Sneak Peek: Dot by Dot

by Vicki Moss

Hi, there. Vicki Moss—contributing editor of Southern Writers Magazine and author—here. Looks like we’re fast approaching September and the Write2Ignite conference, and as usual, I can’t wait to cross the South Carolina line. This year, I’ll be teaching two classes: “The Journey towards Finding Your Writing Voice” and “Connecting the Dots.” Believe it or not, […]

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 […]

Sneak Peek: Lori Hatcher’s Workshop, “The Day I Wanted to Quit”

by Lori Hatcher

Your proposal is rejected—again—and your head swirls with doubt, disappointment, and confusion. You pour your heart out in a blog post, take hours to format it just right, click Post, and wait. The only buzz you hear is from the ceiling fan above your head, and the only comments you receive are from your mother […]

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 […]

Time’s Running Out!

Today is exactly 3 months until the 2018 Write2Ignite conference. It’s also the last day of our summer registration sale. Have you registered yet? Take advantage of this great sale price before it disappears! Today only—pay only $100 for Write2Ignite’s adult tuition. That’s a $20 savings! Register today at https://bit.ly/2JVDXcQ.