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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

New KDWC Story Collection

 

Announcing the NEW KDWC Story Collection! 

Important Notice: This collection is only open to KDWC Alumni.

 

Series Title: My Theme in Glory

Subject Theme: Hope

Story Due: End of August

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How long does the story have to be?

A: No longer than 5k words. No minimum limit.

 

Q: What does the story have to be about?

A: It must have Hope as the theme.

 

Q: When is the story due?

A: By the end of August.

 

Q: Can I used a story I've already written?

A: No. This story must be a new story or a story not already finished. You are welcome to use an unfinished story if it fits the theme.

 

Q: Will you edit my story for me?

A: Auntie Erika will proofread all the stories (looking for typos and such), but your story should be edited before you turn it in. Beta Readers are recommended. (If you need an editor, ask for

recommendations.)

 

Q: Will you publish ALL stories submitted?

A: We reserve the right to not include a story in the published version (all stories will be included in the KDWC Only version) if we feel it doesn't fit the theme, isn't well written, or has objectionable content.

 

Q: Can I write a story but only have it included in the KDWC Only version?

A: Absolutely. Just let me know that when you send in your story.

 

Q: Is there going to be another Very Broad Word collection to go with Anything?

A: That is currently the plan for the next collection.

 

Q: Who do we send the stories to?

A: Send them to Auntie Rebekah readanotherpage@gmail.com

 

Q: Will I be able to publish or share my story anywhere if it is published in the collection?

A: Yes. You will retain all rights to your story and are free to share your story with your friends, readers, and fans. You can publish it on your own, and can expand the story to a longer one.

 

Q: Are poetry and/or short non-fiction pieces allowed?

A: Yes.

 

Q: May we submit more than one short story for the collection?

A: No, just one story per person, per collection.

 

Q: Does your title have to reflect Hope?

A: No. Your title can be whatever you want as long as the story/poem/article itself is about Hope.

 

Q: Should we format the stories in a special way before we send them?

A: Yes, that would help speed up the process.

·      If you have it, please use Garamond for your font and size 12.

·      Spacing should be 1.1

·      Please do not indent each paragraph unless you talk with Erika first.

·      Paragraphs should not have an extra space between them.

 

Q: Are we supposed to include our author bios with the story when we submit it?

A: Yes, please submit a short author bio (between 30-70 words) when you send in your story. This will save us time trying to get them all later. Also, please add one link where readers can find you. (It can be blog, Goodreads, Instagram, etc.) If you don’t have a link, that’s fine, just let us know.

 

Q: Is there a certain version of the Bible we are required to use (if we quote any verses)?

A: No. However, if you use something besides KJV you need to look up the rules for the version you use, get permission if required, and provide the permission statement along with your story. (Please mention what version you are using when you submit your story.) [For any easy way to find that information, go here https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/ and look up the version.]

 

NOTICE FOR ALL WHO ARE WRITING FOR OUR NEW COLLECTION!

After much talk, consultation, and discussion, the Admin and Auntie Erika (our editor and publisher for our collection books) have made a decision about versions of the Bible used in your stories. Of course, if you don't quote any verses word for word, this will not apply to you, however, please read it anyway. While we encourage the use of the KJV for this collection for legal reasons, if you choose to use another version, you are solely responsible for all of the following, as we will not be checking the legality of quoting from other versions:

  1. Reading and understanding all applicable copyright rules for that version, including rules regarding commercial use.
  2. (if required) Getting written permission to quote from that version and submitting it with your story.
  3. (if required) Citing each quotation appropriately in accordance with any requirements for that version.
  4. Providing with the submitted story the complete copyright permission notice to include on the copyright page as well as a short sentence summarizing how your quotation complies with the copyright rule that applies to your situation.

If these guidelines aren't followed, we reserve the right to either reject your submission for publication or ask you to change the verses to KJV.
Note that these guidelines also apply to any other quotes you choose to use in your submission that are not public domain. If you have any questions, please ask.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Registration Open!

 Registration is now open for the next King's Daughters Writing Camp!  The official camp challenge will run April 1-30th, with gates opening March 25th and closing May 7th.  Come join us for another incredible month of writing and fellowship! 


You can find the sign up form here or on the camp website.  Pack up your gear and invite your writing friends, new and old, to come along!  Hope to see you all there!

~ Your Camp Directors
Rebekah, Hannah, & Angie

Wednesday, January 20, 2021


 Some of you are probably overwhelmed by life right now, others might be struggling with getting their story to behave, others are facing health issues. I get it. Life isn't easy. But this camp I want us to focus on one word. 

Peace

Peace that God gives.

Peace that edifies and encourages.

Peace that passes all understanding.


I want to challenge each one of you to find someone each day during camp and encourage them. Send them a DM (with Mary Poppins included) or email and let them know you are praying for them. Cheer them on in their writing, Let them know how much they or their story have blessed you. Let's fill this camp (and our homes) with Peace and encouragement this week!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Doors Are Open!

The camp gates are now open for our first ever Mini Camp!  The official camp challenge runs January 20 through January 27, so grab your sleeping bag and your most exciting story idea and join us for a week of concentrated writing.  And if you have friends who are interested in camp, this would be a great way to test the waters without a month-long commitment, so be sure to invite them along! 

Stop by the camp Welcome Center to fill out your application, and we'll get you signed up and ready to go.  Remember our writing week starts on Wednesday, so you'll want to get settled in as soon as you can!  Gates will close again on January 30

Hope to see you there!

~ Auntie Rebekah, Auntie Hannah G., and Auntie Angie

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New Mini Camp

 First Mini Camp

Our first ever Mini Camp will be starting on January 20! The gates will open on the 18th, so grab your sleeping bag, pack your writing supplies and come join us for a week of writing.

There will be no "tents" this camp, so we hope the weather will be good for sleeping outside.

Camp will end on the 27th and the gates will close on the 30th.

If you are wondering what a "mini camp" is going to be like, it is just a short week-long camp where we can focus as much time as possible on writing. We started in the middle of the week so that we could include the weekend as some people have more time then. 

We hope you can come join us!

~The Camp Staff

Friday, November 13, 2020

Faith and Purity

  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, 

in faith,

in purity.

 1 Timothy 4:12

And our final two words of this verse. Well, okay, the final four words.
 
In faith
 
The Greek word here means reliance upon Christ, assurance, faith. Are we living our lives like we really believe in and fully rely on Christ? Oh, we believe in Him for salvation, but do we rely on Him for our daily life? For strength to get through the really hard day? For courage to speak up about something? For peace when life gets turned upside-down? It isn't easy to rest and trust that God knows best. It might be while we are on our knees, but then we stand up. And so often we pick up the troubles, the worry, the cares that we just laid at His feet. It's a challenge to be an example in faith, but oh, girls, when we live it, it's SO WORTH IT! 
 
In purity
 
 This Greek word means cleanliness, purity. We may think at first that of course we are examples in purity because we don't do many things the world does. But how far from the world are we willing to go? Are we excusing things because we like them when deep down we feel they may be wrong? Are we keeping one foot or even one toe dangling in the water of the world? Are we writing things that the world would say shouldn't be in a Christian book? We are supposed to be above reproach.

Let us be examples today in our faith and reliance upon God, and in our cleanliness. Let us be examples today of princesses whose King is the Lord of Hosts!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Charity and Spirit

  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation,

In charity,

In spirit, . . .

 1 Timothy 4:12

Let's take a look at the next two words in this verse that we are supposed to be examples in.
 
In charity
 
The Greek word means love, affection, benevolence. Are we loving others with the love of Christ? It's easy to love those who love us. Those who are kind and nice to us. But only Christ loved His enemies. Only followers of Jesus Christ can truly love those who say unkind things about us, who tell lies about us, who treat us badly, or ignore us. Let us love with the love of Christ! Let our love be an example to others that we are daughters of the King!

In spirit

This Greek word has the meaning of our disposition. Our temperament. Are we gloomy and glum? Are we always fearful and afraid? Are we constantly feeling sorry for ourselves? I'm sure you've met people like that. It's hard to be around them. You start to get discouraged and sad after a while. Or else frustrated and want to shake them (depending on your personality). :) Do you think others see Christ when we are gloomy, fearful, self-centered? No! Does that mean we have to always wear a smile and be enthusiastic, and bouncing with joy? Not necessarily. The Bible does talk over and over and over and over and–you get the point–about being joyful, about giving thanks, about shouting for joy, and praising the Lord. Why? Because that is what is different from the world. That is what is going to set you apart as an example of someone who follows Christ.

So today, let's keep a watch on our love of others and our attitude and disposition. Let's remember Who we serve and be examples.