Discouraged by the daunting task of seeking publication with a major publishing house, but not ready to resort to self-publishing? Many small traditional publishers are open to new writers, accept unagented submissions, create attractive book covers, market the books they publish, and pay real royalties … without charging authors anything. You can find these publishers […]
Because I believe in the power, impact, and influence of Christian writers’ conferences, and the Mount Hermon conference in particular, I am holding a contest again this year in which the prize is a full scholarship to the 2016 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (a $999.00 value!).
When I was judging the Promising Beginnings contest, there were two entries that rose to the top. Just like last year, it was extremely difficult to choose just one! Wishing I could offer two prizes—even if one was just a partial—I double-checked my account that funds this contest. To my dismay there wasn’t enough […]
Out of more than 200 entries, Lyneta has won the Promising Beginnings contest with her submission of “Curtain Call.” This prize covers a FULL scholarship to the 2015 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, including registration, meals during the conference, and economy lodging. Curtain Call is a memoir for women ages 35-65. Here is a […]
“Oh, no,” I groaned from the backseat of the car. “I lost a benitoite.” “What’s a ba-nee-toe-ite?” my five-year-old goddaughter questioned, always eager to learn new words. I stared at the ring on my right hand, which—last time I checked—had two royal-blue stones in it. The forefinger of my left hand caressed the empty setting. […]
As we once more enter into the season of celebrating the birth of our amazing Savior, may I encourage you to consider writing a short fiction story related to Christmas? I’m putting together a series of compilations of short fictional stories, accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from those stories. Each […]