Submitting a Blog Entry

Thank you for your interest in contributing to OCSA’s student blog! We don’t want any talent or insight to go to waste. Before submitting, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  1. To submit your piece, fill in the form at the bottom of this page and upload your entry as a .doc or .docx file. Please include your first name, last name, home church. You may also include a photo of yourself if you would like it included in the blog entry.
  2. Your piece can be submitted in the form of any of the following: article, reflection, poem, spoken word (please try to attach audio for this form), short story, biographical story, essay, talk (audio required), video, dialogue, monologue, or biblical commentary.
  3. Please remember to include biblical references in your piece where appropriate – they add strength and context to your message! References to the Church Fathers are also another great way to enrich your article.
  4. The topic does not particularly need to be spiritual; it does, however, need to be appropriate in subject matter and language. We trust that all submissions are made in a Christ-like spirit.
  5. If you would prefer not to publicize your name along with the blog entry, please indicate in the form that you would like your submission to be anonymous.
  6. Please be aware that when you submit your piece, OCSA automatically acquires the right to edit format, grammar, and content where appropriate. If your piece is edited in any way, the final product will be sent back to you for your approval. You have the right to refuse an edit, but, likewise, our editorial team reserves the right to refuse publishing content on the blog.
  7. If you are not the sole author of your submission, it is imperative that all content submitted is done so with explicit permission from its author(s) or owner(s).
  8. Although our aim is to ensure all submissions are posted, we cannot guarantee this. Please understand!
  9. Be proud of your work – you are using your talents to glorify God’s name! Remember “each of [us] has received a gift to use to serve others” and we must “be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace” (1 Peter 4:10-11). God bless you!

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