Sunday, April 3, 2016
A list of themes for upcoming issues of a publication. Such a publication will be planning each upcoming issue to revolve around a specific theme. Other publications that don't designate themes for each issue, will provide a list of various topics they hope to cover in upcoming issues. Your chances of selling to these publications increases when you submit something to fit one of those themes or proposed topics. Always mention in your cover letter which issue or theme you are targeting. If they give deadlines for specific topics, it's best to send your submission early rather than at the last minute—when all the slots may already be filled. You will find many theme lists on the publisher's Website, or you can request it by email or snail mail with an SASE. Check guidelines for their preference. Listings in the Christian Writers' Market Guide will indicate which publications provide theme lists.