Learn how to get published August 3-4, 2018

Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference offers the highest quality at the lowest price!

You’ll be taught and meet privately with editors, agents and professional writers who will help you get your work published.

The two-day conference on the Upland, Indiana, campus is sponsored by Taylor University’s respected Professional Writing program chaired by Dr. Dennis Hensley.

Plan to attend 2018 now! This year’s conference sold out, so we’re working to increase our faculty and programming to accommodate many more writers.

Details for the third annual conference will be online soon, but for now, check out the 2017 avaluations and the outstanding faculty and program from 2017.

What others saying:

An excellent, truly “professional” conference from beginning to end. A well-thought-out roster of faculty and keynoters. This is a conference you do not want to miss if you want to be published. Cindy Sproles, author, speaker, managing editor Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

This is a conference for those writers serious about getting into print, featuring professional editors, agents and writers who are experts in the craft and marketing for publication. James N. Watkins, award-winning author and speaker.

This is an awesome conference! Where else can you attend a two-day conference with a super faculty of presenters for less than a hundred bucks?! Bam! Amazing conference! Linda Glaz, author and literary agent.

The campus is easy to navigate. The food is great. The panel of instructors is top notch, and I especially like the fact that they are so approachable and willing to offer constructive criticism and advice. I love everything about this conference, and I hope it continues for years to come and that I am able to be a participant. Jodi, 2017 attendee

It was truly the best conference I have ever attended. The spirituality was there. The fellowship and food were wonderful. Most of all, the quality of the presentations was superb. Christina, 2017 attendee

This conference impacted my career in countless ways. God is doing great things with this conference. I can’t wait to return! Laura, 2017 attendee


Just $99* gets you two days of sessions to hear from agents, editors, publicists, and other publishing professionals, a one-on-one appointment, Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast and lunch.

(Overnight accommodations are additional and are available on campus or at area hotels. See the Accommodations page for more details.)

Taylor University’s Professional Writing Program is recognized for its students becoming published authors of articles and even books before graduating from the program.

Now you can learn from Christian editors, agents, and professional writers at the university’s writing conference August 4-5, 2017 on the Upland, Indiana, campus.

Faculty for the 2017 conference include:

Bob Hostetler: award-winning author and editor
Chip MacGregor: agent, owner of MacGregor Literary
Linda Glaz: agent with Hartline Literary Agency
Dennis Hensley: author, professor in the Professional Writing program
Cindy Sproles: author, editor, cofounder Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, cofounder of ChristianDevotions.us
• Lin Johnson: author and editor of The Christian Communicator
• Katie Long: acquisitions editor Wesleyan Publishing HouseLight from the Word
Rachael Phillips: author, humorist
James Watkins: author, editor ACW Press
• Rebekah Blomenberg: line editor, Annie’s Publishing
• Estee Zandee: editorial assistant, Zondervan Publishing House
Kate Jameson: editorial assistant, Focus on the Family
• Dawn Anderson: editor, Kregel Publications
• Lawrence Wilson: acquisitions editor, DustJacket Books
Michele Israel Harper: acquisitions editor, L2L2 Publishing

Check the Faculty page for more information and bios!

*(Current Taylor University Professional Writing majors, contact Linda Taylor at the email address below to receive a discount on the registration price.)

Linda Taylor
Taylor University
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, Indiana 46989
Phone: (765) 998-5591

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