Christian Women in Media Association Founder and President, Suellen Roberts dreamed of writing a book someday, and we are thrilled the time is now. Yet, like most everything Suellen does, she brings others along with her. Inclusive in Suellen’s book will be a collection of outstanding devotions by women who are impacting culture. The opportunity is being given to members of CWIMA to submit, per the guidelines in this document, a devotional piece to be considered as one of the 52 devotions included in:
About Suellen Roberts
Suellen Roberts is the Founder and President of Christian Women in Media. A seasoned professional with almost two decades of experience in the field of communications, she has a background as a television producer with three nationally syndicated shows, as a TV station General Manager, and as Senior Vice-President of a broadcasting corporation. Suellen is known for her national television appearances her relevance as a keynote speaker and educator. In addition she oversees all areas of Christian Women in Media. Roberts resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband Stan Burke. They have family locally and on the East Coast.
About Christian Women in Media
Since 2002, Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA), led by Founder and President Suellen Roberts, has been a professional association dedicated to connecting women in purpose and vision. With a national platform focused on impacting our culture through media, our members work in the fields of social media, film, TV, radio, publishing, music, the arts, print media, entertainment and various other areas of media. The organization promotes and provides opportunities for industry networking, professional equipping, and spiritual inspiration. CWIMA provides global conferences, Power Connect Events, national writing and music competitions, and international outreach.
INFLUENCE: 52 Devotions by Women Who Impact Culture will have a dynamic reach with the ability to speak to the hearts of women by emboldening their faith and inspiring them to move forward with greater impact for Christ in our culture.
Would you like to be part of INFLUENCE: 52 Devotions by Women Who Impact Culture?
As women of impact, you have stories to tell and applications to glorify God. Your devotion, along with other amazing entries, will catapult women towards their God-ordained work and relationships with God, and others. Here is yet another way to take part in using your INFLUENCE and words to impact our culture which so dearly needs the hope of Christ.
As women of INFLUENCE, CWIMA members are invited to submit a 500-750 word devotion and take part in pre-launching and release of INFLUENCE. It will be published by Christian Women in Media and produced through members of the CWIMA Marketing and Book Teams (and outside professionals).
All contributors will be recognized in INFLUENCE as contributors and be included in the book launching.
The overarching scripture reference for CWIMA is taken from Esther 4:14, “For such a time as this.” This book, and the invitation to CWIMA members to be involved is indeed a “now” mission—for such a time as this.
We invite you and welcome you to read the following submission and permissions guidelines, pray about what God would have you contribute, write, and polish a piece according to the guidelines provided. The book team will be selecting devotional submissions for the book by using the guidelines which you will see on the Submissions document, under Scoring Rubric.
This collaborative work is destined to leave a profound mark on all those who read it. Submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2021. We will be working towards a late Fall 2021 book release.
It is exciting to partner with Suellen Roberts as she continually leads the way for Christian women in media. We look forward to reading your submissions and moving the INFLUENCE: 52 Devotions by Women Who Impact Culture forward!
Each Category has a Potential of 1-4 Points (44 point maximum)
Choose a topic with a supportive scripture. A solid takeaway for the reader is important.
The reader represents women of all ages—other leaders and communicators—but also women from every walk of life.
Submit one to three devotions. (If there are enough spots open we may use more than one devotional per person.)
Your topic choice is open but creatively come up with a title and content that will inspire others.
Follow the concepts and needs listed below for your submission.
We ask in writing content for Influence that you write from an evangelical perspective. Christian Women in Media Association has an evangelical platform. We are represented by women who are from multiple church backgrounds and hold to varied doctrines. We maintain our unity by focusing on Christ and His redemption and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Devotions are preferred over testimonies.
At the bottom of the page there will be the generic question inserted, “How did this devotion INFLUENCE, inspire, and call you to action?”
Suellen Roberts and the CWIMA Book Team reserve the right to make technical edits to enhance both clarity and fluidity. The emphasis is to have a sharp and clear edit for publishing, yet it is our goal to keep it as close as possible to your submission. All accepted devotions accepted will be handled with care!
This agreement is made by Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) and Suellen Roberts, concerning the accepted submissions for publishing.
The term “Writer” will be used for the person who submits and is accepted by the panel as a contributor to be included in the book, INFLUENCE by Suellen Roberts and Contributors. The projected release is fall/winter 2021 or early 2022.
Whereas the Writer who submits according to the description and application process for contributors of the book, INFLUENCE, gives full rights to CWIMA and Suellen Roberts to use the content in INFLUENCE and in promotional materials of various media types. The Writer also gives permission for content editing for publishing, to use in future editions or re-releases, and to translate into other languages.
Once INFLUENCE is published, the Writer has the right to submit her devotion to other publications. (I added this because with our past devotional, most people do not want to give up the rights to their devotion).
The Writer agrees that all content is original to the writer and no copyrights have been infringed upon.
CWIMA and Suellen Roberts commit to acknowledge the writer/submission by name, will include the writer’s 50-word bio, the Writer’s website and/or contact information.
The Writer who submits will pay an application fee of $25 and a fee for accepted devotional of $250 within thirty days of acceptance. Any additional accepted submissions will be $100, after the first. These fees are non-refundable.
******All proceeds will go to Christian Women in Media Association. She is the legal holder and plans to donate the proceeds.
The book will be published by a traditional publisher OR “in-house.”
This license is for an indefinite period of time and will be governed by the laws of the United States, with venue in Dallas County, Texas.