JOY! Magazine is published monthly and goes on sale in the middle of every month. JUIG! Tydskrif is published 10 months of the year. JUIG! is not a direct translation of JOY! The articles are unique.
JOY! Magazine is available through all Christian bookstores and from the following supermarkets: Woolworths, Pick 'n Pay, Spar, Checkers, Clicks and 7 Eleven. If you do not see the magazine on shelf, please ask the Manager - as they are supposed to stock JOY! and JUIG!
If you see our magazine hidden away, please put it in a prominent position on the shelf - we pay the same as any other magazine and often store owners (who are anti-Christian) hide our magazines away.
If you notice JOY! is not in a store, please email email@example.com and we will get that store listed ASAP.
The benefit of subscribing to JOY! Magazine is manifold. Not only do you receive a 25% discount on the magazine, but we are also running a subscription SPECIAL offer that if you subscribe today, you will receive a FREE six month subscription for a friend! You also get your magazine a week or so earlier than the shops and you are the first to hear of competitions, events and Christian news.
It is very easy for your church/organisation to stock JOY! Magazine. Send us an email with your request and contact info, and we will do a direct sales transaction with you. There is no risk to you whatsoever for carrying JOY! and JUIG! as it is based on a sales/return basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Yes! JOY! happily donates magazines for free to interested parties and for prison ministries. Once a month we have collections all around the country. Email email@example.com with your request - stating the date of your function, number of magazines required etc. Remember to contact us well in advance!
We welcome your submissions and testimonies, provided you have looked at our writers' guidelines and are a subscriber to JOY! Please note that we have regular contributors to the magazine and generally feature once-off articles by our readers, due to space restrictions.
If you wish to submit articles to JOY! for publication, it is imperative that you know the magazine, our vision and our values. A casual examination of the magazine will not be sufficient. Please note that you need to be a subscriber to be considered for publication.
You must study the magazine and analyse the articles to discover the elements we typically use.
You should avoid sending teaching articles, interviews, sermons, poetry or fiction. We are, however, always looking for miracle and healing testimonies. These testimonies must be thoroughly researched and well-told. Healings must also be medically documented. All submissions should be your own written work, and if not, they should be correctly referenced.
We also require stories on different Christian personalities who are living effective Christian lives. We welcome news stories; however facts and quotes must be accurate and be able to be verified. JOY! maintains the right to edit or adjust any article, space/content dependent. All articles published in JOY! are copyrighted to us and may not be reproduced without our consent. Nor may the author republish the same story in another magazine without permission from JOY! All articles featured in JOY! may be reprinted and translated in our Afrikaans title. We reserve the right to do so without prior consent from the author (in the event that we cannot get hold of them).
All submissions must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Payment is not guaranteed. We pay for stories only under certain conditions. YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO HAVE YOUR STORY PUBLISHED.
Contributors' Style Guide
1 page = 400 words
1 1/2 pages = 500 words
2 pages = 650 words
* Do not BOLD, ITALICISE (except in the case of Scripture References) or UNDERLINE text.
* Full stops and colons should be followed by SINGLE spaces, not double spaces.
We use UK English only.
Please italicise all scripture verses.
REFERENCES TO GOD
In normal text, personal pronouns such as He, Him, Himself, You, etc. are capped when they refer to the God of the Bible, i.e. to the Holy Trinity or one of the Persons of the Holy Trinity.
'Name' and 'Word' are also capped when they refer to God's Name and God's Word. It also applies when they follow the possessive pronoun, e.g. 'Your Name' and 'His Word'. Other words such as kingdom, creation, sovereignty, etc., are not capped.
'Church' is capped only when referring to the greater Church of Christ as a whole. Otherwise, church is not capped.
Numbers from one to ten are written in full. From eleven upwards, numbers are written in numerals, unless a number refers to a broad term - e.g. "... a thousand years..." "... a million angels..."
When numbers below and above ten appear in close proximity to each other, they should preferably be written in numerals - e.g. "... between the ages of 8 and 12..."
SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES
Articles should be emailed to: Info@joymag.co.za in MS Word format.