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02 October 2009

Submission Guidelines

Please do write for The Friend!

Anybody can write for The Friend and you don’t have to think of yourself as a brilliant writer.

To save you wasting your time, the editor would prefer to give you a response on an idea before you write it. Please send an outline by email or post, or give the office a ring. Judy will try and give you an answer quickly and if she doesn’t, don’t be afraid to hound her.

Although we prefer articles to be commissioned in this way, we do still use some unsolicited articles, so if your idea is burning and you must write it, the guidelines on these pages will help ensure it is used. You might also like to first read The art of writing for The Friend.

Please put your name, address, daytime telephone number and Monthly Meeting (if applicable) at the top of all submissions (not just on the cover letter) and on the backs of photos. We are more than happy to receive submissions by e-mail.

Further information is available on the following topics:

Payment & Copyright
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Gerard Benson
A view of Quakers
David Wood
Testimony to peace
Helen Steven
Middle East witness
Ann Wright
Peace for all
Stephen Hanvey
Living the testimonies
Helen Drewery
Harvey Gillman
Testimony to Equality
Jonathan Dale
Committed relationships
Phil Lucas
Quaker thought in literature
Marina Lewycka
Quaker thought in poetry
Gerard Benson
Ros Smith
Marian Liebmann
Equality and social justice
Belinda Hopkins
Testimony to Simplicity
Jan Arriens and Marion McNaughton
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Testimony to Truth
Linda Pegler
Integrity in public life
Tony Stoller

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