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What is Quaker Works?

Quaker Works is a semiannual feature (published twice a year) in the April and October issues of Friends Journal. The function of the Quaker Works column is to connect our readers to the good works being done by Quaker organizations.

Recently published: October 2020 and April 2020. View all past installments on our website.

Deadlines to be included in the 2021 Quaker Works columns:

  • April issue: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (to avoid the Monday holiday)
  • October issue: Monday, August 16, 2021

Submitting for both issues is optional. Organizations may submit for just one if they'd like to keep it a yearly update.

Word count limit: 225 words.

Each entry will begin with the full name of the organization and its main website (does not count toward the 225 word count).

What am I supposed to write?

Tell us what you've been up to! We look to staff members of these organizations to submit content to this column. Focus on what's exciting and important for our readers to know about. Highlights from your organization might include the start of a new program, details from a successful event, an overview of a recent gathering, the announcement of an award received, or other various accomplishments. Content submitted should strictly be about past and current work and should not promote, advertise, or fundraise for future work (this includes mentions of annual fund appeals, internships, fellowships, application deadlines, and upcoming service trips or projects). We want readers of this column to feel informed and excited, not pandered to or advertised to.

If you would like to advertise with us, please contact our advertising sales representative, Margaret Wood, at You can also learn more about our advertising opportunities on our website.

Friends Journal retains full editorial control over the content published; this means editing for length, clarity, format, and style.

Which organizations are included?

We invite all explicitly Quaker-founded and/or Quaker-run groups and organizations to submit to this column (if you think we left someone out, please let us know). Most, but not all, are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Another helpful way to answer this question is to share which groups are not included in the column, and that would be the following: individual Friends schools, colleges, and universities; Quaker retirement communities; and monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings. This is mostly because there are so many of them, which is awesome, but we don't have the staff and time resources at the moment to include all of them. There are still opportunities for these groups to submit content to Friends Journal!

  • Advertising: learn about the many ways you can advertise with us!
  • News column: reporting on past events; see previously published News items here.

Got a question? Contact Friends Journal's news editors, Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler, at

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