devozine Daily Meditation Guidelines

  • Word Count: Prose: 150–250 words long. Poetry: no more than 20 lines.
  • Main Idea or Image: Think about what you want your meditation to evoke in the reader.
  • Scripture: Try to include a scripture verse or suggested text (state version of Bible used).
  • Closing Idea: Try to include a reflective element (brief prayer, quote, scripture, spiritual practice, reflection or journaling question, action or research idea) for readers to take with them through the day. Prayers should use honest, straightforward, conversational language.
  • Contact Info: Include your contact information:
    • Name
    • Age/Birth Date (if you are younger than 25)
    • Mailing Address
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number (Please alert us if your contact information changes after you submit a meditation.)
  • Submit your manuscript to Sandy Miller in one of the following ways:
    • Online: Submit a Devo
    • Email: devozine@upperroom.org
    • Mail:

      Sandy Miller, Editor
      1908 Grand Avenue
      P.O. Box 340004
      Nashville, TN 37203-0004

How will I know if my work is accepted?

  • If we choose to use your meditation, we will notify you before publication and send  you the paperwork that must be signed and returned before your work can be published.
  • We pay $25 for weekday meditations ($10-15 if we use your submission as part of a group or as a reflection for another meditation). Payment will be made at the time of acceptance.
  • Meditations not chosen for publication will be returned only if you have sent an SASE. Because of the number of meditations we receive, we are unable to check the status of submissions still being considered or submissions without an SASE that were not selected.
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