When I attended my first writers’ conference years ago, I didn’t realize how dramatically it would change my life. I met so many professionals in the publishing industry and authors I admired (and came to admire later). And it really kicked off my own writing career!
Major writers’ conferences can be expensive. But they can be valuable investments in our future.
If you’ve always wanted to attend the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, but never been able to afford it, I have exciting news for you.
Mount Hermon is running a First-Timers Contest for the 2017 conference. Ten winners will each receive a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals.
There is NO FEE to enter this contest. It is open to both published and unpublished writers.
Just send a five-page writing sample (fiction or nonfiction). In addition to writing quality, winners will be determined based on the answers to these questions:
- Why do you want to attend the Mount Hermon Writers Conference?
- Why have you never attended before?
- What do you hope to get out of attending in 2017?
Once submissions are narrowed down based on those factors, the final decision will be made based on prayerfully asking for the Holy Spirit’s leading.
Deadline to enter is December 30 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Go to http://writers.mounthermon.org/resources/first-timers-contest for details, guidelines, and submission instructions.
Please spread the word to anyone you know who might benefit from this amazing conference.
Kathy Ide, Director
Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference