The seventh annual Antelope Valley Christian Writers’ Conference, May 4-5, is quickly approaching. If you enjoy writing, and you’d like to sharpen your skills and learn how the publishing business works, you are welcome to join us. Registration is now open. Our keynote speaker will be author and mentor Cecil Murphey. (You might know him as the author of Ninety Minutes in Heaven.) Meet agent Bill Jensen, grammar expert Kathy Ide, magazine columnist B.J. Taylor, novelist Kathi Macias, and more. Between them they have over a century of experience in training writers for today’s competitive market.
You can attend workshops in a wide array of creative categories. A special program (with a discounted price) is offered for teen writers, age 12-17. Fellowship with other writers who share your calling. Receive a free critique for your latest writing project. Pitch your book idea directly to our publishers and agents. Together, we can help you take your writing to the next level. We’re located in the High Desert of Southern California, within easy driving distance from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, or Ventura County. Or you can also get here via the Metrolink commuter train from Downtown LA or Burbank Airport.
Complimentary refreshments, a continental breakfast, and a catered lunch will be served. A special deal is available for any church or school sending five people or more. Please have a look at our website, at www.avwriters.com. ; Or write to us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome you to join us for this time of refreshing in the desert.
NEW CONTEST Our friends at Deep River Books are looking for the next bestselling Christian book to publish and it could be you! A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from each category of Fiction and Non-Fiction and will be awarded a royalty-based publishing contract through Carmichael Publishing (a division of Deep River Books). One Second Place prize winner (chosen from either category) will be given a $1000 certificate to use toward a publishing contract with Deep River Books, and one Third Place prize winner will receive a $750 certificate to use toward a publishing contract with Deep River Books. Winners whose manuscripts do not win but are worthy of mention will be awarded a "Certificate of Merit." The contest deadline has been extended due to popular demand; all entries must be received no later than Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. To learn more visit www.deepriverbooks.com/contest.html
Sally Stuart has been writing for the last 40+ years, and put out the annual Christian Writers Market Guide for 26 years. She has retired from that task starting with the 2012 edition. Her other writing includes several Christian education resources books, a children's picture book, a basic writing text, writing resources, and a western novel--plus hundreds of articles and marketing columns. She writes a Q & A column for the "Christian Communicator,and the Oregon Christian Writers' Newsletter. She speaks and teaches at Christian Writers' Conferences nationwide. Sally is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 8. She and her husband, Norm, spend their free time vacationing on the Oregon coast.