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Writer’s Headlines: A Brand New Call for Submissions, Conferences & Contests

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 Violence—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. I’ve made it one of my life’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 friend’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.  Utmost Christian Writers Poetry Contest

2.  Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel will be announcing a new contest soon. Be on the lookout for it!

3.  Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

4. Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

5.  Word Weavers Writing Contest for members of Word Weavers only. Check with your local chapter for details.

6.  Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest is closed for this year, but you could be working on your book now for next year’s contest!

7.  Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

8.  PBS KidsGO Writing Contest for kids

9.  The Frasier Contest for Voices members at My Book Therapy

10. The Biggest Loser Write It and Win SweepstakesOkay, 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! 🙂


Speakers Conferences

1.  2012 CLASS Reunion: April 27-29, 2012, Palm Springs, CA

2.  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.  Carolina Christian Writers Conference: April 20-21, 2012, Spartanburg, SC (I’ll see you there!)

2.  Colorado Christian Writers Conference: May 16-19, 2012, Estes Park, CO

3.  Orange County Christian Writers Conference: May 18-20, 2012, Newport Beach, CA

4.  Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference: May 20-24, 2012, Ridgecrest, NC (I’ll see you there!)

5.  St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference: June 19-23, 2012, Grove City, PA

6.  North Texas Christian Writers Conference: June 22-23, 2012, Keller, TX (I’ll see you there!)

7.  AnAuthor World/The Writers’ Plot Conference: July 21, 2012, Furman University, Greenville, SC (I’ll see you there!)

8.  Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference: August 1-4, 2012, Langhorne, PA

9.  Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival: August 11-16, 2012, Ridgecrest, NC (I’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!

Write on!


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Writer’s Headlines: Kudos, MoGo7000 February Results & Cec Murphey Scholarships

Thursday’s Writer’s Headlines…

Yep, it’s Thursday, and that means we’re looking at the headlines. Read below to see who’s been blessed with writing success, who’s been writing away and is in the running for $100, and discover a scholarship opportunity for Christian women speakers!

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Writer’s Headlines: Writing Conferences, Speakers Conference, & MoGo7000 Writing Challenge

Thursday’s Writer’s Headlines…

The conference season is upon us, so now’s the time to start making your plans for the year. I’ve got a list of conferences for writing (some are new additions!) and speaking, as well as a program to help you have something ready to show agents and editors!

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Writer’s Headlines: Writing Opportunities and Cec Murphey’s Secret Video

Welcome to Thursday’s Writer’s Headlines!

Today we’ve gathered lots of writing opportunities for you and have a secret video from Cec Murphey!

Writing Opportunities Just For YOU!

1.  Dena Dyer and Tina Samples are collecting stories from contemporary women who’ve been healed in various ways–emotionally, spiritually, physically, or mentally. They’ll be including their own stories of God’s grace and mercy at different points in the book, but they need LOTS of material from others. Guidelines at Dena Dyers’ Mother Inferior blog.

2.  Write Integrity Press is doing three compilations: Life Lessons from Moms, Dads, and Teachers. Writer’s guidelines here.

3.  Vista needs 2-14-12

4.  LIVE needs 2-14-12

5.  Silver Boomer Books is Looking for Stories

6.  Alaska Magazine Submission Guidelines for Freelance Writers – And yes, we have a couple of writers who live in Alaska, so girls, this is for you!

7.  The Cattleman Magazine – Guidelines for Writing for The Cattleman – Yes, we have some cowgirls, too. 🙂

8.  A Cup of Joe for Woe is seeking stories of the hard lessons you learned.

9. Greatest Parenting Tip Contest by Adriana Vermillion. You could win a $50 gift card. 🙂

10.  And as a bonus, here’s a link to Keiki Hendrix’ ongoing writing opportunities. You can always come here to find places to send your work!


Cec Murphey as you’ve never seen him before!

Okay, many of you know Cec Murphey, the Author; Cec Murphey, the Giver of Scholarships; Cec Murphey, the Speaker. But have you ever seen Cec Murphey, the Funny Guy?

I’ve got a link below for you, but before I share it, I want to be sure you know about two things:

Cec Murphey has again generously sponsored scholarships for this year’s Christian Communicators Conference, to be held at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, August 29-September Ladies, if you feel God may be calling you to speak, or if you’ve been speaking for a while and want to expand your ministry, this conference is for you! Small group, intimate setting, personal training, and all in the middle of God’s beautiful creation! Check out all the details at www.ChristianCommunicators.com.

And second, I want to tell you that Cec’s new book, Unleash the Writer Within is powerful! It’s not a technical how-to, it’s a deep-reaching why-to. It cuts through the trendy writer-speak and heads straight to the heart of writing. As Cec says, it IS about us. As much as we want to deny it, it is. I hope you’ll get Cec’s book today.

And now, for a good laugh, check out Cec’s Video, Thoughts on Writing a Book for Writers. Oh, and it has to be our secret! He doesn’t know about this, and if he finds out, Twila Belk, his worthy assistant, will be looking for a new job! 🙂

Thoughts on Writing a Book for Writers by my friend and yours, Cec Murphey.

Write on!


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How Do I Know God’s Will for My Life?

whichwayistock711My Sunday School teacher asked me to fill in for him this past Sunday, so I began to ask the Lord what He wanted me to talk about. I kept coming back to this: How to find His will in our lives. I used a post I had written several years ago to get me started and moved on from there. What a joy to hear that it was exactly what someone in the class needed to hear!

So I’ve decided to repeat it here today. I pray it will be an encouragement to someone out there in blogdom. 🙂

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Interview and Book Give-Away with Author and Speaker Linda Evans Shepherd

lindaevansshepherdheadshotHello writers! I’m thrilled to be able to introduce to you my friend, author and speaker Linda Evans Shepherd. Linda is an international speaker, radio and television host, leader of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and Right to the Heart, co-founder of Jubilant Press and publisher of Right to the Heart of Women Ezine.

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