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Micky ScottBey Jones @ Publishing in Color: A Publishing Conference for Spiritual Writers of Color

  • Abingdon Press Nashville, TN (map)

Publishing in Color conferences foster relationships between writers of color and representatives from the spiritual publishing industry. Several acquisition editors will be here, looking for new writers of color. The conference is particularly focused on serving under-represented groups such as African Americans, Latinx Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

Connecting storytellers with editors and agents who can midwife them is the purpose of this conference. Bring your stories, learn about publishing, and meet many editors and agents who might help you take them to market. Not to mention a community of like-minded authors!

Is writing your calling? Listen to and speak with our caring and experienced group of industry veterans. #discernment

The conference will emphasize networking, relationship building, and learning “how to get published”. Participating companies will be accepting book proposals.

The main conference will take place on Saturday October 19, 2019, with a pre-conference seminar, “The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer” on Friday  October 18 (separate registration required).  Both the conference and the retreat will take place at Abingdon Press (the United Methodist Publishing House) at 2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228.

This is your chance to meet acquisition editors and other key representatives from:

  • Abingdon Press

  • HarperCollins

  • Thomas Nelson

  • Westminster John Knox Press

  • Upper Room Books

  • Harambee Press

  • Jevon Bolden, literary agent

Our featured author speakers are Saundra Dalton-SmithKarynthia Phillips, and Micky ScottBey Jones.

A very special THANK YOU to our conference co-sponsor: Abingdon Press

Early bird registration for the main conference is only $99 (through September 15) and includes all conference sessions, 1-on-1 meetings, open mic, and refreshments. Attendee contact info will be provided to all attending industry representatives. Beginning September 16, regular price registration will be $129.

Registration Now Open! Click on this link to pay now (credit card, debit card, PayPal, or PayPal Credit are accepted; all payments are processed through PayPal). After you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to the name and email address you enter into PayPal (or the one associated with your PayPal account) within 5 days. If you need to change the name and email address please let us know.