Publishing in Color (PIC) hosts a network of talented publishing staffers and remarkable freelancers for the growth of ethnic diversity in Christian publishing. We bring hands and hearts to the ongoing work—including the stories and images that further Christian publishers’ missions—to share biblical truth with everyone.

PIC encourages, equips, and comes alongside to offer techniques and tools for telling individuals’ stories successfully in books, booklets, short and long articles, podcasts, illustrations, and film.

PIC seeks to serve Christ as we serve others through our conference gatherings, networking, and sharing resources. PIC connects individuals with publishers and others committed to increased, multiethnic representation.

The PIC scholarship helps pay for selected individuals to attend a future PIC conference at no charge.


In 2023, Joyce Dinkins became the owner and director of Publishing in Color. She has also served with the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) board since 2022 to cultivate opportunities for diverse people, including through “Open Door” internships and “Emerging Leader” mentoring. She is a member of the Academy of Christian Editors.

Joyce shares her story and her passion for Publishing in Color in “Lift Every Voice,” on the “Where Ya From?” podcast of Our Daily Bread Ministries Voices Collection.

Joyce has served Publishing in Color since 2017, provided a keynote at the first PIC conference in New Jersey in 2018, and served at the conferences in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and virtually since 2020.

Brian Allain founded Publishing in Color in 2017. He retired as director in 2022. In 2024, he launched Find Your Next Calling (FYNC) to support women, people of color, and pastors with weekly support and discussion meetings and an online course.