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Writer Payments

For select published pieces, we offer payment to our writers. See the FAQs for writers below.

Why do you offer payments to writers? 

We appreciate the prayer, time, and dedication writers give to writing for These payments reflect the gratitude of The Mother Church on behalf of those who read and listen to this content, and they echo Jesus’ promise in the Bible, “The labourer is worthy of his hire” (Luke 10:7).

For which published works will authors receive payment? 

Authors of articles, editorials, poems, spiritual shorts, “Of Good Report” pieces, “How I Found Christian Science” pieces, “Turning Points” and “Christian Science Perspective” articles receive payment.

Authors of testimonies, youth and children’s content (including TeenConnect), interviews, Sentinel Watch podcasts, and Daily Lift content do not receive payment.

How much do you pay your writers? 

Only published content is compensated. Payment amounts vary based on the country in which the writer lives and the type of submission. (Please note that acceptance of a submission for editing does not guarantee that it will be published, though this is rare.)

How and when do writers receive payment?  

If a submission is published, the writer will receive an email directly from the Treasurer’s Office of The Mother Church with details regarding payment. Writers will be paid after publication. If you have further questions, please email us directly at

How do you pay writers from outside the United States? 

Writers located outside the United States will be paid as banking regulations and other payment-related circumstances allow. We process payment via check, direct deposit, or Western Union. If for any reason we are unable to process payment in a country through one of these methods, we will be in touch with the writer. If you have further questions, please contact us at

Am I able to waive payment?

If you wish to waive payment for your contribution, please email us at, and we will make note of your request. You may waive payment on a one-time or ongoing basis. Thank you for your generosity!