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written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards




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Love is a Flame

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 16, 2009 Under: Nonfiction Anthology
You may recall my role as editor for story collections in the Cup of Comfort series or the Guideposts series on prayer.  But one of my most impactful story projects was Love Is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive, with Dr. Gary Chapman. In the spirit of The Five Love Languages, this volume explored how learning to become a more loving person invigorates relationships. We are following this with Love Is a Flame: Stories of How Marriages Regain Their Passion, which will have a foreword by Dr. Gary Chapman, and we would like your exciting story to be included.
 
Even the best marriages today are under stress. Financial pressures to retain the same lifestyle or achieve important goals take their toll. Changing sexual mores and alternative lifestyles, with an emphasis on self-fulfillment, undermine commitment and fidelity. There is less quality time and less ability to communicate with so many obstacles bombarding couples who really do want to keep their love and commitment alive and thriving. Some marriages just can’t survive and end in tragic divorce. Others limp along with conflict, other priorities, or just indifference. 
 
Love Is a Flame will be a book of marriage success stories with lasting results – it may involve deeper understanding and acceptance, exciting new romance and intimacy, or how to triumph together over trials.  Whatever the benefits, each story will demonstrate the diversity of joy and fulfillment that marriage brings to our lives.  
 
To qualify to write your story you need to have this vibrant relationship with your spouse right now. But you also must have progressed from a less than satisfactory place in your marriage somewhere in the past. This should not be a story of how your spouse changed but how you changed for the better first. How did you grow in being a loving person that caused your spouse to respond, even if he/she might be the primary problem?
 
We’ll look at stories of up to 2,000 words and prefer that they be at least 1,000 words. The stories should have a creative title, an attention-grabbing introduction, main body with a conflict or challenge, and a clear, satisfying resolution. Please include a biography of 30 words or less at the end of each manuscript. They need to be descriptive, rooted in time and place, compelling personal experience stories with a realistic portrayal of the characters involved. They need to be substantive stories rather than mere testimonies or teachings, and the focus should be relational rather than spiritual. 
 
The book will be released by Bethany House Publishers in 2010.  Your manuscript will be due no later than December 15, but we would prefer it earlier. Please send your manuscript attached to the e-mail rather than pasting text in the email window. Feel free to send your manuscript in normal manuscript formatting, with your full contact information--name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the actual manuscript. We are offering a one-time fee of $50 for stories we use over 1,000 words, and $25 for stories under that word count.                           
 
We will send you contracts upon the publisher’s acceptance. Please e-mail all inquiries and manuscript submissions to loveisaflame@earthlink.net, to my colleague, Jeanette Littleton. Feel free to pass this along to your writing friends. And if this e-mail has been forwarded to you, and you can’t submit to this call, but would like to hear about other editorial needs as they arise, please send us your e-mail address and we’ll add you to our notification list.
 
Blessings to you and yours,
 
James Stuart Bell

In : Nonfiction Anthology 



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Love is a Flame

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 16, 2009 Under: Nonfiction Anthology
You may recall my role as editor for story collections in the Cup of Comfort series or the Guideposts series on prayer.  But one of my most impactful story projects was Love Is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive, with Dr. Gary Chapman. In the spirit of The Five Love Languages, this volume explored how learning to become a more loving person invigorates relationships. We are following this with Love Is a Flame: Stories of How Marriages Regain Their Passion, which will have a foreword by Dr. Gary Chapman, and we would like your exciting story to be included.
 
Even the best marriages today are under stress. Financial pressures to retain the same lifestyle or achieve important goals take their toll. Changing sexual mores and alternative lifestyles, with an emphasis on self-fulfillment, undermine commitment and fidelity. There is less quality time and less ability to communicate with so many obstacles bombarding couples who really do want to keep their love and commitment alive and thriving. Some marriages just can’t survive and end in tragic divorce. Others limp along with conflict, other priorities, or just indifference. 
 
Love Is a Flame will be a book of marriage success stories with lasting results – it may involve deeper understanding and acceptance, exciting new romance and intimacy, or how to triumph together over trials.  Whatever the benefits, each story will demonstrate the diversity of joy and fulfillment that marriage brings to our lives.  
 
To qualify to write your story you need to have this vibrant relationship with your spouse right now. But you also must have progressed from a less than satisfactory place in your marriage somewhere in the past. This should not be a story of how your spouse changed but how you changed for the better first. How did you grow in being a loving person that caused your spouse to respond, even if he/she might be the primary problem?
 
We’ll look at stories of up to 2,000 words and prefer that they be at least 1,000 words. The stories should have a creative title, an attention-grabbing introduction, main body with a conflict or challenge, and a clear, satisfying resolution. Please include a biography of 30 words or less at the end of each manuscript. They need to be descriptive, rooted in time and place, compelling personal experience stories with a realistic portrayal of the characters involved. They need to be substantive stories rather than mere testimonies or teachings, and the focus should be relational rather than spiritual. 
 
The book will be released by Bethany House Publishers in 2010.  Your manuscript will be due no later than December 15, but we would prefer it earlier. Please send your manuscript attached to the e-mail rather than pasting text in the email window. Feel free to send your manuscript in normal manuscript formatting, with your full contact information--name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the actual manuscript. We are offering a one-time fee of $50 for stories we use over 1,000 words, and $25 for stories under that word count.                           
 
We will send you contracts upon the publisher’s acceptance. Please e-mail all inquiries and manuscript submissions to loveisaflame@earthlink.net, to my colleague, Jeanette Littleton. Feel free to pass this along to your writing friends. And if this e-mail has been forwarded to you, and you can’t submit to this call, but would like to hear about other editorial needs as they arise, please send us your e-mail address and we’ll add you to our notification list.
 
Blessings to you and yours,
 
James Stuart Bell

In : Nonfiction Anthology 



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Sally Clark Like finding shells on the beach, I love doing market research! And what I find, I love to share! I write in a variety of genres including children's, Christian, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, so these post follow along those lines. Check out my web site: www.sallyclark.info, for more about me.

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