In-Between: Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference

Posted March 21, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Conference/Workshop, Hodgepodge Newsletter

Date, Time, Cost Location Conference/Workshop
April 9 – 15, 2014
$220 – $1,597
Santa Cruz Mountains
Conference Center
37 Conference Drive
Felton CA 95018
Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference
The oldest Christian writers’ conference in America for fiction and nonfiction as a one-of-a-kind laboratory for training writers at every skill level, from unpublished to professional, and has become the only place that offers help to writers in every genre and phase of their careers.

We continually research the latest trends in writing and publishing, seeking out the foremost experts. Our programs have proven themselves as profitable tools in helping Christian writers. We hear from people each year crediting this conference with the effective start of their writing careers. And many agents, publishers and editors encourage writers to attend our conference.

This year, James Rubart (co-host of the Novel Marketing Podcast) will be speaking, and Author Media’s very own Thomas Umstattd will give some special Night Owl talks. The time when writers from all over the world congregate in the redwoods of California to hone their skills, learn the craft of writing, talk to editors and agents, and participate in other writerly activities. Including coining words like “writerly”.

The first two days are Head Start, which gives each participant a ‘head start’ on the basics of professional writing and insight into the publishing world.

Apply for Mentoring Track application TBD for an additional cost of $75. You must apply for this, and then be accepted, and the deadline is March 28, 2014.

Any registrant may send the first 20 pages of two manuscripts, two articles, 2 children’s books, 5 poems, or 3 devotionals ahead of the conference for either critiquing or editorial review. Editorial review is by an editor of your choosing to see if your project is something he/she might be interested in for their company. It does not necessarily include critiquing. Critiquing is by published freelance writers with years of expertise in your area of writing, who will assess your work, offering concrete observations and advice. (If you have never been published, you should choose critiquing instead of editorial review.)

All submissions must be in hard copy and postmarked by Saturday, April 5, 2014, or received at Mount Hermon at the latest Tuesday, April 8th. Check Guidelines for the explanation of proper formatting.

NOTE: Bring along several copies of your manuscripts in case there is a second opportunity for submitting mid-conference.