The Founders of this magazine welcome the submission of brief essays, articles or reviews related to our mission to share our wisdom, faith and hope about reconciling faith with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harm caused by child abuse by clergy or others in authority.

Guest writers are a mix of survivors, family members of survivors, friends of survivors, and many others, for example, traditional and alternative-healing therapists, priests, deacons, nuns and other ordained and lay Catholic and Christian ministers, experts in the fields of child abuse prevention and recovery.

Guidelines for submissions are simple: Most should be no longer than 500 words; the exception is that research-based articles may be up to 1200 words. Please specify the name under which we should publish the article and a bio for the end of the article–and the Guest Writers page.

Authorization is provided by you to us as follows if you decide to submit an article for consideration. Of course, please feel free to contact us if you wish to explore writing for us first!

We welcome story ideas! Have an idea but don’t want to write? Contact us directly!


Healing Voices is a quarterly newsletter/magazine by Catholic survivors of clergy abuse for the benefit of survivors of abuse and trauma as well as their families, friends and others who minister to them. Healing Voices publishes articles in keeping with editorial guidelines which are determined, and from time to time updated, by its Founders.

By submitting this essay online to Healing Voices magazine/newsletter (referred to as “THVM” below), I (that is, the person submitting their original article to us) understand and agree to the following:

1 – I am authorizing free of charge publication of this article as part of THVM on a non-exclusive basis in perpetuity for all formats and/or languages in which the newsletter is now or may later be distributed throughout the world.

2 – I am assuring the founders of THVM that this article which I am submitted is written by me, is accurate and original to me, is not copied or adapted from content previously published (unless I have explicitly cited it with the permission of that copyright owner), is not information that can cause harm, is not releasing information that would infringe privacy or any other rights of others, and/or is not transferring to THVM any obligations or liabilities related to these assurances.

3 – I understand THVM may edit my article (only) for non-substantive changes (e.g., spelling or punctuation) but that I will be able to approve any substantive edits prior to publication.

4 – I understand and agree that nothing in dialogue with any founder of THVM is a commitment by them to publish and further that the founders of THVM have the right in their sole discretion to publish, or not to publish or to remove my article or any content in the newsletter at any time.

5 – I also understand and agree that, by submitting my article to THVM, I am confirming my agreement to and acceptance of these terms with the force of signing the document.

If you do not understand or agree to the terms above, please do not submit your article for consideration by our editors until you have contacted us to resolve any  issues or lack of clarity.

Thank you,

The Founders of The Healing Voices Magazine