Giveaway Contest: Week 10!

Category: Favorite Childhood Picture Book

UPDATE: Congratulations to Aurura B. Steadham, the winner of our Week 10 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone and is our final giveaway! To enter, tell us the name of your favorite picture book from childhood.  Submit your answer before August 4 by commenting on this post, sending a comment to W2I’s contact email […]

Giveaway Contest: Week 9!

Category: Pilgrim's Progress

This week’s contest is open to everyone! To prepare for our 2018 Pilgrim’s Progress theme, find a little-known John Bunyan-related link (not a link from Wikipedia), and share it with us in the comments. Submit your answer before July 28 by commenting on this post, sending a comment to W2I’s contact email (info.write2ignite@gmail.com), or posting […]

Giveaway Contest: Week 8!

Category: Presenters

UPDATE: Congratulations to Hailey Hudson, the winner of our Week 8 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone! Check out our list of presenters for W2I 2018. Then list the names of the two presenters you’d most like to meet. Submit your answer before July 21 by commenting on this post, sending a comment […]

Giveaway Contest: Week 7!

Category: Genre

UPDATE: Congratulations to K. G. Wyrick, the winner of our Week 7 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone! When it comes to writing, what genre do you most often write in? Who’s your favorite author in that genre? Submit your answer before July 14 by commenting on this post, sending a comment to […]

Giveaway Contest: Week 6!

Category: Pilgrim's Progress

UPDATE: Congratulations to Kristi Butler, the winner of our Week 6 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone! Did you know that a CGI animated film of Pilgrim’s Progress is set for release in spring of 2019? How interested would you be in seeing this new version of Pilgrim’s Progress by WORLD News Group? […]

Writing Contests and Publication Opportunities: Deadlines and Reminders!

Entering contests can help writers stay focused and motivated because contests can serve as interim goals and mileposts for long-term writing projects, platforms, and visions.

Below are three fast-approaching deadlines (two occur on June 30, 2018) that W2I has announced before. In case you’ve put these deadlines on your “maybe” list, take today to see what you can do with these opportunities. If you participate, consider each of your entries not as “success-or-failure” but as a personal accomplishment and a learning opportunity.

  • Deadline A—June 30, 2018. Through June 30, 2018, agent Cyle Young is offering an open submission period: he’s accepting submissions for “the general and Christian markets, both nonfiction and fiction.” Send your submissions to submissions@cyleyoung.com. 
  • Deadline B—June 30, 2018. The Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon is a slightly longer variation of flash fiction. “Hackathon” is a 50-paragraph story contest in which the first and last paragraphs are already provided and each contest entrant supplies the other 48. Owl Canyon Press is the contest sponsor. The contest offers a cash award and publication. You can find more details here.
  • Deadline C—August 20, 2018. The deadline for the “Faith and Freedom” writing contest cosponsored by EA Books Publishing and Write2Ignite is coming up fast! The contest is open only to those attending W2I 2018, and it’s limited to unpublished authors. (“Unpublished” is defined as follows: the writer can have articles, blogs, or online content published, either paid or unpaid, but cannot have a traditionally published book or inclusion in another published anthology.) Benefits: there’s no extra fee to enter (conference registration and attendance qualify you), a wide range of genres is accepted, both Teen Track and adult attendees may apply, and winners will be published in an EA Books anthology. See full details here.

Giveaway Contest: Week 5!

Category: Workshops

UPDATE: Congratulations to Nicole Hodges Wyrick, the winner of our Week 5 contest! This week’s contest is open to everyone! All you have to do is look at the schedule for our upcoming conference. Then, in the comment section below, tell us the name of the workshop that intrigues you most. Submit your answer before […]