We’re always looking for good articles to include in upcoming journal issues. We accept submissions from anyone, provided they conform to our submission guidelines. If you’re interested in contributing, you can either do so as a guest, or you can apply to become a contributing author. All submissions should be sent to one of the editors—refer to the contact page for details.
We’re happy for people to contribute articles on an ad hoc basis, whenever works for them. If you’d like to do this, simply send us your work if and when you have it, and we’ll take it from there. This does not affiliate you with the journal—you don’t need to establish any kind of formal association with Thinking Matters, and you don’t need to assent to our statement of faith. Simply send us an article, and if we like it we’ll publish it.
If you’d like to write for Thinking Matters more regularly, you can apply to become a contributing author. Along with working within our submission guidelines, contributing authors must assent to our statement of faith. This is simply to ensure that we can have confidence that the material we receive from our regular contributors will be consistent with the doctrinal position of Thinking Matters.
Contributing authors have the option of committing to a certain number of articles per year, or of simply being available to write on a given topic or topics in which they have expertise, if and when required. Most of our contributors are very busy people, and we do everything we can to accommodate their time constraints and other commitments.
Contributing authors may also receive an account on Thinking Matters Talk, enabling them to post articles there. This is not an automatic right; it’s a privilege we reserve for people whose work we particularly like, and whose characters we’re satisfied are trustworthy.
Since Thinking Matters is specifically a New Zealand-focused ministry, we favor articles which engage with Kiwi issues. That said, many apologetics articles will obviously be culture-neutral, so don’t feel obliged to try to make your article more Kiwi.
Articles do need to fit into the theme of an issue in order to be published. This doesn’t mean that we’ll reject submissions which don’t suit the theme of an immediately upcoming issue—good submissions will be kept on file, so that we can fit them into later editions of the journal when suitable. We’ll let you know whether we plan to publish your submission immediately, or whether we’d like to hold it for later use. You are, of course, very welcome to ask us what the theme will be for our upcoming issue, and whether we need any particular topics addressed.
Our copyright policy is simple: freely you have received, so freely give. We make no money from the Thinking Matters Journal, and we offer its content without conditions attached. By submitting an article to be published, you agree to waive your copyright and let your work fall into the public domain. Thus, no one owns it. This is a general rule, however, and we recognize that sometimes exceptions are warranted. For more information, see our full copyright policy, or contact us.