It’s time for writing opportunities collected just for you!
Wish you could see your name in the monthly kudos? Wondering how you can take this love of words and build a career…or at least a little mad money? Well, here are 12 places who are looking for writers and contest entries!
Remember to follow the guidelines to the letter. That will raise your chances for finding favor with an editor. But just remember, nothing helps you get a “job” better than great writing!
1.Â Operation First Novel: Do you have what it takes to be the new voice in Christian fiction? Jerry B. Jenkins’ Christian Writers Guild contest is open. But you must hurry, membership deadline is August 29 and contest deadline is September 3.
2.Â Call-out for submissions of true stories of Jesus and children. Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Childrenâ€™s Encounters with God, Angels, and Miracles:Â Jesus and Children guidelines.Â Jesus Stories sample. Deadline September 1, 2014.
3.Â Call out for submissions:Â Please Tell Me Iâ€™m Not a Bad Mother Guidelines. Deadline August 26, 2014.
5.Â Chicken Soup for the Soul is always looking for submissions! Currently looking for stories about moms, dreams, hopes & miracles, volunteering, Christmas, therapists/mental health, thriving.
7.Â ACFW-SC Query Letter and First Pages Contest: Open to members and non-members. Deadline October 10.
11.Â More Magazine for Women ages 45-64. More Magazine writer’s guidelines here.
If you’re serious about writing, you’ll be serious about attending writing conferences!
1.Â Maranatha Christian Writers Conference: September 15-18, Muskegon, MI
2.Â Writing for the Soul: September 19-20, 2014 Murfreesboro, TN
3.Â American Christian Fiction Writers Conference: September 25-27, 2014, St. Louis, MO
4.Â Breathe Christian Writers Conference: October 10-11, 2014, Grand Rapids, MI
5.Â Queen City Writers Conference: October 14-16, 2014, Charlotte, NC
6.Â Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat:Â October 19-22, 2014, Ridgecrest, NC
7.Â CLASS Christian Writers Conference: October 23-25, 2014, Albuquerque, NM
8.Â Heart of America Christian Writer’s Network Conference: November 6-8, 2014, Overland Park, KS
9.Â Writers ADVANCE Boot Camp: February 20-22, 2015, Asheville, NC
10. Write2Ignite Conference for Writers of Children’s Literature: March 27-28, 2015, Tigerville, SC
11. Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 17-21, 2015, Ridgecrest, NC
And last, but not least, who won Barbara Hattemer’s book?
The winner is…drumroll, please…Judith Robl!!! Judith, simply contact me with your mailing address and Barbara will get your book right out to you! Congratulations!
And for those who didn’t win, here are direct Amazon links to Barbara’s books:
Well, that does it for another Writer’s Headlines post. I hope to see lots of good things come out of these opportunities!
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