Today’s the 3rd Tuesday, so it’s a day of opportunities collected just for you! Let’s start with writing opportunities and contests…
1.Â Coast & Kayak Magazine submission guidelines here.Â They want to hear from people involved in paddlesports, including the kayak industry.
2.Â Library Journal Indie eBook Awards contest. You must hurry–deadline is July 31st!
3.Â Smoky Mountain Living submission guidelines. Celebrates southern Appalachians and brings the area to life.
4.Â Gather Magazine guidelines here. Readership is primarily Lutheran women, but also offered to other evangelical churches.
5.Â History Magazine is accepting queries. Looking for interesting and thought-provoking (not academic) pieces on major historic events.
9.Â WOW: Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest. Cash awards! Deadline August 31, 2016.
12. Christian Devotions is always looking for new devotions writers. And they love working with new, teachable writers.
Well, that should keep you busy for a while. Be sure to let us know if you get a publication from our Writing Opportunities. We want to celebrate with you!
Now, let’s take a look at upcoming writing conferences…
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably have gotten the message that I believe writing conferences are the best way to publication!
1.Â Word Weavers Christian Writers Summer Seminar: July 23, 2016, Lexington, SC
2.Â Greater Philly Christian Writer’s Conference: August 3-6, 2016, Langhorne, PA
3.Â Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference: August 5-6, 2016, Upland, IN (This is a brand new conference!)
4.Â Atlanta Christian Writers Conference: August 18-20, 2016, Marietta, GA
5.Â 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.)
6.Â American Christian Fiction Writers: August 25-28, 2016, Nashville, TN
7.Â Breathe Christian Writers Conference: October 7-8, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI
8.Â Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat:Â October 16-20, 2016, Ridgecrest, NC
9.Â Classeminars Writers Contreat: November 10-12, 2016, Albuquerque, NM
10. Asheville Christian Writers Conference (AKA Writers Advance Boot Camp): February 17-19, 2017, The Cove, Asheville, NC (I’ll see you there!)
11. Carolina Christian Writers Conference: March 9-10, 2017, Spartanburg, SC (Watch for the website update soon!)
12. Blue Lake Christian Writers Conference: March 22-25, 2017, Andalusia, AL
Sharing is sweet! Please share these opportunities with other writers…
These opportunities, contests, and conferences are your tickets to publication. That doesn’t mean it’ll happen overnight, but if you keep working, I know it’ll happen.