Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Networking day two

Today I'm posting about Purpose, a Sunday School take home paper for adults that comes out monthly from the Mennonite Publishing Network. I'm not a Mennonite but I did have a story published with them.

Again, this is one of my earlier acceptances and you can always resell these articles.

Sample text from my story:
"Strike three!" The umpire barked with no uncertainty.
I dropped my head in my hands as my daughter stepped out of the batter's box. Spring had ushered in another season of softball. Shelly made the team but would undoubtedly not be a starter. Every night we practiced in our backyard. I threw dozens of pitches only to hear the familiar thud against the backdrop of the playhouse again and again.
"You're out!"
My 13-year-old smiled sheepishly and dared a wave in my direction . . .

This is a paying market (not a lot but hey--it can be a good start) and they send you some copies.


LauraLee Shaw said...

That is awesome!!! CongratulationS!!!

Janna Qualman said...

Another great recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks. I am looking for some places to submit some things. I love networking blogs. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jessica said...

Also, this is good to know. I'd love to hear sometime how you find these paying places.

AnooCre8ion said...

I am going to set aside some time and check out your submission suggestions.

Congrats on everything and bless you for your willingness to help. You are not only able but willing and that's great.


Kasie West said...

Thanks for the recommendations and suggestions. And I'm just loving the little blurbs of your articles.

Renee Collins said...

Congrats! I loved reading some of your story. It was great! No wonder they paid you for it. :)

MichaƩle said...

I have the saddest story of what happened to a Menonite family here almost exactly three years ago....the father and his five children were headed into town to sell some furniture he had made when they were involved in a freak accident where all five children died. The father lived. The mother was not in the car. The day after the accident, there was a picture of that mom in the newspaper. She was at the hospital, visiting the man who had killed her children and she had a peaceful smile on her face. She forgave him from minute one. I admire it but can honestly say I could not have done the same thing.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice post, Ter. (I'm going to read yesterday's that I missed next.) I've had quite a bit of luck googling "anthology submission guidelines" for finding good leads.

KelliGirl said...

I love your last three posts! I hope they motivate me to come up with a plan to submit.
As I've heard said, "Writers write. Published writers submit."

Can someone please whack me on the head to get on the ball with this!!! (I'm kidding, but only sort of.)

Congratulations on your articles.