Creator Guest Blogger Guidelines

Who Writes for Creator

The people who write for the Creator’s website are the future pillars of the Creator Leadership Network. If you lead your own ministry or ministry related business, or you’re an ambitious digital publisher, you’re what we’re looking for. If you live and breathe social media, build amazing ministry programs, or you have your own blog in the area of church music, worship ministry, or leadership, we want your insight.

In other words, we’re looking for contributors who are constantly seeking out new ways to do church music and worship leadership, but also happen to love teaching like-minded folks.

What we’re not looking for: Freelance writers with amazing chops, but no real insight into music and worship leadership in a ministry context.

For a list of authors who have contributed to Creator, click here.

What Creator is About

At Creator, we like to keep things simple. That’s why we limit our content to four major topic areas:

  • Music
  • Ministry
  • Worship
  • Leadership

These are the big content anchors that hold Creator on course.

In addition to your tips and advice, we encourage you to share your personal anecdotes, experiences, and stories. For example, if a certain experience with a pastor or volunteer taught you something that changed the way you think about your entire ministry, that’s something our community will relate to.

We are Well Written

Our desired content level on the Creator website is anywhere from Beginner to Upper Intermediate. Perhaps the best word is “approachable.” Focus on keeping your content entertaining, informative, and succinct. If you are an academic, that’s great, but please don’t send us your academic papers. Tell us what you’ve learned as a result of your research, but leave out all the citations, footnotes, and marginalia. For everything we publish we want to know “why does it matter?” and “how does this work in the real world?”

We encourage you to break down complex ideas, give step-by-step instructions, and tell stories that help illustrate your ideas. Be interesting.

The only ironclad rule we can give you is that your content must be 100% up-to-date. Things change fast these days, and strategy and leadership must change with it.

We are Quality

Our target word count is exactly how many words it takes to get your point across in a blog post — no more, no less. We are looking for posts that give value to our readers. Share what you know, cover new ground, tell readers what you’ve discovered… and run spell check before you hit send.

When it comes to your writing style, remember to keep it conversational. Talk to our community as if you were a colleague with a new or time-tested helpful idea. Present your ideas in jargon-free, easy-to-read sentences that any beginner level reader can digest. Break down long paragraphs into shorter ones. Remember that this is a blog, so the better that readers can understand, the more they’ll appreciate your content.

What’s in it For You?

The Creator website is a great place to build your personal brand. In fact, it’s all about you — as part of a community of ministry leadership experts who are constantly innovating and always willing to share your resources. Each day, we’re telling the story of this community, to which both our readers and contributors belong.

As a contributor, we want to help you tell your story. We’ll provide you with an opportunity to link back to your site in each article and our social team will help make you feel like an online celebrity.

Please understand that we do require helpful, informative content… not sales copy. We want to sell YOU, the expert, on the Creator website… not your products and services.

In addition to linking to your website in your author bio, you’ll be plugging into the thousands of church musicians and worship leaders that visit the site each day looking for fresh, useful content.

Guest Blogger Submission Flow

All Creator content gets one last read through by our managing editor to check for grammar, punctuation, etc. If there are any issues that need to be resolved, we’ll contact you via email.

Think you’ve got the chops to become a Creator guest contributor?

Send your guest content for consideration to: submissions (@) CreatorMagazine [dot] com

Please include at least one link and one photo with each submission. All guest posts must be edited and proofread prior to submission. If we start to read your post and find lots of editorial or typographical problems, we won’t read on..

ALSO, don’t forget to include a short 3-5 sentence bio and a picture (jpg or gif), along with relevant website and social media links — so we can make you famous!