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CALL FOR ARTICLES

Let Music Preach is an events management, online blog and marketing platform for the gospel niche.

Our target audience is the youth whom we believe form the largest and most diverse generation in the world. We seek to influence a people not only looking to be inspired but one that is ready to change the world.

We are now seeking article submissions to our website’s blog.

Please send us your article idea as soon as you can, before writing/submitting a full article.
Send to submit@letmusicpreach.com with the subject line: Article Idea If you desire to write articles outside the below named themes, reach out to us with the same subject line.

Themed Articles:

  • Christian lifestyle
  • Album/EP reviews
  • Events
  • Song releases
  • Gospel Awards

For questions and inquiries, reach out to us at submit@letmusicpreach.com with the subject line: Article Submission

For more information on what we do check letmusicpreach.com/about

GUIDELINES


Word count/Article Type
Suggested submission length is from 300 to 2500 words. We invite submissions ranging from photo essays, short vignettes to extensively-developed articles.

Style
We are seeking articles that are reader-friendly, popular-magazine style, rather than in an academic style. We encourage our writers to share their stories and experiences and not limit to writing about challenges or successes – use of descriptive and impersonal language is highly encouraged.

Writer Profile
We encourage submissions from a diverse group and experts from Africa. Being that Let Music Preach is a youth-led platform we highly encourage young amateur writers to submit their content as well.
As you submit your article we encourage you to submit a HD headshot photo with a resume and a short bio of yourself.

Pitch and submission
Before you start writing, please see our full Writers’ Guidelines below–­and let us know your article idea so that we can give feedback on how it may fit into Let Music Preach. If you don’t want to write an article but want to submit photos, please see our Photo Guidelines below.

Citation
List no more than 12 references at the end of your manuscript. No embedded reference numbers should be included in the text. If you need to attribute the source of key points or quotes, state names in the text and give the full reference at the end.

WRITERS’ GUIDE


I. What “Submitting an Article” Means.

We will promise to read your article, but we may respectfully decline it and not publish it, or save it and publish it in a future issue. We also reserve the right to edit, shorten, or revise your article. Most of the time we contact authors about this ahead of time and get their comments, corrections, etc.

  II. Getting Permission Ahead of Time.

Please send the article only when you have permission from anyone you need it from, such as fellow community members. We endeavor to present a diversity of views on Let Music Preach in a respectful and encouraging manner.

  III. Publication Rights.

Once your article appears in Let Music Preach, we own first publishing rights. This means your article appears in Let Music Preach and will appear on our platforms first. You retain all other rights to it. If you’d like to use it elsewhere, you can, and we would appreciate your using an attribution line saying, for example: “This article first appeared in Let Music Preach: Album Review, (date); for further information on letmusicpreach.com”

  IV. Photos.

If we publish your article, we want to accompany it with compelling images that illustrate your subject. You know your subject best, so we are appealing to you for images. If others in your community or group like taking pictures, they might already have great images to go with your article. If you would like to submit an article but cannot supply photos, that’s fine; however, please give us plenty of notice so that if we use your article we can get an illustrator.

  V. Indemnification

By sending in your article, you agree to completely, adequately and exclusively indemnify Let Music Preach Publications from any third-party claims on interest, right, breach of same or otherwise arising out of or in connection with any information contained in the article you submit. You also agree to be bound by the rules herein expressed and all other rules made or to be subsequently made by Let Music Preach Publication relating to your use of relationship with Let Music Preach Publications.

Thanks for your contributions,

LET MUSIC PREACH TEAM.

SILENT HEAVENS

WRITTEN BY: Imani

I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought that my ears deceived me too. It felt like some of those times when you wish that time could fly so fast. That all clocks could strike thirteen. I wished my past could be carried away by a swift neck-breaking whirlwind. My head was so cramped and my eyes itchy with fatigue but still my afternoon didn’t seem to come to an end. The silence was deafening!!

What kind of life is this? Why can’t the long wait come to an end? It felt like the minute-hand on my watch had stood still and my calendar dates stuck on one long day. It felt like a heavy truck glued in the mud with no hope of ever moving even half an inch.

I raised my voice towards the heavens so loudly that I was afraid the whole world could hear me. My voice echoed across the thick green terrain. Hours later, the fierce looking clouds stared at me as if they would fall off the sky and run after me. What did I do wrong? I couldn’t get it. Still no sign. What do I do? I lay down with my head touching the ground because I couldn’t look up any more.

I sobbed in distress. My heart was heavy. I said my prayer a dozen more times but still nothing! Seconds had turned to minutes, minutes to hours and hours to many days. A year later I couldn’t see the sun rise or even set. My eyes didn’t even seem to trace the horizon of hope. Everything was dark. Darker than the deepest pit. Darker than the darkest coal on earth. I had to leave. With my hurting self, I just had to start moving.

My feet were feeble and very sore. Just as I rose up to walk, I heard a soft small voice like a flute so many meters away. It got clearer and I heard the best words ever! The serenity in my heart was incomprehensible.

“My son, why are you in despair? I am the Sovereign Lord and my thoughts are not like yours, neither are my ways. I never sleep nor slumber. How you perceive everything in your life is not the way I do. Some things in life are best learned in the darkest moments of your life and I need you to trust me more?  Did you know that the dry desert in your life draws you more to the river of life? In the silence is where my answer is. My desire is that you trust the miracle even when it’s not already there. I love you so much to let you go. I am with you.”

“Are you going through the darkest moments in your life and it feels like the heavens are silent? Praise Him with songs of thanksgiving! Desire Him more and allow Him to teach your heart to wait. If Abraham and Sarah didn’t wait, what would have become of their generation? Would Job receive the double portion of His wealth and riches either? May be through your waiting is when others will see God. It’s not easy but it’s worth it!”

Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God”