Writer Submission Guidelines

The Viewpoint is always looking for writers to contribute features, stories, and other articles. If you are an alumnus/alumna, faculty or staff member, or current student, we are also open to the submission of personal articles detailing an obstacle overcome, the pursuit of a calling in service to God, a transformation in outlook and/or faith, and so on. Please review previously published articles to get an idea of the type of stories and articles we tend to prefer. Many articles range from 1,000 to 2,000 words, though some may be longer depending on the topic or story.

Although we will review all unsolicited and completed articles, we encourage you to first pitch your article idea in a few sentences, explaining why you think it would be relevant to our readers. All submitted articles should be attached as a Word or PDF document. In addition to your submitted article or pitch, please include the following in your email:

  • Name and contact information
  • If you are a PLNU alumnus/alumna, faculty or staff member, current student, donor, or if you are unrelated to the university
  • A link to your previously published work (if applicable)
  • A short 1 – 2 sentence bio to accompany your article should it be selected for publication

Please email all submissions and pitches to editor@pointloma.edu with the subject line “VIEWPOINT WRITER SUBMISSION.”

Please expect 3 – 4 weeks to hear back from us about whether we would like to move forward with your pitch or submission. If you submitted a pitch and we are interested, we will contact you with next steps. If you submitted a complete article and we agree to publish it, it will be subject to our editorial review process and may be altered accordingly. Depending on the story, we will decide if it will be published both online and in the print magazine or only online.

Lastly, while we’re happy to review submitted articles and pitches from interested writers, please note that the majority of our articles are written by experienced and professional writers. Writers will be paid an agreed upon rate at the time of publication.

If you are a video producer and/or photographer and want to pitch an idea, you can also reach out to editor@pointloma.edu.

 

Any and all communications and editorial content distributed by Point Loma Nazarene University – including but not limited to printed materials and Web content – are intended to inform and engage both the Point Loma Nazarene University community and others, while adhering to the university’s mission and values. During the creation, editing, and distributing of such content, the school will be guided by said values and principles.

While Point Loma Nazarene University accepts editorial submissions, the school reserves the right to edit or decline to publish material at its discretion.