Thank you for your interest in submitting content for consideration in Parable, the Magazine of the Diocese of Manchester. Please read below for specifications on types of submissions. All submissions will be considered for future publication by the editor.
Local News & Event Items
For an item to be considered for Local News it must be 200-400 words in length. One photo will be accepted per article. Items for the Calendar of Events should include the following information: date of event, event title, 50 word synopsis of event, contact name, phone number, and e-mail or website.
Submit news and event items to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the magazine is produced well in advance of the publication date, refer to the graph below to make sure your submission is timely. Preference is given to news and event items from parishes that are currently partnered with Parable.
Individual Profile Ideas
We are always looking for profile ideas. If you would like to suggest a person or organization to be profiled, please e-mail us with the person or organization’s name and contact information as well as a summary of why you think they should be profiled.
Submit profile ideas to: email@example.com
Poetry & Book Reviews
Parable does not currently publish poetry or book reviews.
Feature Story Writers
If you are interested in writing for Parable, please submit a cover letter, your resume, and a sample of your published work to:
Sarah Jane von Haack, Editor
153 Ash Street, P.O. Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105
or submit electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted Content Rules and Regulations
Recognized New Hampshire Catholic institutions, such as diocesan parishes and schools, may submit to Parable Magazine news items, photographs, and calendar events. By submitting content to Parable, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
Parable has the right not to publish submitted content, and there is no guarantee that submitted content will be published, even if the content is submitted or sponsored by a Catholic institution. Parable and the Diocese of Manchester have the rights to delete, edit, modify, and condense submitted content, and you waive any and all rights you may have with respect to the altered content.
Calendar events must be related to the practice of the Catholic faith and sponsored by a recognized Catholic institution. Activities that are promotional or commercial or require the purchasing of goods or services will not be included.
By submitting content, you represent and warrant to Parable and the Diocese of Manchester that the content is factually accurate, that you have the legal right to submit and publish the content, that you have the necessary permissions, consents, or licenses to submit and publish the content, and that publication of the content by Parable and the Diocese of Manchester it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity. With respect to submitted photographs, you further represent and warrant that you have received permission from the individuals depicted in the photographs (and in the case of minor children, permission from their parents) to submit the photographs for publication in Parable and other Diocese of Manchester publications.
By submitting content, you grant to Parable and the Diocese of Manchester the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual right and license to use, re-use, sublicense, distribute, copy, reproduce, publish, adapt, modify, and create derivative works from such content, in any and all media or technology, including, but not limited to, the diocesan website (www.catholicnh.org) and social media sites, without any restriction or responsibilities or additional compensation or consideration to you or anyone else.
A number of pastors from around the diocese have joined together in a wonderful endeavor to share with their parishioners the healing, forgiving, caring, catechetical, spiritual and faith tradition of the church.
What is Parable?
Parable is the Official Magazine of the Diocese of Manchester.
When the Lord Jesus revealed the truth about the Kingdom of God, he did so through the use of parables. In every parable he shared with us the healing, forgiving, and caring aspects of the Father’s great love for us. In imitating the Lord in this way, Parable is an instrument for the Diocese of Manchester to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ through the stories of the faithful in New Hampshire.
Columns & Articles
Parable looks at contemporary issues from a faith perspective. Parable Magazine teams with FAITH Catholic (www.faithmag.com) in Lansing, Michigan. The majority of the content is local and 5% is supplement material from FAITH Catholic including columns about family, work life, and parenting.
Reach: Bishop Peter A. Libasci is the publisher of Parable. His goal is to reach every registered Catholic in the Diocese of Manchester. Currently Parable reaches over 50,000 Catholic households from 50 parishes.
Publication Size: 32-pages
Format: full color glossy
Frequency: bi-monthly (launched in June 2007)
Circulation: registered Catholics in the Diocese of Manchester
Advertising: Only 10% of the magazine contains advertising. Advertising is only open to Catholic organizations and institutions.
Sarah Jane von Haack, Editor
Sarah Jane received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Magdalen College in 2001. After graduating from college she worked at Magdalen from 2001 – 2007 in public relations. She came to the Diocese of Manchester in February 2007.