Contribute to YS

What is YS?

Young Salvationist is a Christian magazine published 10 times annually by The Salvation Army. The magazine helps young people develop a mature faith, a personal ministry, and a Christian perspective on everyday life.

What can I submit?

Original photography (600 dpi), written articles, poems, drawings, paintings, designs, anime, or anything that inspires you! Written submissions must be 500 words or less.

Does the topic matter?

Yes! Each issue of YS has a specific theme. We publish creative works that connect to these topics. For full consideration, submit your work at least 60 days prior to the issue date.

How do I submit my work?

Use our online submission form.

Will I be paid?

If we select your work for publication, you’ll be paid:

  • $0.35 per word for first rights, one-time use articles
  • $0.15 per word for reprints

When should I hear back about my submission?

We try our best to respond back to all submissions, but are often times inundated. If you have not heard back from us after 4-6 weeks, please assume we will not be able to use your submission at this time.

Upcoming Themes for 2018

January 2018 Sorry Not Sorry. Christian apologetics is not about being sorry—it’s about defending your faith. If confronted about what you believe, how would you defend it? Submission Deadline:
October 1, 2017
February 2018 There’s An App For That!Generation X are said to be more addicted to social media than Millennials are. Learn the facts and challenges of social media consumption, while discovering social media tools that could potentially enhance your walk with God.Ever purchased an app just because everyone has it, without thinking of the potential dangers? How can we use social media to deepen our walk with God? Can it be an evangelical tool? What are some positive effects of using social media? What are some of the dangers of social media and how can we be on the look out for them (harmful trends, trafficking, etc)? Submission Deadline:
November 1, 2017
March 2018 Worship Beyond Music. We tend to loosely define worship as a set time when the “worship band” leads us in song. What is worship? Is it only possible to worship through music, and is the band the only worship leaders? This issue addresses the true meaning of Biblical worship and provides “alternative” ways for young Salvationists to express their worship. Submission Deadline:
December 1, 2018
April 2018 When Life Is Tough… Although Jesus told us we would experience trouble (John 16:33), it’s still not easy when it comes. Why does God allow suffering? And how do we remain faithful when we face unexpected trouble in this world? This month we recognize Jesus’ death and resurrection. How did He remain faithful to His Father despite trial and suffering? Submission Deadline:
January 1, 2018
May 2018 Sacraments. Be informed on both the Biblical and Salvationist perspectives of the sacraments. What is the definition of a sacrament and what sacraments are listed in Scripture? Did The Salvation Army ever practice the sacraments and what motivates the Army’s positional statement on the sacraments today? Submission Deadline:
February 1, 2018
Summer 2018 Activism. “Do Something” has echoed from the lips of William Booth to the heart of every Salvationist. Yet when bombarded with the horrors of sexual trafficking, racism, sexism and every other injustice in the world today, it’s tempting to respond with a verbal disagreement—“That’s terrible!” But how do we move from being sympathetic couch potatoes to prayerful warriors moved to action? Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2018