The Redbud Writers Guild is home to a diverse community of Christian women writers. We are poets, novelists, journalists, pastors, ministry leaders, bloggers, and authors. Some of us have multiple books and/or hundreds of published articles to our credit, while others of us are still growing our writing skills and career. All of us love Jesus and want to use our words – our voices – to make a difference in the world. Writing can be a lonely and sometimes intimidating pursuit, which is why we believe so strongly in community. We provide each other with support, encouragement, networking opportunities, prayer, and a spirit of non-competition in which all members, no matter their stage in the writing journey, are valued.
Benefits of being part of our Redbud Writers Guild include:
- Interaction within the Guild about professional issues
- Opportunities to publish work through the Redbud Post and Patheos
- Professional development through our annual retreat and other forums and webinars
- Leadership development through serving on committees and the board
- Networking with like-minded and similarly positioned writers
- Practical help with book launches, platform building, and writing craft through roundtables, mentoring, and one-on-one interactions
- Encouragement and support through the ups and downs of professional writing/communicating
- Career growth through opportunities posted by other Guild members and industry insiders who seek out Guild members for special projects
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Redbud is currently accepting applications for membership July 1-22, 2022! Your information will be reviewed by a team of the Redbud Board of Directors and will be kept confidential. You can expect to hear from us, within four weeks of your application.
*We open to new members once a year so if you missed this year’s deadline subscribe to our newsletter and we will let you know when the deadline is coming around again!APPLY HERE
We are excited about hosting our first Redbud Mentoring program.
The mentoring/internship program includes:
-full benefits of being part of the Guild
-Interaction within the Guild about professional issues
-Opportunities to publish work through the Redbud Post and Patheos
-Professional development through forums & webinars
-Networking with like-minded and similarly positioned writers
-Practical help with book launches, platform building, and writing craft through roundtables, mentoring, and one-on-one interactions
-Encouragement and support through the ups and downs of professional writing/communicating
-Career growth through opportunities posted by other Guild members and industry insiders who seek out Guild members for special projects )
-4-6 coaching calls per year (Hosted by Mentoring Coordinator Dorina Gilmore-Young with board members or other Redbuds on themes like how to get an agent, editing manuscripts, preparing book proposals, social media marketing, etc.)
-scholarship for registration to our Redbud retreat (Each intern is expected to serve in some way at the retreat as arranged ahead of time with the board and retreat committee. Travel plans to Chicago must be made on your own.)
-participation in the WOC support group led by Tasha Jun and the Diversity Committee
Your information will be reviewed by a team of the Redbud Board of Directors and will be kept confidential. You can expect to hear from us, within four weeks of your application. The program will begin Sept. 1, 2022 and run through August 31, 2023. Application deadline for the Mentoring program is due August 1, 2022. Email email@example.com if you have questions.Apply for Mentoring here