Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LCW October Meeting This Saturday

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:
A reminder that LCW's fall kickoff is this coming Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543 from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). Award-winning novelist Jeanette Windle (yes, that's me!) will be leading an interactive workshop on Using the Six Senses Purposefully in bringing setting and story alive. Whether writing fiction or non-fiction, effective telling of the story is what transports your reader into the world you want to share. And this is done most effectively through the six senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, and that all-important sixth sense of the writer--emotion. Bring pen, paper and creativity because this will be a hands-on exercise.


1. Marlene Bagnull, director Greater Philly and Colorado Christian Writers Conferences, forwards LCW the following writing opportunities:

From GPCWC faculty member, Jeanette Littleton - "I wanted to remind you that we're looking for stories for #12 in the Guideposts Extraordinary Answers to Prayer series. The theme is "Desires of Your Heart" and we'd love to hear your stories about times God answered prayers beyond and above anything you hoped or dreamed as well as those times when he provided answers to prayer that weren't necessities, but still desires you had.  This theme is one of those fun ones that's actually kind of wide open to interpretation. We use stories of up to 2000 words. We pay $25 for up to 1200 words, and $50 for over 1200 words. We prefer attached mss. in Word--and please make sure your contact info. and a bio are on each submission (not just on the e-mail). We can use a limited number of reprints, so if you're submitting a reprint, please mark it accordingly. You can submit materials to me at this address (incredibleprayers@earthlink.net). Due date is Nov. 10. This week we're still looking at mss. for #11, In Times of Change, so feel free to go ahead and send something for that if you have it (you might go ahead and put #11 in your subject line; this will be a high-volume e-mail time and that will help me make sure it's not overlooked). Jim's working on details with another major Christian publisher for another compilation book (actually, he's working on several), so you'll receive guidelines for that when the details are worked out."

2. LCW member James Castellano, who walked away from GPCWC with a number of  non-fiction article contracts passes on the following:

Lucid Magazine. is an online publication looking for Christian articles on various subjects. More info is on website (http://www.blogger.com/) or email Merritt. They do not pay for articles, bit it is a very nice periodical. From Editor Merritt Johnston, "We are currently working on our November edition of Lucid, and we would love for you to contribute. Our deadline for this month is Friday, October 22.It is  http://www.blogger.com/. Don't forget that all articles need to be 1,000 words or less and are subject to editing for both content and space. Each submission must be accompanied by a brief author bio and pic as well as a brief written statement giving Lucid permission to use the content online (author will always be given writer’s credit)."

3. Also, a reminder that LCW's news blog, Lancaster Christian Writers Today, is up at http://www.lancasterchristianwriterstoday.blogspot.com/. It is linked to our recently updated website: http://www.lancasterchristianwriters.org/ (a huge thanks to our kindly webmaster, John Komancheck!). LCW news will be posted there on a regular basis.

Hoping to see you this Saturday!

Jeanette Windle
Chapter President, Lancaster Christian Writers