Why Should I Attend the Asheville Christian Writers’ Conference? Make the Most of Your 15-Minute Conference Appointments – Cindy Sproles 7 Things to Do NOW to be Ready When Writing Inspiration Strikes – Edie Melson You Need a Platform – Living A Story- Assignment 3 Redundancy: An Excessive, Oppressive, Pervasive Disease The One Sheet The Bio – The Fragrance of Who You Are Over-Edit? Imagery–When This is Like That Basic Writing and Editing Tips Blog or Website—Which One Does a Writer Really Need? – Edie Melson A Blog about Blogging My Blogging Affair – Terri Webster My GPS Writing Life: “Recalculating” – Elva Cobb Martin Is Your Blog Healthy? Conferences – Finding Direction Navigating Your Writing Success Why Your Writer’s Bio is Valuable Real Estate Rejection – Before You Blow Your Stack Evaluate Your Progress on the Writing Path – Edie Melson So You Were Asked to be a Beta Reader Writing the Perfect Bio Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul 2014 Cleaning Guide for Writers (Critiques) Pray Uniquely Write Right – A Christian Writing Career Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp 2015 Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul The Conference is Over – Awe, Man! Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada 15 Minute Appointments – Cindy Sproles Break Out of Your Writer’s Cell – Denise Loock Writers Call Out Assignment 3 – Conflict in Every Scene? Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul Assignment 2 – Gaining Word Count Assignment 1 – Picture Perfect Bio Writing as a Ministry Titles – Terrible or Terrific? How 5 Simple Tips Can Change Everything Rejection – Before You Blow Your Stack 10 Reasons NOT to Become a Novelist Commas – Bethany Kaczmarek Compounds Are Not that Complex – Bethany Kaczmarek Divorce My Words…Never! Get Your Grammar Fix (ed) – What Kind of Mood Are You In, Verb? Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Forms of Dementia Find Your Blog’s Subscriber List and Schedule Email Notifications with Feedburner Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life And Objective Look at Subjectivity My Take on…Creating Villians – Part 2 Mike Dellosso My Take On . . . Villains, Part 1 – Mike Dellosso Chicken Soup for the Soul – Writers Call Out Touching the Spirit of Our Readers Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home First in Fiction – Characters – Aaron Gansky Critiques – No Pain, No Gain Making Time to Rest Writers Call Out The End – Saying Goodbye to a Story Writing’s Circle of Life Here a Tweak, There a Tweak, Everywhere a Tweak, Tweak What’s So Wrong with Waiting? Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup Books Emotion – Moving the Reader from Common to Uncommon Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul Writing the Best You Can Bringing Security Blankets to Conferences—Tips for the Linus-Writers “Who Wants to Write a Story With Me?” CONTEST! – Mike Dellosso How to Get Amazon Reviews – Eddie Jones Freedom as a Holy Ghost Writer – Edie Melson My Worth Is NOT Determined by My Numbers – Edie Melson An Author’s Responsibilty – Cindy Sproles Call Out for Writers Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers – Author Edie Melson Carolina Christian Writers Conference Chicken Soup Writing Opportunity The Tweet Life, Why Bother with Twitter? Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters – Writing Op How Writing an Article is Like Feeding a Baby – Edie Melson After the Conference…then what? Assignment 5 – Characteristics of a Lazy Writer Assignment 4 – TickyToes@urggggmail.com Assignment 3 – Pack a Punch When You Write Top Ten Authors Southern Writers Awards Boot Camp Free Subscriptions Assignment 2 – Vonda Skelton How to Make an Appointment Why I Should Make an Appointment Keep Your Image Current Top Five Blogspots Be an Encourager – Cindy Sproles Learning the Lingo – Part 4 – Appointment Etiquette with Agents/Editors Learning the Lingo – Part 3 – Publishing Terms Learn the Lingo – Critique Groups – Part 2 Learning the Lingo – Steps to Understand the Art of Writing and Publishing – Part 1 Preparing to Attend a Writers Conference Writing the Perfect Bio Don’t Forget! Writing Opportunity – Zookeepers Ministry Is SEO Dead? – Edie Melson What’s Holding You Back?

Book Contest

Badge of Honor Book Contest

Licensed purchase - istock.com

One ChallengeOne WinnerOne Prize

An Opportunity

to Receive a


*NOTE*  – Winning manuscript contingent  upon
Publications Board approval


Deadline:  January 20, 2016
Who May Enter:  Any Registered Boot Camp Participant
$45 entry fee

Enter the first 15 pages of your manuscript plus a 1-2 page synopsis for fiction or 1-2 page chapter outline for non-fiction. Open to all manuscripts – fiction and non-fiction. Entries will be judged according to appeal, content, flow, and writing. ONE contract will be awarded contingent upon Publications Board approval).

Rules are SIMPLE: Don’t make this hard!

Winners will be announced at Boot Camp.

*Send the first chapter NOT TO EXCEED 15 double spaced pages via email to: salt96@charter.net

*Entry fee is non-refundable
*Note this is a contest entry. In the body of the e-mail, include your name, e-mail, physical address and phone number. Entries without this information will not be included in the contest. List the name of your book, genre, expected completion date, and a short blurb (think back cover copy).

*Entries must be appropriate for the CBA market.

ATTACH IN A WORD DOC or DOCX. file the following:

*In a single document send :

*A complete 1-2 page, single-spaced synopsis.
*The first chapter or first 15 pages. Anything beyond 15 pages will be discarded.
*Entries should be in Times New Roman 12, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
*Title, genre, and page numbers must be in a header at the top of the manuscript. DO NOT include your name in the header.

*Manuscripts will be entered in contest and sent to judges upon receipt of entry fee. An opportunity for a book contract will be offered to the winner contingent on satisfactory completion of the manuscript and approval of the publication board. Author can possibly enter into a contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and must adhere to all contract portions.

*Manuscript must be unpublished and not in contract with another publisher. Self-published books do not qualify for the contest.

In order for a book contract to be issued to the winner the criteria must be met.  If the manuscript is incomplete, the author will have six months to complete the manuscript. Manuscript will be presented, upon completion, to the publications board of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas for approval. If the manuscript is approved the author will be offered a contract. 

Enter your best work. Proof and edit so your work is as clean as possible. Manuscripts entered in the contest ARE NOT CRITIQUED. They are judged solely on content and writing.


Devotional Contest

Photo courtesy www.clker.com & OCAL
Photo courtesy www.clker.com & OCAL

Devotions are a great way for new writers to get their first byline. Great devotions require tight writing, creativity, and powerful messages. As part of our Advance His Kingdom Contest submit up to two devotions. A professional editor will judge your work. Writers may submit two devotions for the contest. 

Each devotion should be:

  • Approximately 400 words
  • Use Scripture to begin the devotion
  • Follow our Hook, Book, Look & Took format (see our submission guidelines below)
  • Free of grammatical and spelling errors
  • $10.00 entry fee per devotional 
  • Send in a Word .doc at an attachment

CONTEST OPENS NOVEMBER 1 (You must be a registered conferee to enter this contest.)

DEADLINE : February 15


 Send your devotions in separate Word docs as an attachment to  mailto:cindyksproles@gmail.com. Submit your entry as a Word doc email attachment. Writers are limited to two devotions per person for this contest.

One $50.00 first place prize will be awarded during the conference.

Click Below for Devotion GUIDELINES:http://www.christiandevotions.us/Resources/20263.pdf

Christian Devotions Ministries - www.christiandevotions.us - A 501c3 non-profit organization.
%d bloggers like this: