After I applied, they sent me an assignment for thirteen stories for a children’s Sunday school take-home paper quarterly. I can’t remember now whether I was required to write one story or two, but I wrote those and sent them in and waited anxiously. What a thrill I had the moment I ripped open their letter and saw that my work had passed muster, and I could finish the rest of the stories in the assignment! I have been accepting and completing assignments for them ever since, working on two to three a year. In addition to writing for children ages 9-11, I have also written poetry for the “Comfort and Encouragement” section of their quarterly adult Home Study booklets.
One of my friends has written Sunday school lessons and activities, and another wrote essays for the take-home papers.
For an example of a take-home paper story, click here. Grace for a Sleepover is one of mine, with grace being the theme. (They didn’t include the ending in the example, so let me just assure you that it all works out right in the end! J)
The following info on becoming a writer for Union Gospel Press, for those who are interested, can be found here: