creating unique Christian fiction through group writing projects
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:13-14
& Frequently Asked Questions
& What does “all rights” mean and why do you require them for all your submissions?
Rights refers to how many times something has been published and who gets to publish it. (Note, “published” means appearing in public in any medium, whether that be on a personal blog or printed in a magazine, etc.) If someone has first rights, then they are the first people to publish the article. Second rights is the second time it’s published, etc. If someone holds all rights, as PeP does, then they are the only people who will publish the article.
The reason PeP asks for all rights is because if people can read part or all of the books somewhere else, then readers will be unlikely to buy and read the book. We’d like the material in PeP projects to be fresh and new! Also, all of the submissions to PeP are written specifically for our project, and are not general topics.
If you feel you have unique circumstances and need your submission to a PeP project to appear publicly elsewhere, then please contact PeP, explain your situation, and request permission for reprint. The editor will consider the request and get back to you.
& When will the next project be?
PeP's goal is to have a book published once a year, however, it is difficult to foresee how long each project will take to complete. Each time PeP is open for new submissions an announcement will be sent to the email list and posted on this website.
& My submission was chosen for a project. How long until the book is out in print?
This question doesn’t have an exact answer, but it will likely take at least a year, if not more. It takes time for the book to be fine-tuned and edited. Then it has to go through the publishing process. The director will keep you updated of the book’s progress.
& Why doesn’t PeP pay for stories?
PeP is a relatively new business, and as any business, it takes years of the business owner paying out-of-pocket for everything before a profit is actually made. PeP’s goal is to pay authors upfront for all accepted submission, but it may be some time before this aim is reached. However, at the moment we can promise that each contributing author will at least receive a free copy of their book.
So in the mean time, why would you as an author want to offer your time and work? Well, your byline and bio on the website and in the book will be free advertising for you. Each time you are published, you have another credit to add to your portfolio. Plus, you are helping a new ministry/business and are able to be involved in and support the beginning phases of it. Besides, the projects are an awful lot of fun!
& I have an idea that would be cool for a PeP project, can I share it with you?
Sure! We would love to hear any ideas you have. However, if we use your idea, please be aware that the results of your original idea may change a lot by the time it's gone through the writing process. Do not submit an idea if it’s important to you that the storyline stays exact, or if you feel you need to be heavily involved in the process.
& Who's crazy idea was this, anyway?
Some of Amy's friends tease her that she started Peculiar People because she had too many ideas to ever possibly write them all by herself. Though there may be some truth in that, the first thought behind the group was that having a different author focusing on each character will build incredibly strong and unique fictional personalities.
All through her childhood Amy's wild imagination came up with many grand plans, but the hardest part was getting her friends to go along with them. Now she is delighted to have authors from all over the world joining her "schemes." Best of all, it's a fun way to unite authors and to spread the Truth of God.