7 Writers Conferences to Attend

Writer’s conferences are one of the best places to get your work in front of agents and acquisitions editors. While you can find conferences happening the year round, spring and summer have the most to offer.

Now, while you still have time to rearrange your work schedule and purchase plane tickets at a reasonable price, is a good time to look at what’s ahead, and what will meet your needs.

Here are several questions to consider as you study the conferences.

  1. Are the agencies and publishing houses you hope to join represented?

  2. Are they offering workshops you are interested in and can learn from?

  3. Is it within your budget? Not only must you consider the cost of the conference, you’ll also need to think about the cost of getting there, a hotel room, and meals. Which is why questions 1 and 2 are so critical. You certainly don’t want to shell out big dollars and then discover there’s nothing there for you.

7 Writers Conferences

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, March 18-22, Mt. Hermon, CA, http://writers.mounthermon.org/

Called to Write, April 7-9, Pittsburg, KS, https://calledtowriteconference.wordpress.com/

2016 Omaha Christian Writers Conference, Word Sowers, April 29-30, Omaha, NE, http://wordsowers.com/upcoming-events/annual-conference/

Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, May 22, 2016 – May 26, near Asheville, NC, http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/blueridgemountainchristianwritersconference#.VpurOxUrLDc

Write to Publish, June 8-11, Wheaton, IL, http://www.writetopublish.com/

ACFW 2016 Annual Conference, (American Christian Fiction Writers), August 25-28, Nashville, TN, http://www.acfw.com/conference

East Texas Christian Writers Conference October 28-29, Marshall, TX, https://www.etbu.edu/about/news/east-texas-christian-writers-conference/ (this web page has not yet been updated with 2016 info)

CrossRiver Media will be represented by myself or its founder, Tamara Clymer, at Called to Write, Word Sowers, Blue Ridge, Write to Publish, and East Texas. I hope to see you there!

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  1. Count me in. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Omaha conference and possibly Blue Ridge!

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