Writing guidelines

Outreach accepts select unsolicited, unpublished content for dissemination in print, web and/or other digital formats. Outreach does not accept submissions via U.S.P.S. or via e-mail, nor do we consider content submitted simultaneously to other publications or media. Outreach is solely responsible for the manner, platform (digital, print, etc.) and timing of publication/production.

What kind of content is Outreach looking for? Please see our “Views” articles for examples:

  • Personal essays on the LGBTQ Catholic experience
  • Reports on Catholic institutions, organizations and individuals and their ministry to LGBTQ people
  • Reports on the LGBTQ Catholic experience worldwide (which can be written in English, or in the writer’s native language, or can be provided both in the writer’s native language along with an English translation).
  • Essays on an aspect of Catholic spirituality (Scripture, Christology, the liturgy, the saints, for example) and how it relates to LGBTQ people.
  • Essays on the historical figures who have the influenced LGBTQ Catholic experience.
  • Any other essays, reports or reflections that might be of interest to LGBTQ Catholics or those who minister with them.

Nominations for parishes, schools, organizations and individuals who deserve praise for their ministry to LGBTQ people can be submitted to our “Gaudete” section here.

Outreach asks that all submissions are written in charity and with the “respect, compassion and sensitivity” that all people deserve.

Articles should be at least 800 words but can go longer.  (Our usual length is roughly 1,000 to 1,500 words.)  Outreach pays US $100 for full-length articles. 

Reported piece, essay or analysis pitch form

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