Greetings!  And welcome to Publishing in Color! Our next online conference takes place September 13-17, 2021, but don’t worry – attendees can enjoy session recordings for the following 3 months.

Many book deals, literary agent relationships, devotionals, book contributions, magazine essays, and more have resulted from Publishing in Color conferences.

Publishing in Color has only one objective: increase the number of books published by spiritual writers of color. This includes groups such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans, who have been under-represented in terms of the number of published books. Unfortunately we’re not able to gather together in person, so we’re doing the next best thing – bringing many publishing industry experts online for you! Several acquisition editors and literary agents are participating, looking for new writers of color.

Connecting storytellers with editors and agents who can midwife them is the purpose of this conference. Bring your stories, learn about publishing, and meet many editors and agents who might help you take them to market. Not to mention a community of like-minded authors!

Is writing your calling? Listen to and speak with our caring and experienced group of authors and industry veterans. You deserve a chance!!  #discernment

The conference will emphasize learning “how to get published”. Participating companies will be accepting book proposals. 

The online conference takes place September 13-17, 2021, but don’t worry – attendees can enjoy session recordings for the following 3 months.

There are many opportunities where you can participate:

  • Informative and inspiring presentations from leading publishing industry experts
  • 5 days of content, with no overlapping presentations, so you can easily see all of the speakers. – anddon’t worry – attendees can enjoy session recordings for the following 3 months.
  • Worship service
  • Live Q&A discussions with featured speakers (via Zoom) – an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions
  • After you register for the conference you will have the opportunity to sign up for up to four 1-on-1 virtual meetings with a variety of publishing industry experts. (These meetings are $10 each; Separate registration required; Sign up is available after you register for the conference.) Learn more here.
  • Open mic (via Zoom)
  • Elevator pitch practice session (via Zoom)
  • Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • “Submit your pitch” program (by email)
  • An introduction to the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Alma College
  • What Do You Need As A Writer? – this informal conversation is an opportunity for you to share and discuss the most important kinds of support you need as a writer

 

Tuition for the conference is only $49 and includes all presentations, live Q&A with speakers, elevator pitches, worship service, an open-mic session, and more.

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. Please check your Spam or Promotions folders in case our emails get stuck there. If you need to change the name or email address on your registration please let us know.

CLICK HERE to pay for your registration.

This is your chance to learn from acquisition editors or executives from:

  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Penguin Random House
  • Our Daily Bread Ministries
  • Literary agent Jevon Bolden
  • Literary agent Barb Roose
  • Literary agent Keely Boeving
  • Literary agent Sharon Norris Elliott
  • Literary agent Pete Ford
  • InterVarsity Press
  • St. Martin’s Essentials
  • Westminster John Knox Press
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Broadleaf Books
  • Guideposts
  • Tyndale House fiction
  • Chalice Press
  • Judson Press
  • Vine Publishing
  • T.A.L.K. Publishing
  • Writing for Your Life

Conference Schedule with presentation descriptions

Conference Speakers

Details on many included features (1-on-1 meetings, Submit Your Pitch!, Open mic, Elevator pitch, Attendee contact info will be provided to the attending industry representatives, and more)

Optional seminar: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Nov. 1-4, 2021 (separate registration required)

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Tuition for the conference is only $49 and includes all presentations, live Q&A with speakers, elevator pitches, worship service, an open-mic session, and more.

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. Please check your Spam or Promotions folders in case our emails get stuck there. If you need to change the name or email address on your registration please let us know.

CLICK HERE to pay for your registration.

 

Scholarships for the Publishing in Color Online Conference are available on a limited basis.  They are intended for students and others who cannot afford the registration fee. Learn more and apply here.

 

Writing for Your Life is pleased to offer 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for pastors for this writers’ conference. Writing for Your Life is the parent company of Publishing in Color and is a member of the Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (formerly the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry).

Profits from Publishing in Color conferences are donated to the Publishing in Color Scholarship Fund or to future Publishing in Color conference sponsorships.

 

By registering, all conference participants agree to abide by our Code of Conduct and Release Agreement.

All conference and seminar information are subject to change.