Redbud Membership & Mentoring Applications

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.

  • Belong to a growing and influential community of established and published Christian
    authors, writers, and communicators.
  • Publishing opportunities in our monthly online literary magazine at
    www.redbudwritersguild.com.
  • Opportunities to be involved in Redbud mentoring initiatives led by successful,
    published authors, which cover a variety of practical topics pertinent to the writing life.
  • Inclusion on our private Facebook group where members network, post questions and
    prayer requests and share personal work and links to writing resources, all with the
    outcome of developing a strong sense of community.
  • Spiritual direction facilitated by certified spiritual directors who are members of
    Redbud.
  • Invitation to attend the annual Redbud Writing Retreat with dynamic speakers, relevant
    workshops, fellowship with other Redbud members, and meetings with industry
    professionals (agents and acquisition editors) in one-on-one appointments.
  • Representation on our website with your own Author Profile page with links to your
    personal work.
  • Access to the Members Only area on our website, with writing resources such as: how to
    write an effective book proposal, how to form a book launch promotion team, how to
    best utilize social media opportunities, etc.
  • Increase your platform within a network of writers who mutually promote one another
    by reposting and sharing each other’s work.
  • Strengthen your credibility and visibility with your Redbud membership status in
    bylines, bios, and other promotional materials.
  • Exposure on the Redbud Writers Guild Facebook public page, where we will promote
    your work to Redbud’s growing base of followers.

Learn more about Redbud on Facebook, X or Twitter, and Instagram. And be sure to sign up for our monthly magazine, The Redbud Post.

Redbud will be accepting applications for new membership October 1-31, 2023! 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

 

Women of Color Mentoring program

We are excited about hosting our Redbud Mentoring program for writers, speakers, and communicators for another year.

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 (online Substack magazine)

-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 – 9-10:30 am PT/noon-1:30 pm ET Sept. 15, Nov. 17, Jan. 12, March 8, May 10 (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 to Redbud retreat (Each intern is expected to serve in some way at the retreat Oct. 26-29, 2023 as arranged ahead of time with the board and retreat committee.)

-Voxer community group for interaction throughout the month

-participation in the WOC support group led by Tasha Jun and the Diversity Committee ( 9-10:30 am PT/noon-1:30 pm ET  Oct. 13, Dec. 15, Feb. 16, April 19, June 14)

 

*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 by Sept. 5, 2023.

*The program will begin Oct. 1, 2023 and run through September 30, 2024. Application deadline for the Mentoring program is August 28, 2023. Email redbudguild@gmail.com if you have questions.

Apply here

 

 

 

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