photos to be used in the magazine at any time. You retain all rights to your photos after the magazine is published. Photos must NOT be from a site that sells photos and images. Legally free photos and images that are not yours must come with a link to credit to the site you copied it from.
For more detailed information about what we need for submissions, please visit the RUBY Community page on Facebook

JANUARY or FEBRUARY
Winter crafts
Winter recipes
Winter family activities (indoor and out)
Beating the winter blues
Valentine’s Day

MARCH, APRIL, or MAY
Easter articles
Easter crafts
Devotionals
Gardening
Spring crafts
Spring recipes
Fun family activities
Children’s crafts
Vacation planning
Spring cleaning
Spring party ideas

JUNE, JULY, OR AUGUST
Family vacations
Patriotism
Summer gardening
Summer crafts
Summer recipes
Summer home decor ideas
Fun family summer activities
Back-to-school
How to create and maintain new fall schedules (kids and adults)
How to save while shopping for school
Summer party ideas
Words of encouragement for first time students (kids and adults)

SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER
Labor Day
Grandparents day
First day of school
Budgeting for the new school year
How to schedule family time in the midst of school and work time
How to deal with homework
Lunch box and snack ideas
Problem solving (work or school)
Making new friends at school
Fall cleaning
Fall crafts
Fall craft fairs (write about your experience)
Fall family activities
Fall party ideas
Fall recipes
Columbus Day
Gearing up for the holidays
Fall home decorating tips
Preparing for winter
Fall gardening-prep for winter
Getting your home ‘winterized’

NOVEMBER or DECEMBER (Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Holiday crafts
Thanksgiving memories
Christmas memories
Holiday recipes
Holiday traditions
Holiday family activities
Gingerbread houses
These themes are just suggestions. If you have an idea you’d like to submit, please do!

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

Please follow the guidelines below.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • First time submitters, please include a brief bio (a few sentences about you and your writing) along with a head shot photo and any links to your own blog sites, web sites, home businesses, etc. in the body of the email.
  • Send submissions in Microsoft Word formatting
  • Submissions should be in Arial 12 pt. text, single spaced.
  • Be sure to remove all auto-formatting, including spacing and paragraph indents
  • Title and byline should be centered at the top of the submission in two lines
Example:
Title of Submission
by Ruby Writer
  • Submissions should be in an email attachment as text only.
  • We love photos that go with your articles! Photos should be submitted as JPEG or Bitmap formats in the body of the email– not as an attachment.
  • Any submission emailed must have Ruby (the seasonal issue) (the year) submission in the subject line.
Example:
Ruby JANUARY 2018 submission
  • If accepted, please put a link to the current issue of RUBY magazine on your website and/or blog for 8-12 weeks.
  • Please submit your articles to editor@rubyforwomen.com

Compensation
RUBY magazine does not currently offer payment for articles; however, we are committed to using every outlet available to promote submissions and get them out in front of readers. We do not hold any rights over submitted articles and encourage authors to re-post and submit articles in other places once published. We will do our best to read and review all submissions; however, due to editorial needs we may not be able to include all submissions in RUBY magazine.
*NOTE- accepted writers will be put onto our mailing list for updates and RUBY news. If you do not wish to be on this list, simply unsubscribe in the sent email.
For updates and Information:
Please visit our RUBY Community page on Facebook for our immediate needs and updates! https://www.facebook.com/rubyforwomen/
We will do our best to read and review all submissions; however, due to editorial needs we may not be able to include all submissions in RUBY magazine.
We look forward to hearing from you and reading your work!
Sincerely,
Nina Newton, Sr. Editor
RUBY magazine