Sunday, May 31, 2015

Beyond I Do


Enter to win a copy of "Beyond I Do", a sweet contemporary romance reviewers are calling heart-warming, thought-provoking, and a must-read.

Will seeing beyond the present unite them or tear them apart?

Ainsley Meadows, raised by a hedonist mother, who cycles through jobs and relationships like wrapping paper on Christmas morning, falls into a predictable and safe relationship with Richard, a self-absorbed socialite psychiatrist. But as her wedding nears, a battered woman and her child spark a long-forgotten dream and ignites a hidden passion. One that threatens to change everything, including her fiancĂ©. 

To embrace God’s best and find true love, this security-seeking bride must follow God with reckless abandon and realize that marriage goes Beyond I Do.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Short Story Contest

ACFW along with its Houston Chapter is sponsoring a short story contest for all authors. It appears an ACFW membership is not required. However, there is an entrance fee. Entries open June 1 and close June 30. The theme is dancing.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Submit Early, Submit Often by Christina Weeks

Submit Early, Submit Often
Build Your Author Resume
By Christina Weeks

I work best with a deadline. And not a self-imposed, hit-it-if-I-feel-like-it target. I need a due date. Writing contests, magazine articles, and short story anthologies give me that deadline.

Meeting deadlines on shorter works provides practice and self-discipline for the future—when you’re in the major leagues and a publisher gives you a deadline. Before accepting an assignment, we need to be confident that we can complete it on time. How long will it take to write, edit, and polish amidst a work schedule and family responsibilities? Knowing your bandwidth comes with experience.

In addition completing multiple short works simultaneously hones your juggling skills. Someday you’ll not only be completing line edits for your manuscript, but you’ll also be blogging, conducting interviews, writing a promotional short story, and handling social media. Multi-tasking is an essential skill we can learn on the way up.

So submit early and submit often. Here are some opportunities:

Westbow Press and The Parable Group – Aspiring Authors Writing Contest
Word Count: 10,000+ words
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015
Fiction or non-fiction completed manuscripts with an inspirational, positive message.

Splickety Prime Flash Fiction
Word Count: 1,000 words or less
Deadline: July 10, 2015
Theme: Lost at Sea
The Crossover Alliance Anthology Volume 2
Word Count: 500 to 17,000 words
Deadline: July 19, 2015
Submissions should have a Christian theme and also fall within or close to the speculative fiction genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, etc. As mentioned in our About Us page, we are interested in mysteries, historical pieces, or other pieces that speculate, are fiction, and edgy in their own right. If in doubt, submit to us and we'll let you know.

Pelican Book Group – Easter Lily stories
Word Count: 15,000 to 25,000 words
Submissions Accepted: August 1 to September 30
Christian historical or contemporary romances
Very specific requirements for the story. View guidelines: http://pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/index.php?main_page=page&id=61



Christina Weeks is author of www.MessyLifeFlashFiction.com—quick reads posted on the first and fifteenth of the month. In addition, she’s published in short fiction and commercial publications. She’s also worked at Walt Disney World, flown in a stunt plane, and raced a stock car. You can connect with Christina at:
· www.Facebook.com/ChristinaWeeks
· www.Twitter.com/ChristinaWeeks1
· www.Goodreads.com/Christina_Weeks





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Friday, May 1, 2015

Nadia's Hope Free 05/01/15 - 05/03/15


Christian Fiction by Lisa Buffaloe. Tell your friends and pass on the word to bring healing and hope to a world in need of God's healing and hope. The book is free 05/01/15 - 05/03/15 Nadia's Hope on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/1Jc1qfI 


About Nadia's Hope


The nightmares continue. Memories won’t heal. Nadia must make a choice.

Nadia Minsky fled Israel to escape her past, but she can’t outrun her nightmares. The throbbing scars along her hip and stomach are cruel reminders of shattered dreams. Even though surgeons mended her body, her spirit still bleeds. Friends claim only God can heal her. For Nadia, trusting a God who allowed her to suffer is inconceivable.

Can close friends, a wild roommate, and a handsome medical student help Nadia learn to trust? Or will she allow her past to forever cripple her future?

“… the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love.” ~Psalm 33:18 (NIV)

Nadia’s Hope
2010 Women of Faith Writing Contest Finalist Runner-up for Women’s Fiction 
2010 American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest
Best of Conference for Adult Novel, 2007 North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference.

"This is an amazing story of finding grace, hope, and healing through God's amazing love."

"Greatly enjoyable, this book was not a "light read" in that the content was compelling, deep, and inspiring. Go on a journey with Nadia as she struggles against God's love through deep pain and anguish, then rejoice with her as she finally finds peace. Excellent book . ."

"I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed me right from the first few pages. The tender love shared between Nadia & David was beautiful...but more important the message that with Gods help we can get thru anything. Amen!"

"Lisa Buffaloe's book offers hope and healing for the wounded heart. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a healing balm for an aching soul."

Nadia's Hope