What a great day today at the Christian Writer’s Den! Let’s start with this new list of writing opportunities, selected just for YOU!
1.Â New unique blogger opportunity from The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistanceâ„¢ STEAMPUNK video game. “Do you remember the first time you walked through the wardrobe into Narniaâ„¢? The story of Narnia brought a theology into our hands and hearts through immersing young readers in the grand narrative of the scriptures. They may never have been aware, but the story of the Bible told through allegory, impacted the way they viewed this world and their part in it.
The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistanceâ„¢Â tells the same story refreshed and invigorated to recapture a digital generation with the grand story of God. Partnered with American Bible Society, Scarlet City Studios is a small New Zealand-based gaming studio with an epic goal: to take the greatest story ever told and re-tell it for a digital generation.”
They are currently looking for bloggers to play a brand new action adventure video game,Â The Aetherlight, and review the game for your blog. Though the game is designed for pre-teens, they feel that this simple game can be used as a great conversation starter for both your blog and your children. By closely following the story of the Bible, but in a steampunk inspired land, players are able to make the connections and discoveries for themselves, and see the Bible stories in a new light.
10. Zoetrope: All Story is a quarterly literary publication founded by Francis Ford Coppola in 1997 to explore the intersection of story and art, fiction and film.
11. Pioneer Drama Service accepts plays and has a play contest
Itâ€™s time to get to aÂ Conferences–or two–or three!Â
Where are you going this year?
1.Â Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 22-26, 2016, Ridgecrest, NC (It begins this weekend! Iâ€™ll see you there!)
2.Â West Texas Writers’ Academy: June 6-10, 2016, Canyon, TX
3.Â Write to Publish: June 8-11, 2016, Chicago area
4.Â West Virginia Writers Conference: June 10-12, 2016, Ripley, WV
5.Â New England Christian Writers Retreat: June 17-19, 2016, Hamilton, MA
6.Â St. Davidâ€™s Christian Writers Conference: June 22-26, 2016, Grove City, PA
7.Â Kentucky Christian Writers Conference: June 23-25, 2016, Elizabethtown, KY
8.Â Romance Writers of America: July 13-16, 2016, San Diego, CA
9.Â Greater Philly Christian Writer’s Conference: August 3-6, 2016, Langhorne, PA
10. Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference: August 5-6, 2016, Upland, IN (This is a brand new conference!)
11. Atlanta Christian Writers Conference: August 18-20, 2016, Marietta, GA
12. Christian Communicators Conference: August 24-28, 2016 The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC. (We’re full, but the waiting list is now open. Details for waiting list here: Conference & Registration Details. Waiting list is free.)
13. American Christian Fiction Writers: August 25-28, 2016, Nashville, TN
14. Breathe Christian Writers Conference: October 7-8, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI
15. Classeminars Writers Contreat: November 10-12, 2016, Albuquerque, NM
16. Asheville Christian Writers Conference (AKA Writers Advance Boot Camp): February 17-19, 2017, The Cove, Asheville, NC (I’ll see you there!)
And since Memorial Day is coming soon, let’s honor our military AND give away a free book, While My Soldier Serves: Prayers for Those with Loved Ones in the Military, by Edie Melson!
It’s easy to enter the drawing! Simply leave a comment, honoring an active military or veteran–living or deceased. We want to thank those who are protecting America and the world. Without you, dear servicemen and servicewomen, we America couldn’t be who she is.
So let’s see how many military men and women we can honor this week. Then I’ll use Random.org to draw one winner. Be sure to return next week to see if you’re the winner!