Crosstalk is published 10 times a year (September to June) and mailed as a section of the Anglican Journal. It is printed and mailed by Webnews Printing Inc. in North York. Crosstalk is a member of the Canadian Church Press and the Anglican Editors Association.
Submission Guidelines and Deadlines
Crosstalk publishes 10 print issues per year (each month except for July and August). The newspaper is intended to connect Anglicans across the Diocese of Ottawa, and we want to hear what’s happening in your parish and to help share your stories.
To submit an article, please start by sending a one paragraph summary with your contact information to the Crosstalk editor via the Communications Request Form on the diocesan website or simply email your summary to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. We like to ensure the article is a good fit for Crosstalk before anyone spends valuable time writing and to discuss the focus and length of the article and possible photos to publish with it.
If you have a suggestion for a story but no one to write about it, you can also send an email to the editor with a brief summary of the story idea, and we will try to cover it if possible.
The print issue is prepared about one month ahead of the time it arrives in mailboxes across the diocese, so there is quite a long lead time for stories. (ie. Stories for the October issue need to be written and edited before Sept. 1.) Please contact the editor as soon as possible when you have an article in mind. Our new website will make much more timely publication possible. That is coming soon!
To promote an event on the calendar, please send information via the Communications Request Form on the diocesan website. To be included on the calendar page of the print issue, the information needs to be submitted one month ahead (ie. by Oct. 1 to be included in the November paper). Using the Communications Request Form, also allows your event to be included on the calendar on the diocesan website.
Crosstalk welcomes advertising from parishes, agencies and enterprises wanting to support our mission and reach our readers. Please note publication does not imply endorsement by the Diocese of Ottawa or any of its principals, and Crosstalk reserves the right to decline advertisements.
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