Since Kingdom Pen was created over four years ago, we have always accepted articles, poems, and short story submissions for publication in the eMag and on our website. Pretty soon, we will also begin accepting submissions for serial novels to be published on our website, which we can’t wait to begin! (More details coming soon!)
In the meantime, I also want to make you aware of another new development here at Kingdom Pen. In the past, we have accepted article submissions without much focus. However, we will now have a writing theme for each month, where the majority of the articles for a particular month will focus on a single topic.
This doesn’t mean that we won’t publish an article if it is written on a topic differing from our monthly theme, but the topic of the month will take precedent. This change will not affect poetry or short story submissions; only articles.
Perhaps you are now wondering what the theme is for this month, March? Well, while Kingdom Pen certainly doesn’t advocate falling into line with the traditions of our culture, we have decided to play along this time. March, in case you didn’t know, is Women’s History Month! Therefore, this month’s topic: Female Characters.
We are living in unique times, and in the world of story, there is much debate over how female characters should be portrayed, whether they be in novels, films, or even video games. We have all heard the culture’s cry that we need more “strong” female protagonists, and that the “Damsel In Distress” trope should die a horrible and painful death, but what should our mindset be as Christians? How should we confront the increasingly popular example of women warriors, and women in the military?
Controversy aside, this month’s writing theme could be taken in other directions as well. Just how does one write from the perspective of a female protagonist if one is male? Is not the female creature supposed to be an unfathomable well of unknown depths and mysterious mystery?
We hope you find this topic as fascinating as we do, and we look forward to your submissions and sharing them here on our website!
We have also created topics for the other months of this year, although these topics are subject to change. Let us know what you think. What topics would you like to see receive a month of devotion?
Portrayal of Christianity: Allegories, symbolism, and shove-it-down-your-throat-preaching
Killing Writer’s Block: Inspiration and tips for the weary writer
Warfare In Writing
Outlining and Structure
Gore and Darkness: How much is too much?