You Want to Write for…Nothing? by Yvonne Lehman

Nothing? No money, that is…


The writers who contribute to the Moments Series get no monetary payment, but are delighted to donate all their royalties to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people throughout the world.


Some stories have had life-changing effect on authors’ families, friends, and neighbors. They’re often used as devotions. Some married couples read these together. The books are also great gift books.


Here is a handout I use when teaching a class on writing for the Moments series. I’d love to receive an article from YOU. Many suggest book topics.

Writing for the Moments Series

Articles– a story that compliments the theme of each book, such as ChristmasMoments

                Most are true stories – Some are reflections on the theme or subject of the book –

                Poetry – Have used short, short stories – A few have been written by children –             

                These are written by never-before-published and multi-published authors

Voice– author’s natural telling voice – in fiction we’re hounded by the need to show, not tell.  A true story, or your reflection on something, is told. Tell it your way. But, be aware of allowing your reader to see the action, feel the emotion.

            Mary loved everybody. (too little telling- needs some showing)

            Mary sent cards or took food to anyone she knew was hurting. (showing)

Rights– These may be original or previously published if rights have been returned to you. We retain rights after acceptance until publication, then rights automatically return to you.

Word count– however many words are needed to tell your story – from about 500 to 2000+ words – main point is the content of the story

Edit– Look for unnecessary words, poor sentence structure, correct punctuation, typos, getting away from theme, inserting too much backstory or explanation

Payment– sharing, with the possibility of changing someone’s life, heart, or mind. Authors get one free copy and discount on orders. All royalties go to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that helps victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through his son, Jesus Christ.

Submission guidelines– on the article, include your name, mailing address for your free copy and email address – I like them in 12-point type, Times New Roman, single spaced, and sent as an email attachment

*** Accepting NOW!Christmas Momentsfor Christmas 2019 ***

Accepting for 2019… on…

Christmas Moments for 2019 – Santa or Jesus or both (due June 3, 2019)

Broken Moments– hearts, lives, relationships, objects, promises, etc. (serious or humorous)

Grandma’s Cookie Jar Moments– most will be about grandmas – others may be warm, cozy stories having the ambience of a stereotypical grandma-type story

Lost Moments– lives, souls, keys, eyeglasses, minds, things found, etc. (serious or humorous)

Can, Sir! Moments– going through cancer, surviving, caregiving, observations, advice

We’d love to have you join our group of generous writers, who write for…something, like: faith, hope and love.


Moments with Billy Graham is a Finalist for the prestigious SELAH Award (anthology category).

The SELAH Award is sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in May at Ridgecrest NC Conference Center.

Christians Read congratulations the authors. Their work is to be commended!

About Vicki Hinze

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author of 50+ books, short stories/novellas and hundreds of articles. Published in as many as 63 countries and recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and an educator. Former featured Columnist for Social-IN Worldwide Network and Book Fun Magazine. Sponsor/Founder of Vicki's latest novels are: in the Philanthropists series: The Guardian. In the StormWatch series, Deep Freeze. FMI visit
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1 Response to You Want to Write for…Nothing? by Yvonne Lehman

  1. RobbyeFaye says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne!


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