Friday, January 4, 2013

Christian Writer's Market Guide Giveaway

CONGRATS TO THE WINNER OF THE 

2013 CHRISTIAN WRITER'S MARKET GUIDE:


ADA BROWNELL








A new year is here. Many times it catches me off guard with the Christmas holidays and  the traveling to see family. I usually find myself setting goals for the year in January, which I have finally decided is okay. Living in the northern part of our country, it is cold and snowy and I want to hibernate in January with a cup of coffee, cancel all commitments, and take a breath. Of course that doesn't seem to happen.

What do I want to accomplish this year as a writer? One of the ways I determine those goals is by reading the 2013 Christian Writer's Market Guide. I received mine in the mail last week. This year's book is a much slimmer volume, but still contains great information.

To help you define your writing goals, I am giving away a copy of the guide this week on the blog. Just leave a comment by next Friday, January 11 at midnight Central Time (some tell me to remember it as Chicago time) and I’ll enter your name in the drawing for the 2013 Christian Writer's Market Guide.

Happy Writing!

LEAVE A COMMENT BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 AT MIDNIGHT (CENTRAL TIME) TO BE IN THE DRAWING.

37 comments:

  1. My goal for this year is to be more consistent in my freelance writing. I got a good start. I have assignments due in January, February and March.

    Debbie

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  2. HI Tammie,
    My writing goal this year is to up my word count. So far during the first few days of 2013 I've gone from my consistent 1,000 daily to 1,300 minimum, and I plan on working toward a consistent 1,500 daily by the end of the year. Of course, the big goal is to get to the The End faster than before, so the word count strategy is two fold.

    Happy New Year! Lyndee :)

    spooler(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Sounds like you have some great goals. Keep going, Lyndee

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  3. My freelance goal for 2013 is to get more consistent assignments, projects I can count on doing every month. So far . . . two lined up.

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    1. Good to hear from a former Cook colleague. Wish you many assignments in the new year.

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  4. I am spending some time "being still" and listening to God, which is very difficult for me. I always want to be "doing" but I am finding that I need God's guidance in which direction to go with several projects on the burner. What does he want me to work on first?

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    1. Wow, Mary, how true. An inspiration to us all.

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  5. I want to master time-management or at least get better at it in 2013. I also like others have mention have more consistent paying assignments. Putting my quiet time first is part of that time-management I want to achieve.
    Cindy Huff

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    1. Time is so important to master. Thanks for coming by Cindy.

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  6. My writing goals for this year (besides blogging consistently) are (1) get my first novel (first draft to be finished in the next 24 hours) polished enough to send to the agent who asked for it, and (2) start in on number 2.

    Laura

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    1. Welcome Laura. Blessings on getting that first novel published!

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  7. This would definitely be a helpful guide for me - I have a couple of the older ones, but those names/addresses, etc, change in the blink of an eye!

    Goalwise, I'm wanting to have a completed rough draft of my current WIP - plus work on platform and such.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Joanne. The guide does change and is always helpful to have a current one on hand.

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  8. This is my first visit to your blog, Tammie and I'm impressed by the generosity of your give away.
    I'd love to win the Christian Market Guide for 2013.

    I do my goal planning during a 21 day fasting/praying sessions and usually have them set by February 1st.
    I was on track with the goals I believe God planted in my heart last year - until - I did a detour and ran ahead of Him in pitching my novel before the time He'd set with me - Yikes - live and learn.

    I plan to at least write the second book in my trilogy and pitch the first one at the ACFW Conference in Indy 2013.

    Blessings on your upcoming posts, Tammie. Thanks for this opportunity

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    1. Hi Joy and welcome to my blog. I admire your 21 day fast and prayer sessions and seeking His will.

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  9. What a great giveaway! I joined Novel Track this month with a goal of 10,000 words...

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    1. Cynthia, thanks for stopping by. Great goal of 10,000 words, keep going.

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  10. Like JoyAveryMelville above, I'm also in a goal-setting mode for the new year. Very near completion of the edits on my first Christian novel, and have two more to write for that series, or might try one of two other stories unrelated to the one I've written. Trying to let God lead.

    I would Love to be included in the drawing for the 2013 Christian Market guide. Thanks!

    Best wishes to you in 2013!

    Jen Uhlarik
    wkinson (at) verizon (dot) net

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    1. Jen, Best wishes to you in the new year and you're in the drawing for the Guide.

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  11. Tammie - Saw your post in the ACFW mail loops and recalled decades past when going to a Barnes and Noble in El Paso to first pick up the Writers Market Guides. Like Joy I still love them as much today as I did then.

    I'll bet they are smaller these days for several reasons including downsizing. While the industry grows electronically its also with publishers shrinking or merging into the big conglomerates. I saw that happen in the 1980s with Radio,1990s with Broadcast Television and Newspapers in the early 2000s. Magazines going digital and the same with our ACFW Journals too though some of that is a boon to advertisers with interactive advertising clicking on listings and going direct to advertisers web sites. It is a bold new world (or so some say).

    Its funny that I am goal setting but on a larger scale, as I believe this will become the year I'll sign a contract with a publisher and have representation with my agent of choice. That and write at least a half dozen novels for one publisher (55-60k each) and one (at least) for a new publisher, yet to be determined. In some ways that's a weight off my shoulders learning to crank them out while understanding the process so much better.

    Regardless if I win the market guide or purchase one it will be interesting to learn what and how much of the writing opportunities pay and how much per article and/or book. Hope you'll publish some insights of what you find different, new or interesting about the guide in a future post here.

    God Bless-and Happy New Year!
    Steve
    tvproducersm@yaoo.com
    tvproducersm (at) yahoo dot com
    DFW, Texs in the Central Time Zone

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    1. Hi Steve, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insights and plans. Hope this will be the year for you to sign that contract. Blessings in 2013.

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  12. My goal this year is to use guidelines as listed in the Christian Writers Market Guide so I can create what the Lord and editors want and need.

    I'd love to win a copy of the new Market Guide. I haven't been able to buy one every year, but I always use a Market Guide to find Christian magazines and publishers that are a good fit for what I produce. Then I check on the internet to get the expanded writers guidelines, editors names, and other important info.

    I am sure you'll have lots of people wanting to win this! I'd love to have it.

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    1. Hi Ada, Thanks for stopping by and blessings on your writing.

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  13. I am the newest of new writers. I have written on and off since I was a preteen but never finished a project. My goal this year is to write THE END on one of my novels.

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    1. Hey Allison, Finishing sometimes is the most difficult thing. Don't give up.

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  14. What a nice giveaway, Tammie. Mine is out of date, so would love to have the new one. Great Goal!

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    1. Hi Rose, Thanks for stopping by. Blessings on you and your writing.

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  15. Nice offer, Tammie. The Christian Writers Market Guide is an indispensable tool in navigating today's Christian publishing world.
    And I enjoyed exploring your blog, too!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my blog, Ava. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings.

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  16. This year I have made it my goal to be organized in my writing. No more writing just when it feels good. A writer writes. BIC method.

    The Christian Writers Market Guide is a great too that I didn't use very much last year.

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    1. Lynne, Writing whether it feels good or not is tough, but what we all need to learn. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. My goal is to have the "mind of Christ" when writing and promoting my words. It sounds so noble doesn't it but what it means in real life is this:

    -To have kind thoughts as I wince at a bad review and not try to find the reviewers address to send a nasty note.
    -to learn to not take things personally,but remember I am only an ambassador for Christ, not actual royalty.

    -To provide more humor for the world (I think God has a fantastic sense of humor, why shouldn't we?)
    -To offer words not about me but about Him.
    -To write for the joy of writing not for the pleasure of feedback.

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    1. Carol, Thanks for stopping by and sounds like some good goals.

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  18. Oh, and by the way, Tammy was nominated as one of the favorite blogs by this website: http://barbarahartzler.com/2012/06/01/the-versatile-blogger-award/ Congrats, Tammy.

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  19. My goal is to encourage to and lift up writers and small publishers.
    -To connect them with our readers.
    -To develop www.bookfunmagazine.com, by following God's leading and serving our subscribers and advertisers to the best of my ability.
    -To find time to finish the three books I have started :-)

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    1. Fred, Welcome to my blog. I have recently joined the bookfunmagazine site and it looks very interesting. Blessings to you.

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