Now if you think I'm going a bit over the top, I'm doing it deliberately to highlight this month's topic which is savor!
What do you savor? Do you enjoy cooking like the foods in the luscious barbecue picture above? I know I do - but I don't 'cue. There's just too much good bbq here for me to compete so I do my cooking indoors. My husband once won a local award for his chili, but I'm still entering contests and trying to win. If you want to show off your cooking skills - savor the chance to win a prize for your cooking. Here's a couple of contests to do just that
If you have a great family recipe you'd like to share to win
If you just want to review recipes for a chance to win try
The picture to the right is one option, though it does have a $25 entry fee. Here's their link for more details. http://www.photocompete.com/
There's no fee for this entry. You just need to send a photo of hard working hands and explain why they are the most hard working. The link is http://www.okeeffescompany.com/index.php?page=contest
Perhaps you savor a getaway, but don't have the funds? Enter this contest and you can dream about your own special B&B weekend of your choice. Here's the link http://www.womansday.com/sweepstakes/21731
If a trip to Hawaii is more to your liking then savor this contest and if you win, you can take three other people with you -- http://www.pediped.com/HawaiiGiveAway.aspx
( I personally have won 2 vacation contests, so they are my favorite)
All the above contests can be entered through the end of March. Yet if the above doesn't entice you and what you really savor is to be published, then here's some options for submissions.
If you have a Christian themed book you might want to consider Harbourlight Publishing http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/write-for-us
All stories must be Christian fiction between 25,000 and 80,000 words.
If you write for children, you may want to consider Charlesbridge. Their site says they publish "high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners." Submissions are accepted by mail only.
For those of you with the skill of poetry who would like to enter a free contest, but only one poem, you may want to consider the 2012 Foley Poetry Award
This is a Catholic publication and you are limited to 30 lines. You can review copies of poems used in their magazine by reading the back issues online.
That's my list for you to savor. If you would like to read other posts with a savoring theme, just click on the list to the right as part of the Christian Writers Blog Chain.