Thursday, January 03, 2008

A (paying) writing opportunity for you!

Today I received a notice from Rhonda Hogan, compiler/editor of the "When Miracles Happen" series by Guideposts Books. Each book in the series will be a collection of 40 true stories that describe how someone’s life was changed in an extraordinary way. Each book will be a wonderful exploration of the many different ways that God intervenes in our lives.
Upcoming titles in the series and submission deadlines for each are as follows:

Miracles of Nature, 1/20 -- this one can include the wonder of nature as well as storm stories, mountain stories, river stories, and the like. Try NOT to make it so much about "rescues" since we already have a Miracles and Rescues book. And try NOT to do animal stories, since we already did Miracles and Animals.

Miracles in Tough Times,
2/11 -- this can be about staying close to God in spite of losses, such as the loss of loved ones, money, health. It can also be about marriage difficulties, racial conflicts, teens/homeless living on the street, single parents, social alienation, and much more.


Submitting a Story for When Miracles Happen

We are accepting submissions of stories anywhere from 1,200 to 2,200 words in length. Each story should be a first-person narrative written in a simple, dramatic, anecdotal style with a spiritual point that the reader can "take away" and apply to his or her own life. The story may be the writer's own or one written in the first person for someone else. Each story should be authentic and genuine, and any concrete facts should be true and verifiable. NOTE: Any article submitted will be considered in final form and approved by the author and the person featured in the story, except for minor editorial corrections as necessary to comply with standard grammatical rules and Guideposts' in-house style. Rights and fees will be negotiated upon acceptance of manuscript.

For additional details, send me an e-mail and I'll forward the full e-mail to you.

Happy writing!

4 comments:

The Daily Grotto said...

Hi Heidi,

Thanks for the post, it sounds like a great writing opportunity. Please email me kathleenmiller2@verizon.net with the complete information. Thank you!

shana sfo said...

I'd like that too, Heidi!

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Judi said...

Thank you so much for participating in my virtual book tour. I so enjoyed reading your blog. And yes, I too, would appreciate you forwarding the information on the great writing opportunity for Guideposts. If you don't have my book, "You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman's Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power" and will send my your mailing address, I will send you a copy. I get the feeling you would enjoy it.

Kindest regards,
Judi Moreo

NeuroticFitchMom said...

Hey there! I know this is a random comment but I would love to have the email. I wrote for another book in this series (Miracles and Animals) and I would love to order more copies but I can't find out how to do so. So any contact person would be divine!! :) Plus I'd love to send a story for other parts of the series.
Thanks
T. Fitch
http://www.xanga.com/neuroticfitchmom