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Recommendations
"I came away overflowing with ideas, contacts, new friends, and renewed passion. Everything was so well organized, and the teaching was superb. This was the overall best writers conference I have been to in the last four years that I've been pursuing the writer's life."
—Donna Frisinger

"I never thought I could learn so much in so little time."
—Lynne Waite Chapman

"I love that Write-to-Publish packs so much information and support into four days. The first 24 hours alone were worth all the effort to get here. As a first-time attendee, I made contacts I could never have made on my own and received a glimpse behind the curtain into the publishing world. More than all that, the Christian atmosphere keeps our attention on who we are really writing for. Attending Write-to-Publish, even for the first time, was like coming home."
—Janet Beagle

 

Appointments
Faculty members will be available for 15-minute appointments during the day. Sign-up sheets will be posted Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.


Awards

Alumni Awards
Two awards will be presented at the banquet to alumni who attend this year. To be considered, mail a copy of the published book or a photocopy of another published manuscript after you register, postmarked by May 1, to Lin Johnson, Write-to-Publish, 9118 W. Elmwood Drive, Ste. 1G, Niles, IL 60714-5820. Only one entry per person. Indicate which award you are entering.
   New Writer: For the best, first-published manuscript by a conferee who attended in 2015 or 2016 and who had never been published before attending. The winner will receive a package of books worth $100.
   Writer of the Year: For the best work published since 2014. The winner will receive a check for $150.

Brimstone Fiction Editor's Choice Award
Rowena Kuo, executive editor of Brimstone Fiction, will choose the best novel from a yet-to-be-published book author at the conference. This award includes mentoring and a full book edit with the intent to submit the work to the publication board on completion. The manuscript must be finished and should be 60,000 to 80,000 words, in any category of fiction for the Christian or general market. To be considered, bring your first chapter to the conference, schedule an appointment with Rowena, and attend any of the manuscript critique groups she leads.


Free Books
We will award books for short completions of the following phrases:
  1. The funniest thing that happened to me as a writer is ...
  2. As a result of attending Write-to-Publish before, ...
  3. I deserve a free book because ...
Write the phrase number and your completion to one of these phrases on the registration site. You must be present in the evening sessions to win.


Door Prize for Christian Manuscript Submissions
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association is giving one conferee an award certificate for a free six-month, book-proposal submission ($98 value) to its
online manuscript submission service. If you are interested in winning this prize, drop a business card in the designated box at the conference. The winning card will be drawn at the banquet Saturday night.


Paul & Timothy Mentor Program
This program pairs conference alumni and first-timers to help new conferees feel welcome and more comfortable in the first couple of days and give alumni opportunities to mentor and share their wisdom. Even if you have attended only one conference, you have valuable experience to offer.

How it works: "Pauls" and "Timothys" will be assigned before the conference, so you can make initial contact before arriving. Once the conference begins, the two of you will eat lunch together the first day and stay in touch throughout the first couple of days. "Pauls" will help "Timothys" with questions about classes, appointments, critique groups, etc. Hopefully, both sets will benefit from the personal connections.

How to get involved: After you register for the conference, contact Letitia Suk at
Letitia.Suk @ gmail.com by May 31 to let her know you want to be involved. State whether you are a "Paul" (alumnus) or a "Timothy" (first-timer) and whether you are a man or woman (some names are not obvious). Letitia will match you and be available during the conference for any additional assistance.


Bookstore
The conference bookstore will be stocked with books and CDs on writing and related topics, as well as books authored by faculty members and conferees. If you cannot attend the conference, you may shop at the bookstore in the lobby of the Billy Graham Center during the day.


Selling Your Books
You may bring books you have authored or CDs you've produced to consign to the bookstore for a 15% commission on sales. Each item must be clearly priced (no prices only on signs) with no quantity pricing; don't use blue dots for price stickers. See the worker at the designated table in the lobby to consign in items beginning Wednesday morning and unconsign them before leaving. Download a consignment form
here, and fill it in before you come or include it with your shipment.

If you need to ship books, send them to: Lin Johnson, Write-to-Publish Conference, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. Do not ship before mid-May. Clearly mark the box as your books for consignment.

 
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