I have been trying for a few weeks to take a more active role in publishing some of my material. There are a number of articles and random ideas that I have written over the years and there are quite a few youth lessons that I have worked on. I filled out the automated form at Lifeway.com and sent them some samples of my writing. I got this automated response today.
Thank you for sending to Student Ministry Publishing of LifeWay Christian Resources the sample materials we requested. Our editorial staff evaluated and approved your sample. This approval is not a guarantee of a writing assignment, but it does place your name in the file from which editors select writers. We appreciate your interest in writing for Student Ministry Publishing.
It isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. WOW! I’m on file! (sarcasm included) Anyway, I guess it is a first step.