Photo - Janna Cutler (nee Mills)
Queensland young writers have become well established in their numbers increased significantly in this past two years and we are celebrating.
The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today provide publishing columns for these young writers (18-30) - these young writers are mainly recruited through recommendations.
In any such ministry vetting becomes an issue where there are limited travel budgets and the process since our 2009 inception has been through recommendations by existing young writers.
They know the system backwards, recognise the publishing allotments, the 10 Cycles a year, the deadline dates, what Comment writing is about, and what are the taboos. It is much better coming from their connection although an “info pack” is sent to them.
This does not mean that from time to time someone from outside those numbers are not accepted, rather the preferred methodology is through recommendations.
Photo - Tom Anderson
Qld Young Writers
Brent Van Mourik
Russell Modlin a former young writer, now a senior writer is the ‘young writer representative’ on the Well-Being Australia Board.
Rebecca Moore a former young writer now a senior writer is the Week 2 editor.
Tom Anderson coordinates Week 3 and Tim Price editors Week 3.
Bridget Brenton coordinates Week 4 and Ashley Menelaws coordinates Week 5.
Photo - Wes Tronson
There are several panellists from Queensland – these are the people who mark the articles for the annual awards
To express an interest in becoming a young writer, contact Dr Mark Tronson at email@example.com or 0419 917 713
Photo - Hannah Edwards
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 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
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