Greetings!  And welcome to the first ever Publishing in Color Online Conference!  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 October 5-10, 2020, but don’t worry – attendees can enjoy session recordings for the following 3 months.

There are many opportunities where you can participate:

  • Keynote presentations from Joyce Dinkins (Our Daily Bread Ministries) and Melva Henderson (author)
  • Over 20 presentations from leading Christian publishing industry experts and authors
  • 6 days of content, with no overlapping presentations, so you can easily see all of the speakers. – but don’t worry – attendees can enjoy session recordings for the following 3 months.
  • Worship service
  • Live group Q&A discussions with featured speakers (via Zoom) – an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions
  • 17 live book discussions with selected speakers (via Zoom) – an opportunity for you to learn more about our speakers’ books, to learn how they talk about their own books, and to ask them questions
  • After you register for the conference you will have the opportunity to sign up for 1-on-1 virtual meetings with a variety of publishing industry experts and authors. (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 feedback (via Zoom)
  • “Submit your pitch” program (by email)
  • Writing resources delivered to your door
  • Early access to the Beta release of the new AuthorConnect online networking platform for spiritual writers

 

Tuition for the main conference is only $119 and includes all presentations, live Q&A with speakers, live book discussions, elevator pitches, worship service, writing resources, and an open-mic session.

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, or PayPal Credit 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 / Zondervan
  • Penguin Random House
  • Our Daily Bread Ministries
  • Literary agent Jevon Bolden
  • Literary agent Rachelle Gardner
  • Baker Publishing Group / Revell Books, Bethany House
  • Christianity Today
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Broadleaf Books
  • InterVarsity Press
  • Moody Press
  • Harambee Press
  • Leafwood Publishers
  • T.A.L.K. Publishing
  • Vine Publishing
  • Pam Perry PR
  • Writing for Your Life

Conference Schedule with presentation descriptions

Conference Speakers

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

Optional seminar: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer (separate registration required)

 

Registration Now Open! Click on the link below to pay for your registration (credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, or PayPal Credit 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 now closed.  These scholarships cover the cost of attendance but no other expenses.  They are intended for students and others who cannot afford the registration fee.

 

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.