We are excited to offer you several opportunities:

  • Optional private 1-on-1 meetings with select speakers (separate registration required; sign-up available after you register)  In addition to the Q&A with each speaker, all registered attendees can also pay an extra fee to have a private 1-on-1 virtual meeting (phone or Zoom) with one of the select speakers.  These private meetings are informal 20-minute “get to know you” meetings where writers can convey information about their project and ask questions. They are NOT manuscript review sessions, and the speakers are under no obligation to follow up with you after your meeting. The cost of each meeting is $30 and is non-refundable. The supply of meetings for each speaker is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. These meetings can take place either before, during, or after the conference at mutually convenient time for the attendee and speaker. Sign up will be available after you register for the conference. Speakers and other industry experts participating in this portion of the program are:
    • Amy Julia Becker (author)
    • Brandan Robertson (author)
    • Brian Allain (Writing for Your Life)
    • Dayna Olson-Getty (Herald Press)
    • Deborah Arca (Chalice Press)
    • Greg Johnson (WordServe Literary Agency)
    • Jana Riess (author)
    • Karoline Lewis (author)
    • Lil Copan (Broadleaf Books)
    • Lyn Cryderman (consultant)
    • Mary Benard (Skinner House)
    • Milton Brasher-Cunningham (Church Publishing, Inc.)
    • Rachelle Gardner (Books&Such Literary Agency)
    • Sharon Koenig (author)
    • Vivian Mabuni (author)
  • Q&A after each presentation – attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions after every presentation (via Zoom). These meetings are a rare chance to ask informal questions of someone heavily engaged in the publishing world.
  • Submit Your Pitch! – during the conference, or within two months afterwords, submit your book proposal or pitch to the conference’s agent or editor speakers (by email)
  • Open mic session – attendees will have the opportunity to present a short excerpt of their writing to other conference attendees.  Each speaker will have 5 minutes, including their introduction and reading.  Each speaker will be limited to 5 minutes. Sign-up will be available after you register for the conference – first-come, first-served. (via Zoom)
  • Emerging authors – get to know several new, up-and-coming authors.
  • AuthorConnect – attendees will enjoy access to the Beta release of the new AuthorConnect online networking platform for spiritual writers

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