Submission Guidelines

Want to send yourself a letter on our blog?

Here are the basic guidelines:

  1. Read a few letters to get familiar with our style. You need not be eloquent, just authentic.
  2. Keep your letter to one main subject, instead of a long list of general advice. Aim for to 1,000 words or less.
  3. In the subject line of your email, indicate “SUBMISSION”, followed by basic descriptions of who you are and to whom you are writing. For example, “SUBMISSION: From a liberated child of God to a gal bogged down by legalism”. This helps when people are searching for letters that apply to them. (If you don’t give a title, we will create one for you based on the content of your letter.)
  4. You can keep your letter anonymous, or you can sign your name – just let us know which you would prefer. If you would like to include a byline for your letter, there is a 40-word limit.
  5. Send your letter to

By submitting your letter to Verses 3 to 5, you are indicating you understand that it may be published on our website, social media, and other publications or forums related to Verses 3 to 5. If your letter is selected to be posted on our site, it may be edited for content or length.

Thank you!

Jessica S. Marquis

Editor + Founder, Verses 3 to 5