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Monday, March 14, 2011

We've got scholarships to give away!!!

Have you felt God's call on your life to minister to others through writing, speaking or leading a women's ministry? If so, She Speaks is the one conference you don't want to miss. This year, She Speaks is July 22-24 in Concord North Carolina.  To read about this year's conference, click here.

Registration went live two weeks, and we already have 170 women registered! It's going to be a life-changing weekend.

But this post isn't just to announce that registration is open. Oh no, there's so much more! I have the honor, privilege and joy to give away one full-paid scholarship. Before I give you the details, I want to recognize and honor the man who is donating the scholarship: Cecil Murphey.

Cecil is the author and co-author of over 100 books, he pours his life into ministering to others through his writing and by mentoring writers. Please visit his site to learn more: http://www.cecilmurphey.com/. Cec also sends out great writing tips and advice through his writer's blog: http://www.cecmurpheyswritertowriter.blogspot.com/. Please take a few minutes and learn more about Cecil Murphey (and his awesome assistant Twila Belk who is a P31 supporter and will be at She Speaks this year ... we love this lady!).

Here's what the scholarship includes:
  • A packed schedule. 
  • 2 nights in the hotel, based on double occupancy (sharing a room with another attendee).
  • All conference meals and material.
  • Free Internet service in the room.

What's not included:

• Transportation to the event
• Extra nights
• Private room
• Pre-conference seminars

How to win:

Since I get to choose the winner and the conditions for this scholarship, I've decided to hold a writing contest. To enter, all you have to do is submit an article that would be suitable for publishing in the P31 Woman magazine. You can read the writer's guidelines here. Submissions must adhere to our word limit of 1000 words.

You'll have until Friday, March 25th at midnight PST, to submit your article. Then, we will take a week to review them and announce the winner on April 1st on my blog. To submit, please send them to Janet Burke, my assistant editor, at Janet@Proverbs31.org.  The winning submission will also be printed in the magazine, as well as some honorable mentions.

Some other rules:

• Submit only one article.
• Please don't send a link to a blog post.
• Put your submission in a Word document or pasted into the body of an email.
• A word of advice, very few blog posts translate well into magazine articles. Please make sure your submission follows standard magazine style.
• Read some of our archived feature articles to get a feel for our style.

If writing isn't your thing, we've got other scholarships to give away. Visit Lysa TerKeurst's blog to find out who is else is holding a contest.

And finally, we'll send out a confirmation email when we receive your article. If you have any questions, please ask Janet as I'll be with my family on a Spring Break vacation through March 19th.  Or hold your questions and ask me after that. 

 Happy Writing!!

In His Love,
Glynnis

16 comments:

Emsmommy said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

stephanie said...

Awesome! I have felt the call to write about financial freedom, and how my debt issues intertwined with my trauma experiences for a while now, I'm going to take this opportunity to do just that.

Kirsten said...

So excited! Cannot wait to start writing my rough draft!

P.S. I think this is Mr. Murphey's writers blog...
http://www.cecmurpheyswritertowriter.blogspot.com/

Amelia said...

This is great! I've been thinking it would be great to come to the conference sometime!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

How exciting! My wheels are already turning.

Carli said...

I am looking forward to submitting an entry. Now I just need to get my thoughts to sit still for a second so they can chart a direction! :)

Lisa said...

LOVE the idea for the contest...working on my draft and looking forward to sending it in!!! I've been thinking about submitting a piece to P31 for a while...this is just the encouragement I need to get on it!

Kat said...

So excited! Finished my rough draft today! Yea!!

tammy nischan said...

Glynnis,

I am so excited about this opportunity! I really want to come to She Speaks again if I can! I love you! Hope your spring break is wonderful with your family!

Love,
Tammy

Melissa @ Half Dozen Mama said...

Thank you for such an amazing giveaway! Going to get to work today!

Laura said...

I am so excited! I haven't been able to come to SheSpeaks for a couple years--after going three years in a row--because of some income changes in our household. I really miss the energy and grace that I experienced there. Not to mention all the beautiful ladies!

I'm working on something original to submit...hoping to slide in under the deadline. Praying for you all as you prepare for this wonderful event.

Danielle said...

I've read over the guidelines, but I'm wondering if we're supposed to put any personal information at the top of our submission. I know you'll have our email, but should full name and address or anything like that be on the top?

Thank you for having this giveaway! What an awesome opportunity!

Danielle said...

Oooh, my! I did it. I just emailed Janet.

Thanks again, G for this opportunity!

Joyful said...

Well...thought I'd try a submission as well. :) Just sent it off. Thanks for providing this opportunity and allowing all of us who entered to share our passion. It was healing for me today to write my heart.

Blessings to you,
Joy

Caroline said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity, Glynnis.

ellen stevens said...

Yeah! Again, I entered just in the nick of time. I can blame it on discovering this contest just this morning. I can blame it on the time zone difference (Alaska's always a bit behind). I can blame it on my sick kids begging for my attention all night.

But, truthfully?

It's my amazing time management and organizational skills. I'm just a river of last-minute awesomeness. That's just who I am. :)

Seriously, though. Thank you for the opportunity to go to She Speaks. It's exciting to dream. :)