“Coming to Mount Hermon was a pivotal moment in my writing career,” a First-Timers Contest award winner said.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to experience the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, so you too could have that “pivotal moment.”
But maybe you’ve been in this First-Timers award winner’s shoes. “I had heard wonderful things about Mount Hermon, but our tight budget meant a conference was not in the cards this year.”
Guess what? If you’ve never attended and always wanted to go, you can enter the First-Timers Contest and perhaps win a full scholarship to the 2019 conference. Ten winners will each receive free registration, economy (multiple occupancy) lodging, and meals (travel expenses not included).
If you haven’t previously considered attending, you may want to consider what these contest winners said about the conference’s benefits:
- “The faith on campus was palpable, and I was refreshed and restored in a way I was not anticipating. I left not only with a pocket full of contacts, but also a deep assurance that God had a plan and a purpose for my writing.”
- “I walked away with some practical tools I needed, but God also confirmed what I had been sensing: that for me writing needs to be a ministry and that if I am with the Lord, I have everything I need.”
Already published? No, problem. The contest is open to both published and unpublished writers. Send a five-page fiction or non-fiction writing sample, one entry per person. Entries must be in English and do not need to be overtly Christian but must have a Judeo-Christian worldview.
With no entry fee, all you need to do is polish those five pages and send them in. The deadline to enter is December 10 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
There are guidelines that must be followed, so here are all the details.
You could be a winner and leave the conference repeating what these former winners said:
- “The business of writing is full of ups and downs but the peace that I received at Mount Herman is sustaining me until I can come back for more next year!”
- “I’m grateful for my time at Mount Hermon and the chance to attend as a contest winner. It was my first time at the conference, but I hope it won’t be my last.
The first step is the hardest. What are you waiting for? Take that first step.