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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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:
- Reading and understanding all applicable copyright rules for that version, including rules regarding commercial use.
- (if required) Getting written permission to quote from that version and submitting it with your story.
- (if required) Citing each quotation appropriately in accordance with any requirements for that version.
- 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
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.