Does the Bible Give Submission Advice? Yes!

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By Kimberly Rae

So you’re a writer. When you need advice about sending out submissions, or even about writing in general, you likely look to the internet, to writer blogs, to other writers.

How about the Bible? Does the Bible have anything to say that will help us be better writers and submitters?


Sure does!

Here are several verses I was given way back when I first started writing. I wish I could remember who compiled them so I could give them credit, but I don’t, so we’ll just give the credit to God for writing the Book in the first place. =)

These verses helped me direct my efforts; I hope they help you, too!

Should you Brave Sending Out your Work?

Cast your bread upon the waters,
For you will find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Should You Send Simultaneous Submissions?

Give a serving to seven, and also to eight,
For you do not know what evil will be on the earth.

Ecclesiastes 11:2

Should You Give in to Writer’s Block?

He who observes the wind will not sow,
And he who regards the clouds will not reap.

Ecclesiastes 11:4

Submitting and Being Rejected, Should You Keep Trying?

In the morning sow your seed,
And in the evening do not withhold your hand;
For you do not know which will prosper,
Either this or that,
Or whether both alike will be good.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

What Should You Write About?

She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 31:26

Should You Market Your Own Work?

That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.

Psalm 26:7

Should You Believe in What You Do, Feel Confident About Your Writing?

She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.

Proverbs 31:18

How Should You Feel about Your Goals for the Future?

Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.

Proverbs 31:25

A Final Motivation

This will be written for the generation to come,

That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. 

Psalm 102:18

Have any to add? Share here! And Happy Writing!

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Kimberly Rae has lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia. Her books on international human trafficking and missions (Stolen Woman, Stolen Child, Stolen Future) are all Amazon bestsellers. Her currents projects include a teen series on human trafficking and her Sick & Tired Series on living with chronic health problems. Find out more at Sign up for Kimberly’s newsletter and get a free download of her award-winning book, From Africa With Love!
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  1. Precarious Yates

     /  May 1, 2013

    Fantastic verses! This makes me want to read Ecclesiastes today, not only as a writer but as a farmer too.


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