The other day, someone posted a link on Facebook to a devotional opportunity. I clicked on it and immediately knew I wanted to share it here, because it looks like fun. If you are experienced in or want to try your hand at very short, humorous devotionals, I encourage you to check this out.
The company is Creative Enterprises, a community of freelance publishing professionals, who have worked with many familiar publishing houses, such as:
•Word Publishing (Dallas)
•Thomas Nelson, Inc. (Nashville)
•Insight for Living (Plano, Texas)
•FamilyLife Ministries (Little Rock)
•WaterBrook Press/Random House (Colorado Springs)
•Baker Publishing Group (Grand Rapids)
•Guideposts Books (New York)
They are currently requesting submissions for a 365-day devotional project being compiled for a major Christian publisher. This is a popular devotional series and you may submit one or several pieces for consideration. PLEASE NOTE: there is no guarantee your devotional(s) will be accepted and they do not respond unless they are interested.
Here are a few details:
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2010, or sooner, if possible
Story Length: Minimum 275 words; maximum 325 words, including the title you create, your name, a short opening scripture verse, and a short closing prayer. Each devotional must fit on one book page, thus the short length requirement. Submissions that are too long cannot be considered.
Story Requirements: This devotional project is based on humor. Therefore, each story must be funny. We are looking for true stories, preferably told in the first-person, that are funny and also make a spiritual point. The reader should be able to "get" the spiritual point from the story itself, rather than having to include an actual statement of the point at the end. The scripture at the beginning and the prayer at the end should also focus on the spiritual point of the story.
For more information on this project, including specific submission guidelines and a story sample, visit the SUBMIT A STORY PAGE.