Writers Conference Guidelines

 

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This website and blog is dedicated to helping you master the conference submission process. You’ll learn what goes into writing different parts of your submission package and how to do it right. There's information on queries, cover letters, book proposals, article and manuscript formats, genre tips, meeting with faculty, making the most of your conference, conference links, resources, a glossary, and more. Plus samples of queries, proposals, and manuscript formats. Contributors include conference faculty, editors, publishers, agents, and experienced writers. This website will always be a work-in-progress. Feedback and comments are always welcome. 

How This Website Can Help You

The Publishing Process
The Writing Process
The Conference Process

Getting Published
The Publishing Process
Critique Groups
Your Submission Package

Query Letters
Cover Letters
Book Proposals
Marketing
Revise, Revise
Manuscript Formats
Choosing Your Market

Articles
Children
Christian Markets
Columns
Devotionals
Fantasy
Fiction
Fiction for Youth
Gift Books
Greeting Cards
Humor
Memoirs
Mystery
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Romance
Screenwriting
Short Stories
Travel
Women's Markets

Getting Your Pitch Right
Meeting with Faculty
Leveraging the Conference
Rejection
Connecting with Agents
Choosing a Conference

Conference Links


Learning More

Resources
Interviews
Blogs
Related Links
Glossary

This Web site was developed by a writer - to help other writers. Wondering about my credentials to manage this site? Here's a short bio:

John Vonhof is a freelance writer who writes for the Christian and secular markets. He has taught at the Mt. Hermon (2003-10), Florida (2004-11), Castro Valley (1999-2014), San Diego (2000), and Hercules (2001) Christian Writer's Conferences, The Bay Area Independent Publishers Association's Conference(2003 & 2005), and the Learning Annex (2000) in San Francisco. John has self-published four books and two booklets - two of the books have been picked-up by mainstream publishers, has been published in Christian and secular magazines, newsletters and Internet sites. He has published an e-zine for nine years and two blogs for four years. To learn more, click About Me.