As many of you know, I’m on a writing retreat, working hard to redirect a book proposal for an interested agent. And yes, even after four traditionally-published book it’s still so hard!
Check out these writing opps, contests, and conferences!
So Here Are This Month’s Writing Opportunities I’ve Located Just for You!
1.Â Inspire a Fire is looking for your inspiring articles based on the theme list available at http://www.inspireafire.com/submissions-guidelines/.
2.Â Yvonne Lehman is collecting stories for Divine Christmas Moments, a new anthology. The first book in the series, Divine Moments, has just been released. If you have a story about a divine Christmas moment, you can contact Yvonne at email@example.com.
3.Â The DreamQuestOne Poetry and Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write a short story five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125;
Third: $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story. Postmark deadline: JULY 31, 2014. How to enter, visit: http://www.dreamquestone.com/
4.Â (Must hurry! This webinar is tomorrow!) Tracy Crump and her writing partner, Marylane Wade Koch, will present another Stirring the Pot: Writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul webinar on Wednesday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Go to www.WriteLifeWorkshops.com for more information or to register.
5.Â The Christian Authors Guild sponsors a writing contest for short stories. Anyone can enter. We will stream winners online on Friday August 15.
6.Â Reach Out, Columbia magazine, a regional print publication dedicated to proclaiming the life and work of Jesus Christ in and through ordinary people, is open to article submissions. We publish teaching pieces (800-1,250 words), reflection pieces (500-800 words), and informational pieces on subjects related to the Christian life (health, sports, family, marriage, singleness, church membership, nutrition, etc., 800-1,250 words). Weâ€™re especially interested in subjects of interest to men. We are also open to 2-3 part series of articles if the subject can support it. ROC is not a paying market, but a print publishing credit looks great on your resume. Please visit our website for article submission guidelines (www.ReachOutColumbia.com).
7.Â Eva Everson is acquisitions editor of Lighthouse of the Carolina’s imprint, Firefly Southern Fiction and is open to submissions. Firefly Southern Fiction will be stories that entertain, have strong plots, and include elements of family and faith. Above everything else, they want stories that are heartfelt and true to Southern roots. Literary agencies interested in receiving proposal and submission guidelines should contact
8.Â Christian Home and School Magazine writing guidelines.
Now Let’s Look at Some Upcoming Conferences…
1.Â Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference: July 30-August 2, 2014, Langhorne, PA
2.Â Christian Authors Guild Catch the Wave Conference: August 14-16, 2014, Marietta, GA
3.Â Christian Communicators Conference: August 27-31, 2014, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC (We’re full, but the waiting list is open to everyone!)
4.Â Maranatha Christian Writers Conference: September 15-18, Muskegon, MI
5.Â American Christian Fiction Writers Conference: September 25-27, 2014, St. Louis, MO
6.Â Breathe Christian Writers Conference: October 10-11, 2014, Grand Rapids, MI
7.Â Queen City Writers Conference: October 14-16, 2014, Charlotte, NC
8.Â Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat:Â October 19-22, 2014, Ridgecrest, NC
9.Â CLASS Christian Writers Conference: October 23-25, 2014, Albuquerque, NM
Well, that should keep you busy for a while. Be sure to let us know if good things come of any of these leads!
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