A few of you have inquired for more information about the BelieversTrust Beyond the Steeple award which I will be presenting at GPCWC 2015.
Allow me to tell you a little more about BelieversTrust and about the award.
BelieversTrust is “the Home for Writers.” We offer numerous other opportunities so writers can not only interact with one another, they can grow in their craft, and then find a home for their work. A central part of our focus is on helping writers create commercially viable content. BT is also the nonprofit arm of SON–Spirit of Naples, which is currently taking the necessary steps to build a $50million film studio in Naples, Florida. Our hope is to see much of what is created at the Trust brought to film at SON.
Therefore, we have created the BelieversTrust Beyond the Steeple Award.
What is this award?
The “Beyond the Steeple” award of $200 and a one-year membership to BelieversTrust will be presented to one conferee at GPCWC. This honor is bestowed upon the project deemed to hold the most potential for transmitting truth via story (true or imagined) into a mainstream, unchurched audience. Genres include: novels, novellas, screenplays (for TV or full-length films), memoirs, and YA fiction. Winning also makes you eligible for a grand prize trip to Naples to meet the BelieversTrust team and discuss your project.
How does it work?
Conferees/Entrants email the following to Rebeca (Note: only ONE “c” in her name) Seitz, CEO of BelieversTrust, at Contest@BelieversTrust.org with “Beyond The Steeple” in the subject line as well as the conference name (GPCWC). Deadline: July 15 2015.
1) a cover sheet with their name, the title of their work (currently unpublished by royalty-paying venues), and the genre of the work.
2) a 250-word synopsis
3) a cover letter explaining why they feel called to write to a mainstream audience
4) the first 30 pages of their work
The final step is to “like” us on Facebook (BelieversTrust) and “follow” us on Twitter.
Contact Eva Marie Everson at EvaMarie@BelieversTrust.org
To register for the July 29 – August 1 GPCWC (Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference), go to http://philadelphia.writehisanswer.com/register. The price increases July 2 so don’t procrastinate! Eva Marie will teach the continuing session, “Fiction Practicum.” For more info click here.