First Regional Writing for the Soul Conference


CWG President Dave Sheets is pleased to announce the first regional Writing for the Soul conference, September 19-20, in Murfreesboro, TN. With changes in the publishing industry, Writing for the Soul is also changing. “It will be more accessible in terms of cost, timing, and convenient venues around the country,” says Sheets. “We’re targeting book authors […]

Welcome, Chandler Birch

Birch, Chandler

CWG is pleased to welcome to its full-time staff Chandler Birch, who will serve the Guild as Editorial Coordinator and BelieversPress as a Projects Coordinator. A 2014 graduate of Taylor University’s Professional Writing Program and a 2012 recipient of the Jerry B. Jenkins Professional Writing Scholarship, Birch has written for publications including Christian Book Previews, […]

‘Select’ Line Launches with Five Novels

Sidetracked - Collins

The first books in the Jerry B. Jenkins Select line are being released May 6 by 1Source, a collaborative effort of the Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors. The novels are: Hallowed Halls by Hannah Alexander Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins Passing Strangers by Angela Hunt Child’s Play by Bill Myers Twice a […]

Cyber Monday Super Sale

One day only: Monday, December 2. Shop from home on Monday, December 2, at the Christian Writers Guild online store and save big on three select items. 1. Jerry B. Jenkins’s latest hardcover bestselling novel, I Saul. Regularly priced at $24.99, Cyber Monday priced at just $12.99. Order a copy for yourself and others for […]

A Way with Word Formatting Webinar Handouts

Want the session outline and handouts for the November 19 “A Way with Word webinar? Email, and he’ll send you the two .pdf documents. Please mark the subject line “Formatting Webinar handouts.”

Get Answers to Your Formatting Questions

Have questions about professional manuscript formatting? Submit your questions to CWG Editor-in-Chief Andy Scheer by Monday, November 18, and he’ll answer as many of them as possible in the Tuesday evening “A Way With Word” webinar. Send your question to: and mark the subject line: webinar format question. Registration to attend the webinar, from […]

November 19 Webinar: A Way with Word

Our next webinar, on Tuesday, November 19, with Andy Scheer is: “A Way with Word: Manuscript Formatting Shortcuts.” Discover easy ways to dress your manuscript for success. Learn to set up a document so it automatically uses correct professional formatting. Also: how to use and customize features on your toolbar what’s under the dropdown menus […]

Operation First Novel Judging

The first panel of judges has finished its screening of entries received by September 9. The top twenty novels have gone to the second-round judges, who will select up to ten semifinalists by the end of November. Look for the list of semifinalists in December’s WordSmith, as well as the CWG website. The winner of […]

Guild Office Relocating


The Christian Writers Guild and Believers Press staff are preparing to relocate on Monday, November 11, to a more suitable office in Colorado Springs. The new address will be 5585 Erindale Drive, Suite 200, Colorado Springs  CO 80918. Phone and fax numbers will not change. On Monday, November 11, the office telephone, computer, and email […]