Want to contribute an article or story idea to LDS Living? Read more here about our editorial focus and instructions for submitting your work.
Have you got a great idea for a story that LDS Living should cover? We’re always looking for a diversity of voices to add to our online publication as well as to our bimonthly magazine. LDS Living’s goal is to complement Latter-day Saints’ lifestyles and help them live and celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ. Your contributions help us share stories that reach across broad demographics. If you have a story idea to pitch or a manuscript to send us, please email email@example.com. Even if writing isn’t your thing, if you know a Latter-day Saint who is doing something great, we’d love to hear your ideas of people or topics to feature.
Our Editorial Focus
LDS Living articles should be informative and faith-promoting for our readers. There are lots of article types that can meet that objective. For example, our readers love pieces that tell a compelling story from the life of a person of faith. They’re also interested in “how-to” articles that shed new light on what it means to live gospel principles. We’re happy to consider any unique, fun articles that provide entertaining insights into the Latter-day Saint lifestyle. Please be aware that we can’t publish stories that have appeared in other publications.
Choosing a Topic
Wondering if your idea is a good fit for LDS Living? Here are a few ideas to help you find out:
- Spend some time reading our website and magazine to become familiar with the different kinds of stories we publish, as well as their tone and style.
- Keep up with what the leaders of the Church are teaching—this will help you know what topics are most relevant right now.
- Don’t be afraid to do some research. Find sources to back up your ideas.
- When you email us your submission, tell us a little bit about yourself and why you chose to write about what you did.
We’re open to any article idea, but here are a few examples to get your wheels turning:
- Making a Difference: Ordinary Latter-day Saints reaching out to their communities in extraordinary ways. Example: Called to paint: This Latter-day Saint veteran is on a mission to create portraits of deceased missionaries
- Home and Family: Topics like family roles, family fun, family history, marriage, navigating relationships, life transitions, parenting, single parenting, and grandparenting. Example: When a neighbor’s casserole couldn't help us in the hospital, I learned to ask for what I really needed
- Discovery: Perspectives from cultures around the world that help expand our vision of the Latter-day Saint experience. Example: ‘Not a coincidence’: How one Ethiopian couple found each other and the Church, becoming modern-day pioneers
- Gospel Discussion: Insights on current prophetic teachings, conversion stories, personal faith-promoting experiences, and gospel takes on world events. These should generally be rooted in an individual, personal experience, or perspective. In general, doctrinal expositions are not appropriate for our publication. Example: From heroin addict to scholar: Latter-day Saint Ginny Burton shares how faith was vital in her recovery, success
Manuscripts and story ideas can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry, we can’t accept queries over the phone. Please keep your submission to a length of 600–2,200 words
For more information about writing for LDS Living, see our Submission Guidelines.