Publishing in Color

Conferences for Spiritual Writers of Color


Publishing in Color is a series of conferences for groups of spiritual writers of color who are currently under-represented in terms of the number of books published. These include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans. The goals of these conferences are to:

  • Foster relationships between spiritual writers of color and representatives of spiritual book publishing companies and spiritual magazines
  • Provide networking and educational opportunities so that prospective writers can learn more about how to work with these publishers and magazines
  • Result in an increased number of books and articles published by writers of color

People of color have important stories to tell that shape the great American narrative. Heroic struggles for justice; incredible contributions to technology, science and the arts; remarkable resistance and resilience are hallmarks of these stories.

Check out this video, where one of our conference alums describes how a Publishing in Color conference helped her land a three book deal! Several books deals, literary agent signings, and magazine articles have already resulted from our conferences.

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Save the Date!!!

  • The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Charlotte – March 26, 2020
  • The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Milwaukee – April 24, 2020
  • Publishing in Color Milwaukee – April 25, 2020
  • The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Minneapolis – April 29, 2020

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Publishing in Color has established a scholarship fund that will pay for selected individuals to attend a future Publishing in Color conference at no charge. The fund is currently accepting donations, and profits from the Publishing in Color conferences will be donated to this fund or directly to sponsorships for future Publishing in Color conferences. All scholarships for upcoming conferences have now been allocated.

The Publishing in Color conference series is sponsored by Writing for Your Life. We also produce Writing for Your Life conferences, which feature more authors than Publishing in Color conferences and are more focused on the art and craft of writing, and less on getting published.  Learn more about Writing for Your Life here. To be notified about future Writing for Your Life conferences please subscribe to the Writing for Your Life email newsletter: