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Two Christian Writers Will Each Win Six-Month Certificates for at the OC Christian Writers Conference

by Staff
March 7, 2011
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IRVINE, Calif., ( -- The OC Christian Writers Conference announces a book proposal writing contest with two winners earning six-month subscriptions to Attendees of the 2011 OC Christian Writers Conference are eligible to submit either a one-page synopsis of their book proposal or query/cover letters for consideration. The two best entries will be announced at lunch during Saturday's conference on April 30, 2011 in Irvine, California. was established by member publishers of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) as an online service to review unsolicited proposals. This service provides a rare opportunity to have a book idea potentially reviewed by editors of royalty-based traditional Christian publishing houses. Online submission is easy and extensive new-author resources are available on the site.

During the years many authors have been discovered as a result of their listing on the site. One notable writer is Susan Meissner, winner of the 2009 Christian Book Award and author of The Shape of Mercy. She confirms "When you are a new, un-agented writer, getting a manuscript or even a proposal reading by a well-known publishing house can be extremely difficult. bridged the distance between me and trusted publishing houses by providing a meeting ground that was truly the starting point for my career as a novelist."

You will find many fascinating testimonies and guidelines for submitting a book proposal and query/cover letter at

The OC Christian Writers Conference is in its 27th year of providing learning and networking opportunities for inspirational writers. Conference speakers Simon Tolkien, grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien and Loyola Press Editor Vinita Wright spearhead a diverse panel of publishers, editors, novelists, bloggers, screen writers, columnists, and freelance editors. The conference will also feature 27 workshops, four book acquisition editors, three literary agents, two keynote speakers, and up to two consultations with a faculty member of your choice.

Mary Demuth is teaching memoir writing. Literary agents Lauren Yoho and Jenni Burke, both of D.C. Jacobson and Associates, will be teaching and meeting with conferees; award winning author Kathi Macias will teach writing, "On Task, On Target, On Time"; freelance editor Mick Silva will present, "The New Publishing Rules"; Waterbrook Press associate editor Alice Crider will present, "The Entrepreneurial Author", just to name a few examples.

The OC Christian Writers Conference is one of the longest running writers conferences in California and is dedicated to bringing in the best speakers, editors, and authors to mentor and instruct writers in almost every avenue of inspirational writing. By featuring writing contests and awards, the conference works to single out writers of exceptional talent and promise. For more information go to

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