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Articles

Voices of Justice is looking for articles for its online forum and next issue. As an online anti-trafficking/anti-slavery magazine, articles should be related in some way to the issue of human trafficking and/or modern day  slavery.

In particular, we seek articles that attempt to show the progress being made in the fight against human trafficking,  that  highlight how individuals can make a difference, and that show how specific people/organizations are working together to bring an end to human trafficking. In addition to those who work full time for organizations engaged in abolition, prevention, intervention, and restoration efforts, VOJ has a keen interest in hearing from individuals doing what they can, where they are, and with what they have – moms with little time, retired individuals, people writing letters, putting gifts together, raising money, etc.

While we have a “spotlight” theme for each issue (communicated in advance on the submissions page, our blog, and in our newsletter) we are always accepting articles that will further our goal to empower and inspire others speak out and take action. While there is always much darkness surrounding this issue, we are particularly interested in releasing hope through our publication. Therefore we are looking for:

  • Articles that bring light into the darkness.
  • Articles on pending legislation and other legal information.
  • Articles offering information on the process of trafficking and slavery.
  • Articles on psychology and the effects of trauma. and how to bring restoration
  • Articles on efforts being made to prevent trafficking.
  • Articles on businesses and micro-enterprises that allow victims the opportunity to leave slavery and trafficking through sustainable means.
  • Articles about organizations – big or small that are making a difference.

Preferred length of articles is between 500-1,000 words. Articles that have less or more words may be considered, but fewer articles will be accepted at or over 1,000 words.

Articles should be free of improper language, including vulgar language, racial and prejudicial terms. The editor reserves the right to reject or edit any type of article or interview, with the understanding that the central purpose will remain intact.

Contributors can expect their contributions to be shared either in our digital magazine, website, or both.

At this time, Voices of Justice is a volunteer project and cannot offer payment for articles. As time progresses and interest increases, we hope to be able to pay contributors and support organizations combating human trafficking and slavery.

Regular Features

In addition to our regular columns and articles that fit within the guidelines above, many issues of Grace as Justice include the following features:

  • Interviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Scrapbooks (pictorial collages of a particular organization’s work)
  • “What’s in Your Hand?” (articles that highlight those who are doing what they can with what they have)

If you would like to do an interview, please contact us and include:

  • your name
  • your organization (if applicable)
  • interest (what do you want to discuss)
  • your contact information

If you would like to contribute a photography scrapbook, please contact us with your photos. Include:

  • your name
  • your organization (if applicable)
  • focus (women, children, slavery, trafficking, men, India, Rwanda…)
  • link to your photos
  • your contact information
  • 5 photo minimum

If you would like to contribute a book review, please contact us and include:

  • your name
  • your organization (if applicable)
  • the title and author of the book
  • the review
  • your contact information
  • where the book can be purchased (if it is not readily available on sites such as Amazon.com)

If you would like to contribute something to “What’s in Your Hand?” please contact us and include:

  • your name
  • your organization (if applicable)
  • the ideas of what one can do
  • your contact information

Podcasts

Podcasts are coming soon to Grace As Justice! If you believe you have something to contribute, we want to hear from you.
Podcasts will:

  • be no more than 30 minutes in length
  • contain specific questions about you or your organization
  • need to be discussed prior to recording
  • be shared on the Grace As Justice media website

If you wish to share, please contact us and include:

  • your name
  • your organization (if applicable)
  • your area of focus (what you wish to discuss)
  • your contact information

College and High School

Grace As Justice wants to hear from you if you are in college or in high school! Please send your articles (see above) about what you or your group is doing. What are your dreams?

Don’t see what you want to write about? These are generalized ideas. Send me what you want to contribute and we will see what we can do!

Videos

If you have video footage to share with us, please feel free to do so as it will enrich our site and give you the ability to showcase what your organization is doing.

We cannot guarantee your video will be used; and of course we do not accept video that is inappropriate for our website.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE:
October 30th, 2018 for our Winter 2018 issue (to be published December 1, 2018)

Our Winter 2018 issue will have a spotlight on Stories of Illumination. To illuminate means to “light up.” in the winter, the days are shorter and darker, but it only takes a small flicker of light to dispel darkness.Whether it is illuminating hearts and minds by bringing awareness, or by literally stepping into darkness with the light of hope and freedom, if you or someone you know has a story to share about “lighting up” the darkness, we want to hear from you. 

In addition to our spotlight feature, as detailed in our submission guidelines, we are always accepting general articles related to our mission to empower, inspire, and release voices in the fight against human trafficking.

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