Find Your Writing Niche: Choose Religion
About 87 percent of the U.S. population adheres to a religion, 83 percent of them being Christian. This means that more than 300 million people may read something about Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism or their preferred religion.
A search of the religion you follow will bring up the pertinent magazines. Some Web sites make it easy for freelancers and have the information readily available. Such as:
Hinduism Today magazine at http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/wfchannel/index.php?wfc_cid=7.
The Lutheran at http://www.thelutheran.org/template/page.cfm?id=42.
Liguorian Magazine for Catholics at www.liguorian.org. One of the menu items at the top of its homepage is Submissions. That page spells out exactly how to submit to the magazine, what it expects and what the writer can expect.
Relevant magazine publishes stories for Christians as well. At http://www.relevantmagazine.com/how-write-relevant, writers get all the information they need.
Alive Now at http://alivenow.upperroom.org/writers, posts themes and gives a timeline for the stories.
A common subject that many religious or inspirational magazines are interested in publishing is personal stories, especially those of survival. Overcoming a major setback, living with a handicap or special need encourages the readers who may think there is no hope.
Religious writing offers opportunities to freelancers who have a message that can be encouraging to readers.