It’s time for Thursday’s Writer’s Headlines…
And that means great opportunities for you! This week’s Writer’s Headlines include a brand new, time sensitive call for submissions, a list of writers conferences, and some writing contests that could bring you some money to help you GO to writers conferences!
Edie Melson is Looking for True Stories of Abuse
Friends, Family, and Foes: Learning How to Recognize and Stop the Cycle of Domestic Violenceâ€”Call for Submissions By Edie Melson
In 2001 my best friend and her daughter were murdered…by her husband. I had spent hours in close proximity with this family and never knew they were victims of domestic violence. That tragedy, along with the things that followed, dramatically shaped my life. Iâ€™ve made it one of my lifeâ€™s missions to warn others about the signs of domestic violence I missed and help them put an end to the cycle of domestic violence so common in our world today.
This book is under contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. We are now accepting submissions of your either your true-life experience with domestic violence or how you dealt with a friendâ€™s experience of domestic violence.
Access the full call to submission for Edie Melson’s writers guidelines for Friends, Family, and Foes here, or find them at Edie Melson’s website. But you must hurry–the deadline is May 31, 2012.
Writing Contests Can Help You Win
Jennifer Slattery recently joined us here at The Christian Writer’s Den to talk about writing contests. You can check out Jennifer Slattery’s post here.
Here are some contests you might want to check out:
1.Â Utmost Christian Writers Poetry Contest
2.Â Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel will be announcing a new contest soon. Be on the lookout for it!
3.Â Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
4. Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
5.Â Word Weavers Writing Contest for members of Word Weavers only. Check with your local chapter for details.
6.Â Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest is closed for this year, but you could be working on your book now for next year’s contest!
7.Â Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
8.Â PBS KidsGO Writing Contest for kids
9.Â The Frasier Contest for Voices members at My Book Therapy
10. The Biggest Loser Write It and Win Sweepstakes–Okay, this isn’t officially a writing contest, but you can write letters to your favorite Biggest Loser competitor and win a trip to the Biggest Loser Resort, Biggest Loser meals, or tickets to the Finale!
1.Â 2012 CLASS Reunion: April 27-29, 2012, Palm Springs, CA
2.Â Christian Communicators Conference: August 29-September 2 at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Asheville, NC. Come join Carolyn Knefely and me as we partner with you to bring Him glory through your writing and speaking ministry! Cec Murphey Scholarships are available! But you must hurry–scholarship deadline is April 1, 2012! Registration deadline is July 29, 2012. Space is limited, so please don’t delay. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
2012 Writer’s Conferences are Moving into High Gear!
Here’s an updated list of writers conferences. Hope you’re planning to make it to at least one!
1.Â Carolina Christian Writers Conference: April 20-21, 2012, Spartanburg, SC (Iâ€™ll see you there!)
2.Â Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 16-19, 2012, Estes Park, CO
3.Â Orange County Christian Writers Conference: May 18-20, 2012, Newport Beach, CA
4.Â Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 20-24, 2012, Ridgecrest, NC (Iâ€™ll see you there!)
5.Â St. Davids Christian Writersâ€™ Conference: June 19-23, 2012, Grove City, PA
6.Â North Texas Christian Writers Conference: June 22-23, 2012, Keller, TX (I’ll see you there!)
7.Â AnAuthor World/The Writers’ Plot Conference: July 21, 2012, Furman University, Greenville, SC (I’ll see you there!)
8.Â Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference: August 1-4, 2012, Langhorne, PA
9.Â Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival: August 11-16, 2012, Ridgecrest, NC (Iâ€™ll see you there!)
10. Christian Authors Guild “Catch the Wave” Writers Conference: August 23-25, 2012, Norcross, GA
11. CLASS Christian Writers Conference: October 31-November 4, 2012, Ghost Ranch, NM
Can’t wait to see what comes from these links!
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