The purpose of Publishing in Color conferences 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 voices – new writers of color. The conference is open to any prospective spiritual writer, however it is particularly focused on serving under-represented groups such as African Americans, Latino/a Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

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.

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

The conference will take place on November 8-9, 2018 at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, IL (suburban Chicago).

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

 

Regular price registration for the main conference is $199 and includes all General Sessions and Breakout Seminars, lunch, refreshments, the networking event, and one-on-one meetings.

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Keynote Speakers

Publishing Industry Speakers

Conference Schedule

Breakout Seminar Descriptions

Also Included: One-on-one meetings, Attendee info provided to publishers, Book Launch Checklist, Author Marketplace

Lodging

Nearby restaurants

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

A limited number of conference scholarships have been made available from the Publishing in Color Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships cover the cost of the conference but not other expenses such as travel or lodging.  We are no longer accepting new scholarship applications for the November conference.

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A very special THANK YOU to our conference sponsors: Christianity Today, InterVarsity Press, and Writing for Your Life.

All conference information is subject to change.

Writing for Your Life is pleased to offer 1.1 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).

 

Additional, optional events for you to consider:

DigDeeper Retreat (separate registration required; additional 0.5 CEUs available) – November 6

Writing for Your Life conference (separate registration required; overlaps with the Publishing in Color conference; additional 1.0 CEUs available) – November 7-8