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It wouldn't be The Collective without you.

The vision of The Collective was born from the idea to create a space where testimonies could be shared in a variety of mediums—where the design and artwork would be as inspiring as the words shared throughout. In short, YOU are what makes this so special. We are so excited to read your work, and grateful that you are trusting us with what you’ve created! Please bear these guidelines in mind as you prepare to submit. 

Submission Guidelines


Every issue is given a theme usually inspired by a verse of scripture. While appreciate submissions with one of our upcoming themes in mind, we also accept general submissions. Keep in mind we may delay publishing your piece if we feel it fits best with a later theme. Find more details about our upcoming themes below.


We will also place accepted work in one of five sections: For God, For Me, For Us, For Family, or For Community. If you have a preference for where you piece will live, please make note of that in the form.


We will only publish work that is consistent with the standards and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will not publish work that features profanity, disrespect to church leaders, etc.


We accept a variety of written and visual work, including poetry, personal essays, informational articles, experiences, photography, and art that relate to our issue theme. Generally, our articles run 300-1000 words, although we may make exceptions for outstanding work.

We are looking for original, unpublished work. This includes work published on personal blogs and social media. However, if you have previously written or created a piece that you feel strongly would fit the given theme and add great value to the issue, we are open to reviewing it!


If you have a specific theme in mind, Take note of the submission deadlines for each issue. We will respond to all submitters, and you will hear back within one month after the submission deadline.


Please submit all written work as a Google Doc or Word document. Artwork may be submitted as .pdf, jpeg, or .png no larger than 25MB. Please submit files titled as follows [Name_Title_SeasonYear].

If you need to cite sources, please use Chicago Style with footnotes. Purdue has a great free resource. The Church also has a style guide that can help with citation questions. 

Your piece may require editing for length or clarity. Edits will be done in Google Docs and will need to be returned within one week after receiving them.


Accepted submissions will receive $25 and a contributor's copy of The Collective. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 

Upcoming Themes


"Healing in His Wings"

3 Nephi 25:2

Activating the Savior’s healing power to overcome life’s physical, mental, and spiritual heartaches



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"A Time to Laugh"

Ecclesiastes 3:4

Connecting to our Heavenly Family through life's most joyous moments.



"Wanderers in a Strange Land"

Alma 26:36

Navigating life's varying landscapes with the Gospel as our true North.




"Instrument in the Hands of God"

Alma 26: 3

Using our unique talents to build His kingdom, serve His children, and fulfill our divine purpose. 



© Work + Wonder 2019