The purpose of the Publishing in Color conference is to foster relationships between prospective authors from under-represented groups and representatives from the spiritual publishing industry. Several acquisition editors and literary agents will be here, looking for new writers of color. The conference is particularly focused on serving under-represented groups such as African Americans, Latinx Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans however it is open to any prospective spiritual writer.

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!

The conference will emphasize networking, relationship building, and learning “how to get published”. Participating companies will be accepting book proposals.

The main conference will take place on March 25-26, 2019, with post-conference DigDeeper Retreats on March 27 (separate registration required).  Both the conference and the retreats will take place at the University of Southern California on the University Park Campus at the University Religious Center (URC) – located at E3 on this map. Our featured keynote speakers are Mako Fujimura, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Sharon Koenig, Kaitlin Curtice, and Joyce Dinkins.

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This is your chance to meet acquisition editors and other key representatives from:

 

Early-bird tuition (through Feb. 28) for the main conference is $229 and includes all General Sessions and Breakout Seminars, 1-on-1 meetings, and refreshments. Attendee contact info will be provided to the attending industry representatives. Regular price registration will be $259 (March 1 and thereafter).

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Keynote Speakers

Publishing Industry Speakers

Conference Schedule

Breakout Seminar Descriptions

Also Included: 1-on-1 meetings, Attendee contact info will be provided to the attending industry representatives, Bookstore, Open mic

Lodging and Transportation

Nearby restaurants

 

Additional, optional events for you to consider:

DigDeeper Retreat with Joyce Dinkins and Brian Allain (separate registration required; additional 0.5 CEUs available) – March 27

DigDeeper Retreat with Marilyn McEntyre and Brian Allain (separate registration required; additional 0.5 CEUs available) – March 27

Writing for Your Life conference (separate registration required; additional 1.0 CEUs available) – March 28-29

 

All conference participants are required to abide by our Code of Conduct.

We are currently seeking donations to the Publishing in Color Scholarship Fund, so that a limited number of deserving people can attend for free.  These scholarships cover the cost of the conference but not other expenses such as travel or lodging.  We are not currently accepting applications for scholarships but hope to do so soon.

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A very special THANK YOU to our conference sponsor: Writing for Your Life.

All conference information is subject to change.

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.