Guest Post Guidelines

We regularly publish posts on the OCF Blog written by guest authors. Generally, these authors are either students, Orthodox clergy and recognized theologians, or OCF volunteers and youth leaders. Though some authors are invited to write on specific topics, our general submission guest posts typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Practical advice for students on leadership, chapter development, or National Programs
  • Personal reflections on how OCF or Orthodoxy has impacted the author

Please note that submissions will be reviewed by OCF staff and are published at their discretion.

If you’re interested in writing a guest post for the OCF Blog, please email blog@ocf.net and include the following:

  1. Your full name, as you would like it to appear on the blog.
  2. A brief (2-3 sentence) bio, including your relationship to OCF and the Orthodox Church. If you wish, you may include a link back to a personal website (such as a blog) or social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  3. A headshot or other image of yourself to be used with your bio. You can either attach this to your email as a .jpg/.jpeg file or upload the file to Gravatar under the email address you sent from.
  4. A blog post submission that is 450-750 words in length, with a suggested title. Please send the text as a Google Drive file or as a .doc/.docx attachment in your email.
  5. At least 1 image to be included with your post, as a .jpg/.jpeg file attachment. If the images were obtained online, please include the link where they may be found.

Important Notes:

  • Before any submission, you should first check out the OCF Blog for examples of content and format. Remember that your primary audience is college students. Keep this in mind as you write, both in regards to content and style.
  • All submissions must be original content, as opposed to content that has already been published on another public website.
  • You are free to use any Creative Commons or Public Domain licensed photos, many of which may be found via a search engine like compfight.com or search.creativecommons.org.
  • If you would like any portion of your blog to link to an outside website, please include the link in the appropriate section of your submission, in parentheses or as a hyperlink.
  • Please remember to cite outside sources when applicable. When citing scripture, we prefer the Orthodox Study Bible or Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
  • Posts will be reviewed by OCF staff and—if accepted—may be edited for content, grammar, and formatting.