Write for Us
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*Please note we do not publish sponsored posts or articles with promotional links
Busted Halo hopes to share the Catholic faith in a fun and interactive way and provide creative resources for Catholics to use when sharing the faith with others.
We are looking for contributors who can use a relevant and approachable voice to engage readers. We think learning about the Catholic faith should be fun! So keep that in mind as you write. Our content falls into the following categories:
- Article: Pick a faith topic and explore it using interviews, research, theology, or other in-depth knowledge to formulate your ideas. Focus on explaining the topic in a way that people who might be new to the Catholic faith would understand. (Click here and here for examples.)
- Reflection: Write from a personal perspective about a spiritual practice, formative experience, scripture passage, struggle, or specific topic.
- Seasonal: Write for a general audience about a topic related to a Church season or holiday. This might invite someone back to Church or to experience the holiday in a fresh way. Click here, here, and here for examples.
- Resource: Help readers utilize a specific spiritual practice or faith tradition by addressing the basics in an easy-to-understand way.
Editorial calendar (subject to change)
January/February/March: Lent, Sacrifice, Spiritual Renewal
April/May: Easter, Pentecost, Creation, Church Community
June/July/August: Faith in Everyday Life, Relaxation and the Importance of Sabbath/Rest
September/October: Religious Education, Vocation, Personal Faith Journeys
November/December: Gratitude, Prayer, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a few paragraphs explaining what you want to write and why you think it’s a good fit for Busted Halo. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in this topic and our website. Along with your pitch, please send us your Twitter handle, two-three writing samples to give us an idea of your style and tone, and links to your blog or other online publications.
Here is an example of a great pitch:
6 Psalms for When You’re Sick
This time of year, most of us would rather hear the singing of carols and jingling of bells than the other sounds that often fill the air: coughing, sneezing, and nose blowing. But the reality of winter is, of course, an increase in contagious illness. Darker days and colder weather can compound the miserable feeling of any sickness, whether acute (like the flu) or something chronic we struggle with all year long.
Pitches are preferred, but if you would like to send us a submission, please follow these guidelines:
- Length: Usually 500 words, but depends on the piece. Please attach your piece as a Microsoft Word Document.
- Stories must be previously unpublished and should follow the guidelines listed above.
- Include five-seven headline ideas with each submission.
- Include ideas for photos or images that could illustrate your piece.
- Send us your Twitter handle and links to your blog or other online publications.
We will try to respond to everyone who reaches out to us with story ideas. Please allow two-three weeks for a response. This time frame will vary with the volume of submissions.