Learn from experienced professionals.  Renowned Christian authors, editors and publishers will be available.


Writer’s Track Instructions

First Page Peer Critiquing Instructions

So you want to be a writer?  Where do you begin?  What steps should you take?  The Speak Up Conference brings in renowned Christian authors, editors and publishers to help walk participants through the process of preparing a fiction or a nonfiction book proposal for submission beginning with the initial steps, learning to captivate readers with excellent storytelling, and deciding whether self-publishing is an option for you. Learn tips and tools-of-the-trade from experienced professionals.

Participants in the Writers Track will have the opportunity for at least three face-to face appointments with an editor, agent, established author, or other industry professional for 15 minutes.  This time can be used to pitch a project idea or book proposal to a publisher rep or agent, get feedback on a manuscript in progress, brainstorm with an author mentor, or just ask questions. The professionals are experts in their field and they are at the conference because they want to help you.

In addition to the keynote addresses and personal appointments, there are many breakout sessions available:

As well as options that overlap into both tracks:

* Denotes “new” this year

Publishing Houses & Publishing Experts that will be represented:

Agencies represented