Chronic Joy® Permissions



Completing and submitting this form grants Chronic Joy Ministry, Inc. the right to use, edit, publish, and/or distribute the posts, digital photography, video, or other content provided or authorized for use on its website, in its print and/or electronic materials, and social media.

I understand that I retain first rights to my submitted work and may publish it at my discretion at any future date. It is my responsibility to notify future publishers that the work appeared with Chronic Joy® and that Chronic Joy maintains the right to publish it again in the future. I acknowledge that the submitted work is original to me and has not been accepted by a publisher that precludes its use and/or publication by Chronic Joy. I verify that I own the rights to have the submitted work published, distributed, or otherwise promoted by Chronic Joy. I further certify that the submitted work is not plagiarized from another source.

I understand that I will not be paid, reimbursed, compensated, or given royalties by Chronic Joy now or at any time in the future.

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*Please upload your submission, including a brief biography (not to exceed 85 words) and links to your blog, website, books, and/or social media as desired. Additionally, upload your headshot (square is preferable or horizontal works well).


If you receive an error message when trying to submit, please insure the file size of the picture does not exceed 1MB. If you are unable to resize your photo, insert your photo in your document, then submit.

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Chronic Joy® accepts submissions that focus on life with chronic illness, mental illness, and chronic pain.

  • Posts should be approximately 500-1000 words in length based on one of our free printables.
    • “What I learned (from the printable).”
    • “How I interacted (with the information).”
    • “How God met me (through the material).”
  • Devotionals should be approximately 500 to 750 words in length. Click here for guidelines.
  • Articles based on our website content should be approximately 750 in length. Click here for guidelines.
  • Poetry should:
    • include the "why" behind your poem (i.e., What prompted the poem?) in an introductory paragraph.
    • consider including two or three questions after your poem to encourage others to write a poem for themselves or to reflect on the post.
    • consider including a short prayer at the end.
  • Please submit Word documents only, using the Open Sans font, size 11, if possible. Do not indent paragraphs.
  • Documents should be grammatically correct, spell-checked, and in final, polished form.
    • We recommend using Grammarly, a tool that helps you write with confidence, find the best words to express yourself, and communicate your ideas with ease.
  • Please include your headshot (.jpg), a brief biography (not to exceed 85 words), and links to your blog, website, books, and/or social media as desired with your release form.
  • Complete our short (but necessary) Release Form.
  • When quoting Scripture, please include the reference and translation.
  • Posts should be compassionate, understanding, and empathetic.
  • Be honest as you wrestle with hard topics and difficult emotions. Posts don't need a happy ending but should always lean toward hope.
  • Consider including three points to ponder (questions) to help readers digest your post.
  • Strong nouns and verbs create more meaningful content. Limit the use of adjectives and adverbs as many will be removed.
  • Click here to review our editorial guidelines.
  • We reserve the right to edit accepted submissions.
  • We do not accept book reviews but do accept excerpts from your published books.
  • We do not accept submissions about specific medical treatments, medications, healthcare providers, clinics, hospitals, products, services, or apps.
  • We do not accept submissions that discuss politics or other controversial issues which shift attention away from our focus on chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability.
  • As a publisher, we do not accept manuscript submissions or inquiries.
  • We do not offer compensation.
  • If accepted, we will notify you via email.
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As a global resource ministry, we are delighted for you to print and distribute our online resources in their entirety or in unaltered excerpts, as long as you do not charge a fee.


You are invited to repost unaltered articles from our online resources on a website with the following statement included: [Post Title with specific link URL] previously published at (Include website link.) No fee may be charged.

You are welcome to embed publicized videos on your website provided that you include a backlink to the original Chronic Joy® video or content source. You are welcome to download content from our website or YouTube. No fee may be charged.

We’d be honored if you’d leave a Testimonial about how Chronic Joy® has blessed you.


Yes, as long as you do not charge a fee. Discover 1000s of inspiring, faith-based photos available at Flickr for immediate, high-res download for your ministry, organization, or social media, or to simply encourage friends and loved ones with a beautiful photo in a text or email. (Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons)

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Chronic Joy is a global resource ministry dedicated to compassionately serving all those affected by chronic illness, chronic pain, mental illness, and disability by providing accessible, easy-to-use, faith-based educational resources and publications.

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Are you struggling? Wounded? Suffering? Lonely? Fraying at the edges? You are not alone. Step into a new journey through illness with Jesus, and discover how radically and perfectly you are loved. Discover great books just for you!


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