“Have you ever wanted to write us an article?” Ensign, Oct. 1981, 80
Chances are that some readers have thought of sharing something with other Ensign readers—gospel understanding, a moving experience, a plan for doing or being better, results of study or research. If you’re interested, here are a few guidelines:
The best way to determine the kinds of articles we publish is to scan carefully back issues. Please query us if you have an idea for a feature article; we’re overstocked on some subjects but welcome submissions on others. Topics include gospel doctrines and principles; marriage, courtship, and family; Church programs; biographical sketches on present and former-day Saints; and features on most topics of help and interest to Latter-day Saints.
Also, most Ensign editorial departments are “naturals” for reader contributions. For example, Mormon Journal shares Church members’ inspirational experiences that would strengthen the commitment of others. Random Sampler consists of short features on homemaking and welfare subjects. Sharing insights are written by sisters, for sisters, to support sisterhood. And we are always anxious to receive essays or anecdotes of humorous, Mormon-flavored experiences for Mirthright.
Length of articles varies according to department; for feature pieces, ten typewritten pages is generally a maximum.
If interested write for a more detailed writer’s information sheet, Ensign, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.