July 12-16: International Christian Retail Show; Denver, Colorado. Contact: Scott Graham, Box 62000, Colorado Springs CO 80962-2000; 800-252-1950 or 719-265-9895; email@example.com; www.christianretailshow.com. Badges available through bookstores or Christian book publishers. Not open to the public.
July 16-18: Karitos Christian Arts Conference; Bolingbrook, Illinois. Contact: Bob Hay, 24-B N. Belmont Ave., Arlington Heights IL 60004-6174; 847-749-1284; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.karitos.com. Features workshops in all areas of the arts, including writing.
July 23-25 - Midwest Writers Workshop; Muncie, Indiana. Contact: Midwest Writers, Dept. of Journalism, Ball State University, Muncie IN 47306-0484; 765-282-1055; fax 765-285-7997; email@example.com; www.midwestwriters.org. Editors and agents in attendance. Offers full scholarships.
July 25-31: Montrose Christian Writers Conference; Montrose, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patti Souder, c/o Montrose Bible Conference, 5 Locust St., Montrose PA 18801-1112; 800-598-5030; 570-278-1001; fax (570)278-3061; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.montrosebible.org. Includes advanced & teen tracks. Editors and agents in attendance. Offer partial scholarships.
July 26-31: GMA Music in the Rockies Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. Contact: John W. Styll, director, 1205 Division St., Nashville TN 37203; 800-GMA-3211 or 615-242-0303; www.gospelmusic.org.
July 26-August 7: The Glen Workshop; St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact: Julie Mullins, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe NM 87505-4599; 206-281-2988; email@example.com; www.imagejournal.org/page/events/the-glen-workshop. Offers an advanced track. Two editors from Image in attendance; no agents. Offers full and partial scholarships.
July 27-30 - Oregon Christian Writers Conference; Canby, Oregon (near Portland). Contact Through Website: www.oregonchristianwriters.org. Offers an Advanced Track or 7-hour tracks of your choice under one instructor. Editors and agents in attendance.
July 29-August 3: The Writing Academy Seminar; Minneapolis, Minnesota. Contact: Mar Korman, 1128 Mule Lake Dr. NE, Outing MN 56662; 218-792-5144; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wams.org.