I wanted to share exciting news, First, I just read this on my friend Glynnis’ blog: Have you ever had a dream? A dream that you tucked deep in your heart, and were afraid to even speak it? Every year women come to the Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Conferencewith just such dreams.It may be a dream to write, or speak. It may be a dream to lead a women’s Bible study, or start a ministry to unwed mothers. Every year we meet women who are wondering if they have what it takes to write.They might think the dream is foolish … because who would read what they have to say?But the dream beats so hard in their chest they just had to come to the conference. However, they tenderly protect that dream, even as they put themselves out there for all the world to see. Is that you? Do you have a dream to write but haven’t taken the first step? Or have you been writing for awhile but know God is prompting you to take the next step in your writing journey? Glynnis Whitwer, who directs the writer’s track at She Speaks and serves as Sr. Editor of the P31 Magazine, is announcing a contest to help someone take that next step of obedience in their dream to write. Thanks to the generosity of author extraordinaire, Cecil Murphy, she will be giving away one scholarship to attend the She Speaks 2010 Conference, held July 30-August 1 in Concord, North Carolina. To enter the contest all you have to do is write an article that would be appropriate for publication in the P31 Woman Magazine.Glynnis and her panel of judges will pick one article as the winner.In addition to winning the scholarship, we’ll also publish that article in the magazine.Kind of like icing on the best cake you have ever eaten! We may also select some honorable mentions, and will publish those if we do. Here are the rules for this She Speaks Writing Scholarship Contest: 1.You must not have attended She Speaks in past years. 2.Write a 500-1000 word article that would be appropriate for publication in the P31 Woman Magazine.See the guidelines on the link to the magazine, and see archived feature articles for a sample of our style. 3.Only enter one (1) article per person.
4.You can either attach the article in a Word document or include it in the email.Include a creative title and your name.
5.Email the article to Glynnis at editor@proverbs31 on or before Thursday April 15, 2010 at midnight.
6.If you have a blog, please help us promote the She Speaks Conference by writing about this contest and linking to the She Speaks Conference at http://www.shespeaksconference.com.If you want to post the She Speaks button, that would be great but it is not a requirement.
7. The winner of this contest will be awarded a scholarship for the cost of one person’s registration for the 2010 She Speaks conference. The value of this scholarship is $575 which includes your conference materials, conference registration, 2 nights at the conference hotel and meals associated with the conference. Please note it does not include any travel expenses. Also, you will be assigned a roommate or you have the option to pay the extra charge for a private room. This scholarship is transferable, but only for someone who has not attended the conference.It cannot be traded for cash.
Your article will be evaluated by the P31 Woman editing team, and we will announce the winner on April 21st.
This is the first year we have scholarships to offer, and we are thanking God and Cecil Murphy for this opportunity.If you haven’t heard of Cecil Murphy’s amazing newsletters for writers, you’ll want to click here to subscribe for free! While you are there, spend some time reading about Cec.He’s coming to the conference and will be speaking to all the writers, and meeting one-on-one for some informal coaching. Please pray about what to submit.And, if you aren’t a writer, please send a note to someone you know who is. Also, if you have any questions you can leave them here or over at Glynnis’ blog.