In MY hemisphere, anyway. And for a lot of people (though by no means ALL people), it means a different schedule and/or routine. The kids are home more. Vacations are more likely. Things are…well…different. And the amount of time you have for your pursuits – including writing – often changes.

For some, summer means more time to write, and for others, less. Regardless, it isn’t wise to let an entire season go by without putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to exercise the writing muscles and gift God has given you.

And in case you didn’t know, FaithWriters does NOT go away for the summer – there are still plenty of opportunities to hone your craft, write to a topic, and all the other things you love about the site. So, check out the list of opportunities below and pick one or two to work on this summer.

FaithWriters’ second testimony book: if your testimony wasn’t published in FW’s first testimony book, upgraded members can submit one to this contest, whose deadline is August 15, 2014. Check out the link (and scroll down) for more details. Fifty testimonies will be chosen and included in this book, with authors participating in royalties.

2014 Non-Fiction Page Turner Contest: Platinum members can enter FaithWriters’ first chapter contest, with the possibility of winning $800 in cash and more in prizes. Submit the first chapter of your unpublished non-fiction manuscript, plus an overview of the book, and you could be the winner! Deadline for this contest is October 31, 2014. Check out this link for more details.

Xulon Christian Fiction Contest: Platinum members can submit the beginning and synopsis of an unpublished fiction manuscript to this contest, with the winner receiving a Xulon Press Bestseller Package for their manuscript, and free premium publicity and marketing for their finished novel on the FaithWriters’ site. Read more information here - the deadline for this contest is November 30, 2014.

And don’t forget FaithWriters’ continuing opportunities in the FaithWriters Writing Challenge, Free Reprints, and General Submissions.

What are YOUR writing plans for the summer?

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