Welcome to the Florida Christian Writers Conference! We are so glad you stopped by to check out what we have in store for you this year. This conference is nestled in the heart of Florida at Lake Yale Conference Center. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, and the spreading Oak trees beckon you to sit beneath their limbs and write a page or two in your journal.

It’s an opportune week to meet agents and editors, award winning writers and others who have heard the same call to write.  Come attend workshops and continuing classes that will sharpen your pen, develop your platform, and strengthen your resolve. Critique groups, meetings with agents and editors, writing contests, and camaraderie with fellow writers make this week one to remember.

If you have a book inside of you, if you have the dream to publish that book, and you don’t know where to begin, come be encouraged and trained at the Florida Christian Writers Conference February 22-26.

 

Dr. Dennis Hensley will be our Keynote speaker and a workshop leader. We are looking forward to gleaning from his years in the industry, his expertise, and his heart. Click on the pages above to learn more about the conference directors, faculty and classes, and how to register. Also, read our blog to find out more about the publishing industry and preparation for the conference. Sign up for e-mail updates so you don’t miss great articles from our faculty. 

We hope you can join us!

 

 

Newest Blog

Faculty Interview with Susan Reichert
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Bethany Jett

Susan Reichert, co-publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a national magazine for authors and readers. She is also the author of Storms in Life and is published in several anthologies and magazines. “I am a big proponent of writing your feelings, life thoughts, prayers and ideas in journals. Something I’ve done for over forty years.”
 

Workshop Presented by Susan:

How to Get More Readers Using Magazines/Libraries

Authors have a smorgasbord of venues available to promote themselves as authors and cultivate more readers. Their community library and magazines are just two of those venues. You will learn how to cultivate these resources. With the library in your community you will increase your recognition as an author. Find out what kind of events work best with libraries. Learn how to hold events and turn them into Part I and Part II; how to set them up, how to run them and capture the participants name and email are all part of the process. Meeting people in libraries boosts an author’s reputation and position as an author. This increases the author’s reader base which of course increases the author’s book sales. Once you know how to develop this model in your own community library you can take it into the surrounding communities and eventually across your state.

Magazines are a world of their own. There are numerous ways to boost your reputation as an author utilizing magazines. Best of all you have all types of magazines in every subject imaginable. Being published as a contributor in a magazine gives you recognition and can position you eventually as an expert if you continue showing up in not only that magazine but others. Learn how to cultivate magazines for contributing purposes; learn what to write that will get their attention and learn how to choose the magazines. There are also magazines that look for author’s to write short stories, so this gives you other resources in the magazine world. When readers see author’s name in their magazine they take notice. It’s like saying their magazine has endorsed this author. So they add your name to their author list to read. Learn how this world works best for authors to cultivate more readers.

The Interview

“Don’t tell God you’ll do what He wants, unless you mean it!” In this interview with Southern Writers Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Susan Reichert shares how to get published with Southern Writers, why libraries are great place to get in front of new readers, and the crucial importance of writing every single day, even if it’s in your journal.