Here it is–your monthly writer’s opportunities, contests, & conferences. Nothing can hold you back now!
Here’s your October list of opportunities and contests!
1.Â Write2Ignite Writing Contest for writers of children’s and YA literature is open for submissions. Deadline is November 30, 2016!
2.Â Brain Teen is looking for personal essays on parenting teens or being a teen. Deadline is December 30, 2016.
3.Â Chicken Soup for the Soul is always looking for stories. Current needs include cats, dogs, dreams, military, and teachers.
4.Â The American Gardener is looking for articles.
5.Â Babble Magazine (by Disney) is a parenting website looking for articles on parenting, relationships, entertainment, beauty, food, and more!
6.Â FundsForWriters.com has a huge list of writing contests here!
7.Â Blue Mountain Arts Greeting Cards seeks contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience. Does not need rhymed poetry, religious verse, one-liners or humor. Pays well for all rights.
8.Â Oklahoma Today focuses on the best of Oklahoma’s people, places, events, and culture.
9.Â New Mobility Magazine focuses on the active wheelchair lifestyle, covering relationships, recreation, travel, people, health, and more!
10. Bible Advocate Magazine focuses on the authority of the Scriptures and the Lordship of Christ.
So what will you be doing over this next month to move forward in your writing? Be sure to let us celebrate your successes with our kudos!
And here’s an updated list of conferences…
I hope you find one in your neck of the woods!
1.Â Heart of America Christian Writers Network Conference: October 20-22, 2016, Kansas City
2.Â Classeminars Writers Contreat: November 10-12, 2016, Albuquerque, NM
3.Â Asheville Christian Writers Conference (AKA Writers Advance Boot Camp): February 17-19, 2017, The Cove, Asheville, NC (Iâll see you there!)
4.Â Florida Christian Writers Conference: February 22-26, 2017, Leesburg, FL
5.Â Carolina Christian Writers Conference: March 10-11, 2017, Spartanburg, SC
6.Â Mid-South Christian Writers Conference: March 18, 2017, Collierville, TN
7.Â Blue Lake Christian Writers Conference: March 22-25, 2017, Andalusia, AL
8.Â Write2Ignite Conference for Writers of Childrenâs Literature: March 24-25, 2017, Tigerville, SC
9.Â Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference:Â April 7-11, 2017, Mount Hermon, CA
10. Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 21-15, 2017, Ridgecrest, NC (Iâll be there as a conferee this time, and I canât wait to take a bunch of classes!)
11. St. Davidâs Christian Writersâ Conference: June 21-25, 2017, Grove City, PA
Remember, if you’re serious about writing, you’ll be serious about getting to a writing conference.
Thank you for praying for my mother after her very serious fall. She has made a lot of progress, but she still has a long road ahead. Please continue to pray for healing, comfort, and peace for her and for us as we care for her. I praise God that none of this has taken our Father by surprise and we’re confident that something good will come from this for His honor and glory. After all, He promises us that in His Word!
I pray God’s blessing on the work of your hands and your heart,
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