submission changes!

We're excited to announce that we'll be changing our submission style in a fun and relaxed way! So far, we've had it set up where you can submit to our monthly themes. Now, we've decided to change True Gold to having bi-monthly themes which gives you, the submitter, the chance to have more time to work on and refine a piece that you'd like to submit to us! We believe that God speaks to us in His own time and sometimes trying to write from a spiritual place takes much longer than we tend to anticipate. At times throughout the beginning of 2017 (with us having a different theme each month) it got a little confusing and hectic when it came to deadlines and some of the details. This was never meant to cause stress for anyone so we believe this change will be a positive one for all of us.

We've also decided that we want you to know all of the themes for the year in advance so that you have plenty of time to do what you'd like for each one that speaks something personal to you.


True Gold themes for 2017 & 2018:


February 2018 issue: Delight
(Deadline: 01.25.18)

Some thoughts to help you get started (but not limited to these ideas)...

Writers: How does God personally show you His delight? What does delight mean to you? What are some things you take delight in? When you think of the word "delight" what comes to mind?

Artists/Photographers: Things (or people or places) that bring you delight, things about yourself that you know bring God delight. Basically, get as creative as you want; no limitations really.

DIYers/Foodies/Health & Beauty People: Lucky you! Your submissions don't have to fit with the current theme but you get extra brownie points if you can get creative and make it happen. No pressure though.


April 2018 issue: Spirit
(Deadline: 03.25.18)

Some thoughts to help you get started (but not limited to these ideas)...

Writers: What was it like when you were first introduced to the Holy Spirit? Who is the Holy Spirit to you? Does the Holy Spirit speak to you and if so, how? What are your spiritual gifts/strengths (if you know)? Have you ever had any Holy Spirit moments and if so, what happened? How has the Spirit used you?

Artists/Photographers: At first thought freedom came to mind. Things that signify freedom and the fruits of the Spirit. Again, get as creative with this as you'd like. If God gives you something specific, we encourage you to go for it!

DIYers/Foodies/Health & Beauty People: Lucky you! Your submissions don't have to fit with the current theme but you get extra brownie points if you can get creative and make it happen. No pressure though.


June 2018 issue: Earth
(Deadline: 05.25.18)

Some thoughts to help you get started (but not limited to these ideas)...

Writers: What do you think about the Earth and the pros and cons of this place that we reside? Where are some of your favorite places on Earth and why? Where do you feel closest to God in this world?

Artists/Photographers: The beauty of the world around us; there's so many options with this!

DIYers/Foodies/Health & Beauty People: Lucky you! Your submissions don't have to fit with the current theme but you get extra brownie points if you can get creative and make it happen. No pressure though.


August 2018 issue: Speak
(Deadline: 07.25.18)

Some thoughts to help you get started (but not limited to these ideas)...

Writers: This theme is mainly for the sake of complete honesty... Things that we love about following Jesus and things that have been daily battles about following Jesus. We know it's not always easy but it's totally worth it. What are some experiences that you've had while being on your faith journey? What's tested you and caused you pain? What's made you question that God is still good? What's helped you to keep going? What would you never change about the journey and what would you do different if you could? What have you learned about living? If there's something that you've been afraid to speak we encourage you to pray and consider sharing whatever may be weighing down on your heart.

Artists/Photographers: Real and raw images of what needs to be heard, things that don't seem to have a voice and go unnoticed, things that speak to your heart, etc.

DIYers/Foodies/Health & Beauty People: Lucky you! Your submissions don't have to fit with the current theme but you get extra brownie points if you can get creative and make it happen. No pressure though.


October 2018 issue: Psalms
(Deadline: 09.25.18)

Some thoughts to help you get started (but not limited to these ideas)...

Writers: What section in Psalms is your favorite and why? How has God used this book to speak into your life? Do you have any cool God stories that have to do with Psalms?.. If so, please share!

Artists/Photographers: Anything to do with Psalms and speaks to you.

DIYers/Foodies/Health & Beauty People: Lucky you! Your submissions don't have to fit with the current theme but you get extra brownie points if you can get creative and make it happen. No pressure though.


December 2018 issue: Joy
(Deadline: 11.25.18)

Some thoughts to help you get started (but not limited to these ideas)...

Writers: What gives you true joy? How has the joy of the Lord been your strength? Why is joy such an important fruit of the Spirit? How has joy changed your perspective in life? What does joy mean to you?

Artists/Photographers: Holiday moments, family time, celebrations, spiritual moments, etc.

DIYers/Foodies/Health & Beauty People: Lucky you! Your submissions don't have to fit with the current theme but you get extra brownie points if you can get creative and make it happen. No pressure though.


**Sidenote:

We'd love to be able to promote you via our website/social media when you submit something so don't be shy; send us a little bio and headshot of yourself if you can!