The Pre-conference Clinics are designed to give beginning to intermediate writers an opportunity to focus on and move toward the next level in their writing journey.
You enjoy writing poems, articles, devotionals, or short stories, but you've dreamed of writing more, having your pieces published, and maybe trying longer works. You’re working on something now, but you know it needs polishing and you’re not sure what to do with it.
You've published a few articles, devotionals, short stories or have completed and edited a novel or book-length nonfiction. Maybe you've had your writing included in compilations or have even published a book or two. Now you have a new work-in-progress, but you need help to take it to the next level.
Participation in a Pre-conference Clinic is by application only. If you are accepted, the Registration team will be contacted and will register you for the same housing division you chose for the Main Conference.
A scene between two people, including dialogue. If your scene is part of a work-in-progress, include title, intended audience, and a paragraph about the plot and characters.
A sample of a nonfiction writing piece—an article, personal experience story, essay, or sample chapter. If your sample is from a work-in-progress, include title, intended audience, and a paragraph summary of your project.
These are the requirements for the sample you send in with your application for a Pre-conference Clinic. When you are assigned your mentor, she or he will give you more specific additional criteria for the writing you will submit to use during your time together in your clinic group. Your submission for your mentoring group may or may not be the same as your application sample writing.
Pre-conference: April 10–12, 2019
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