About TAKE ACTION! Publishing

TAKE ACTION! Publishing, a subsidiary of Create-A-Book Baltimore,

(1) helps aspiring and seasoned authors use online resources to print Christian-themed works of fiction and non-fiction; and

(2) helps individuals and organizations document their stories of challenge and/or triumph in taking action against social, environmental, and economic injustices.

For additional information, email Lynn Pinder at lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com.

Join TAKE ACTION! Publishing at the 2012 Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference

Call for Submissions: Awesome Testimonies about an Awesome God



DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 31, 2013!

Do you know a Christian who has overcome difficult life challenges? Do you know someone who regardless of his/her circumstances (i.e. physical disabilities, mental challenges, economic lack, etc.) has beat the odds to achieve academic, social, economic, family and/or spiritual success? If so, submit the following information by May 31, 2013 via email (lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com) or fax (1-888-634-0449):

(1) Your Name (the nominator)
(2) Your Contact Info (telephone number, email address and U.S. Postage Mailing Address)
(3) Name of Nominee (the person who is being nominated)
(4) Nominee's Contact Info (telephone number, email address and U.S. Postage Mailing Address)
(5) A description in 500 - 2,500 words of your nominee's testimony and/or life story
(6) A head shot of your nominee

*Self-nominations are welcome. Email and/or fax responses only. No Telephone calls.*

A project of TAKE ACTION! Publishing (http://www.takeactionpublishing.com/)

Calling All Writers!


Do you need help publishing a Christian-themed and/or socially conscious book and/or anthology? Let TAKE ACTION! Publishing help you become a published writer! TAKE ACTION! Publishing also offers ghost writing services.

Email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com or call 1-800-929-1418 for more details!

Call for Submissions: Short Creative Essays (250 - 2,500 words) written by Adult Educators


TAKE ACTION! Publishing (http://www.takeactionpublishing.com/) is seeking short creative essays (250 - 2,500 words) written by educators who have worked within the last five years as part-time and/or full-time Pre-GED and/or GED instructors of native English speakers (aged 18 years or older).

Educators can submit 250 - 2,500 word creative essays on one of the following themes:


  • Funniest stories - creative essays should describe or explain one of your funniest classroom experiences as an ABE, Pre-GED or GED instructor of Native English speaking adults (aged 18 or older);



  • Inspirational stories - creative essays should describe or explain one of your most inspirational experiences as an ABE, Pre-GED or GED instructor of Native English speaking adults (aged 18 or older); or



  • Horror stories - creative essays should describe or explain a challenge or disappointment you faced as an ABE, Pre-GED or GED instructor of Native English speaking adults (aged 18 or older).


    Submission Guidelines:
    All submissions should include the following information:
    (1) A cover page that includes the title of the creative essay and identifies the theme the creative essay addresses (SEE DESCRIPTION OF THE THREE THEMES ABOVE). The cover page should also include the educator's name or the word, Anonymous - to indicate that the educator wishes to conceal his/her name if his/her creative essay is selected for publication. The cover page must include the educator's email address, the educator's telephone number, and the educator's mailing address. The cover page should not have a page number;
    (2) A 250 - 2,500 creative essay typed in 12-point, black font and double-spaced. The educator's name and email address should be included on each page. Please insert page numbers on the first page of the creative essay. Thus, the first page after the cover page of the creative essay should read Page 1.


    Please email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com submissions by 11:59 p.m. on March 30, 2013.


    Purpose of Submissions:

    Select submissions will be included in a series of anthologies scheduled for release in 2012. Educators whose submissions are accepted for publication in an anthology will not receive monetary compensation. However, they will receive(1) name recognition; (2) the option of including their bio and/or background information regarding their adult education programs in the anthology; and (3) an invitation to speak at the press event for the anthology.

    Educators whose submissions are accepted for publication in an anthology will be able to purchase copies of the anthology with their submissions at a discounted rate. Additionally, educators whose submissions are accepted for publication in an anthology will have the option to sell the anthology as a fundraiser for an ABE/Pre-GED/GED program of their choosing.

    Please No Telephone Calls. Email inquiries ONLY! For more details, email Lynn Pinder at lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com. Please type "Adult Educator Submission Question" in Subject line.

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
    Poems, Short Stories, and Creative Essays


    TAKE ACTION! Publishing is seeking writers to submit original poems, short stories and/or creative essays on any of the following themes/topics:

    (1) Overcoming an Addiction/Bad Habit;
    (2) Overcoming Domestic Violence/Abuse;
    (3) Overcoming Low Self-Esteem/Depression;
    (4) Overcoming Personal Challenges/Barriers;
    (5) Overcoming Racism and/or Hatred;
    (6) Overcoming Grief and Loss;
    (7) Overcoming Divorce;
    (8) Overcoming Anger and Bitterness;
    (9) Overcoming Eating Disorders and/or Weight Anxieties;
    (10) Overcoming a Health Crisis and/or Disease;
    (11) Overcoming Negative Attitudes;
    (12) Overcoming Poverty; or
    (13) Overcoming Defeat

    TAKE ACTION! Publishing welcomes aspiring or seasoned writers to submit original, unpublished poems, short stories (fiction), and/or creative essays (non-fiction) describing how they or someone they know tackled one of the themes/topics listed above.

    Poems can range from 100 - 1,000 words. Short stories, and/or creative essays can range from 1,000 - 13,000 words.

    All entries will be considered for inclusion in a series of anthologies scheduled for publication in late 2009 and/or 2010.

    All submissions should include a cover page with the following information:
    (1) the title of the poem, short story, and/or creative essay;
    (2) author's name and/or pen name;
    (3) author's email address;
    (4) author's telephone number;
    (5) author's mailing address; and
    (6) the theme/topic that is addressed by the poem, short story, and/or creative essay

    The first page of each submission should start directly with the author's poem, short story, and/or creative essay. Be sure to put page numbers on every page submitted, except the cover page. Also, be sure to double space each line and to use 12 point, black font.

    Writers should email submissions to lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com by 3 p.m. on the 28th calendar day of each month.

    TAKE ACTION! Publishing DOES NOT OFFER monetary payment for accepted submissions. However, individuals whose original poems, short stories, and/or creative essays are selected for inclusion in one of our anthologies will be invited to join our Writers' Network.

    Membership in the Writers Network includes the following categories:

    BASIC (FREE)

    (1) inclusion of at least one original poem, short story, and/or creative essay in one of our anthologies;
    (2) half-price discounts on the anthology that contains your writing(s);
    (3) access to public announcement and press kit templates;
    (4) an invitation to participate in the national press release for the anthology that contains your writing(s); and
    (5) an opportunity to earn income for selling the anthology that contains your writings

    *TAKE ACTION! Publishing has the right to decline submitted writings. Submitting an original poem, short story, and/or creative essay to TAKE ACTION! Publishing does not guarantee inclusion in any of our anthologies. All submitted writings are reviewed and selected based on the relevance to the anthology theme/topic and the quality of the writing.*

    DELUXE

    These additional items can be included for a $15.95 charge per item:

    (1) a full page bio;
    (2) a head shot picture; and
    (3) your contact information page

    **All membership fees are non-refundable. **

    Call 1-800-929-1418 or email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com to submit your original poem, short story, and or creative essay for consideration!

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    Other Important Information You Should Know:

    - The term, original, means that (1) you - not anyone else - created the writing that you submitted to TAKE ACTION! Publishing for inclusion in one of our anthologies; and (2) the work that you have submitted has not already been published in print or included in any other anthology.

    - Original poems, short stories, and personal essays included in our anthologies are NOT considered to be the property of TAKE ACTION! Publishing. Members can retain ownership of all their submitted writing(s). However, members should know that their submitted writing(s) will receive some form of editing before publication.

    - In order to become a DELUXE member with TAKE ACTION! Publishing, you must have first been invited to become a BASIC member. TAKE ACTION! Publishing has the right to decline submitted writings. Submitting an original poem, short story, and/or creative essay to TAKE ACTION! Publishing does not guarantee inclusion in any of our anthologies. All submitted writings are reviewed and selected based on the relevance of the anthology topic and the quality of the writing.

    - TAKE ACTION! Publishing sets a maximum sale price for all of its publications. Members may lower the price of our books/anthologies at their discretion, but should not raise the price beyond the sale price established by TAKE ACTION! Publishing.

    Call 1-800-929-1418 or email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com to submit your original poem, short story, and/or creative essay for consideration!