Press Service International which coordinates the young writer ministry in conjunction with Christian Today is calling for young people keen to explore their writing skills with Comment pieces published to an international audience.
18-30 years is the age bracket. Each young writer has their own editor to help them through the process.
The young people write once every 5 weeks - it is very simple, there are 5 weeks in each Cycle. There are 10 Cycles a year.
Christian Today is a news and comment site, it is part of CMCI (Christian Media Corporation Int) which houses 101 mast heads of which Christian Today Australia and Christian Today New Zealand are a part.
Comment writing is the writer’s take (view) on an issue - Christian topics, relationships and personal, community, arts, sport, commerce and industry - but not ‘sermons’ or ‘devotionals’ (thousands of other sites for these).
CMCI largest masthead is the Christian Post in the USA – massive, followed by Christian Today UK – also massive readership.
Welcome young people
We are on a drive for additional young people. This is not an appeal for literary dons, rather ordinary young people who would like some exposure with their own by-line and willing to have a go. Currently there are 110 such young people.
Please contact - Mark Tronson firstname.lastname@example.org
Or ring 0419 917 713
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html