Contribute

Soul Tread is a beautiful space for writers and creatives to share their work with the world. We want to raise up and support Australian talent, which is why we pay all our contributors.

We welcome pitched articles or applications to join our team, whether you are established or emerging. Before submitting, please acquaint yourself with Our Story. It might be worth reading a copy of Soul Tread to understand more about our ethos and style.

Since we began Soul Tread there has been many enquiries about how to contribute to the magazine. Here’s how:

Pitched Articles

Soul Tread has a focus on sustainable faith, church as community and cultural engagement, giving space for millennial Christians to reflect deeply on their faith. We are looking for writing that is challenging, thoughtful and hopeful: emphasising lived experience rather than theological arguments.

Our main audience is women and men aged 24 to 39 (though we do have a lot of readers younger and older!) and is neither popular nor academic but thoughtful. This means writing that encourages deep reflection and inspires action. The audience is educated but not all theology nerds.

Short form: 400-800 words
Long form: 1200-1600 words

If you would like to pitch an article, please send a completed version in pdf format to storyscouts@soultreadmag.com with the subject line Pitched Article.

Page 1: Name, headshot, mobile, email address, short + creative bio (100-150 words) social handles + website, church + denomination, town/city
Pages 2 onwards: The article you are pitching.

Magazine Journalists

Becoming part of the writing team means you might be asked to cover a story or do an interview. This would be based on your interests, experience, location and availability at the time.

If you would like to be considered, please send a pdf to storyscouts@soultreadmag.com with the subject line Magazine Journalist Application.

Feel free to be creative in its design.
Page 1: Name, headshot, mobile, email address, short + creative bio (100-150 words) social handles + website, church + denomination, town/city.
Pages 2 onwards: Three examples of your writing.

Creative Team

We have a growing team of photographers and illustrators who have a variety of styles. We are mainly looking for editorial images to accompany written articles in the magazine.

If you would like to be considered, please send a 2-page pdf to storyscouts@soultreadmag.com with the subject line Creative Team Application.

Feel free to be creative in its design.
Page 1: Name, headshot, mobile, email address, short + creative bio (100-150 words) social handles + website, church + denomination, town/city.
Page 2: Examples of your visual style

Poetry Corner

In each quarterly edition of Soul Tread, our Poetry Editors Miriam Dale + Matthew Pullar will choose a poet for our Poetry Corner. It will include a write-up, some poetry and either photography or illustration to accompany it.

If you would like to be considered, please send a pdf to storyscouts@soultreadmag.com with the headline Poetry Corner.

Feel free to be creative in its design.
Page 1: Name, headshot, mobile, email address, short + creative bio (100-150 words) social handles + website, church + denomination, town/city
Pages 2 onwards: 3-5 pages of your poetry.