If you are interested in learning about, supporting, or writing LGBTQ+ books of faith – join our online celebration! Our inaugural Publishing with Pride conference will be held online Feb. 8-12, 2021 (all conference recordings will be available to registered attendees for 3 months following the conference) and features leading authors and publishing industry professionals. Featured authors include Jonathan Merritt, Bishop Karen Oliveto, Brandan Robertson, Lenny Duncan, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Matthew Paul Turner, Mel White, and Leigh Finke. Our esteemed publishing industry professionals include Lil Copan (Broadleaf Books), Jessica Miller Kelley (Westminster John Knox Press), Deborah Arca (Chalice Press), and Cathleen Falsani (literary agent for LGTBQ+ clients). Finally our emerging writers series features Shannon Kearns, Laura Beth Buchleiter, and Clarissa Wilson!

Our online conference includes presentations, Q&A, book discussions, panels, “Submit your pitch”, networking lunch breaks, open mic, optional 1-on-1 virtual meetings with selected speakers, a worship service, and our emerging writers series.

Early bird tuition (through Jan. 8) for the main conference is only $169 and includes all conference elements other than the optional 1-on-1 virtual meetings. From Jan 9 forward, regular priced conference registration will be $199.

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Pay in 4, or PayPal Credit are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. Please check your Spam or Promotions folders in case our emails get stuck there. If you need to change the name or email address on your registration please let us know.

CLICK HERE to pay for your registration.

Previous Writing for Your Life conferences have been rated, on average, over 4.6 out of 5 by attendees!

We’re offering you 5 days of outstanding content!  But you have 3 months following the conference to enjoy it! We have for you:

  • Inspiring and practical presentations from accomplished authors and publishing industry experts
  • Our new “emerging writers” series
  • No overlapping sessions, so you can easily see all of them – and the recordings are available for the following 3 months
  • Worship service
  • Live Q&A sessions with featured speakers (via Zoom)
  • Optional 1-on-1 private virtual meetings with selected speakers (separate registration required; limited availability) – additional details here
  • Live book discussions with each author (via Zoom) – an opportunity for you to learn more about our speakers’ books and to ask them questions
  • Open mic (via Zoom)
  • “Submit your pitch” program (by email)
  • Networking lunch breaks
  • Panels
  • Access to the new AuthorConnect online networking platform for spiritual writers

Conference Schedule with presentation descriptions

Conference Speakers

Details on many features (Meetings with speakers, Submit Your Pitch, Open mic, AuthorConnect, and more)

Optional seminar: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer (separate registration required)

Optional private 1-on-1 meetings with speakers (separate registration required; sign-up available after you register) – additional details here

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Pay in 4, or PayPal Credit are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. Please check your Spam or Promotions folders in case our emails get stuck there. If you need to change the name or email address on your registration please let us know.

CLICK HERE to pay for your registration.

By registering, all conference participants agree to abide by our Code of Conduct and Release Agreement.

All conference and seminar information are subject to change.