If you register online, a link to your Appointment Request form is included in the acknowledgment letter you will receive when you hit “Submit.” If you register via the USPS and have provided an email address, your registration will be acknowledged via an email that will include a link to the Appointment Request form that needs to be submitted online to Barb Haley, our Appointments Coordinator.
To receive early registration preference your request must be submitted online by July 1. All appointment requests need to be submitted online by July 15.
Please Note: The Appointment Request form will not be available until the faculty bios are online along with Barb Haley’s helpful charts of editorial needs, areas of expertise, and genres agents are interested in representing.
No! You will still receive the number of appointments you are entitled to - four if you register for Friday and Saturday, two if you register for just one day. In addition, the first 50 to register for Friday and Saturday will receive one more appontment!
Please note: Thursday is a pre-conference day with learning labs and workshops offered in the afternoon. No appointments are scheduled on Thursday, and Thursday does not count as a day that qualifies you for appointments.
The number of appointment requests that Barb receives and last-minute changes makes it impossible to provide this info pre-conference. You need to be prepared to meet with any of the faculty you listed on your appointment request form. When you arrive at the conference, you will receive a form that tells you who you are scheduled to meet with and when.
I'm sorry, but there is no time slot we can devote just to appointments and still offer the number of workshops that we do. If I were to eliminate a workshop time slot, I'd need to also eliminate faculty since most want to teach and it's hard to find enough workshops to go around. Remember, the conference is recorded.
I could not have as many on faculty if we took longer breaks. Again, they want to teach, and there would not be enough workshops to go around. But I encourage conferees to take needed breaks and, of course, to give priority to getting alone with the Lord. The conference is recorded.
Do you know someone who exemplifies what it means to commit his or her writing to the Lord, to strive for excellence, to work hard, and to persevere? Nominations for our Writer of the Year Award should be sent to GPCWC, 951 Anders Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 postmarked no later than August 1.
Candy Abbot, former Greater Philly Writer of the Year
with Marlene Bagnull, Conference Director
More than a contest, this is an opportunity to prayerfully consider our conference theme, "Write His Answer." I've expanded this to include not just how He is calling you to “write His answer” but also what you have found to be His answer in the struggles you have faced. See my 4th of July post, “Freedom,” at https://writehisanswer.blog/2019/07/04/freedom-3/. In 500-800 words or a 12-30 line poem share how God is speaking to you. Poetry and prose by published and not-yet-published writers will be judged separately. Only registered conferees may enter. There is a $10 entry fee (for each submission) that may be included when you register or sent separately.
We tell the judges to consider the theme of the conference - Write His Answer - when they are reading the entries. So they tend to set aside those that say nothing about the writing life and/or His answer to struggles we face. See my 4th of July post, “Freedom,” at https://writehisanswer.blog/2019/07/04/freedom-3/.
In submitting your entry you are offering the conference one-time rights to publish your entry in a future devotional book (no date yet determined). Contributors will receive one free copy of the book when it is published and a discount on purchasing additional copies. Profits will go to the scholarship fund. You may submit your manuscript elsewhere (before or after the conference) as long as you do not sell first or all rights. Of course, you can also post it on your blog.
Please mail your entries to Marlene at 951 Anders Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. Put “GPCWC Contest” in the corner of the envelope. Do not include your name and address on your entry, but do note on your entry whether you are published or not-yet-published.UPDATE: You may email your entries to Marlene at email@example.com through Wednesday, August 7.
The first place winner in each of the four categories will receive 50% off his/her registration fee to our 2020 conference.
Deadline: Please postmark by August 1. If you miss that date, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org up to August 7.
Yes! A 20% consignment fee will be charged on books sold. The price must be clearly marked on each book and the consignment form completed. To save time when you arrive, you can download the consignment form now and bring it with you.
Add to your professional library from the broad selection of books on all aspects of writing and publishing. We'll also have books authored by our faculty that you may want to get autographed to bring home to loved ones. Think birthdays and Christmas! We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover , and American Express.
And remember, you are welcome to participate in our author interviews and book signing on Friday evening.
Spouses who are not writers are welcome to attend all the keynotes free-of-charge and to join you for meals in the cafeteria if you have pre-purchased a Thursday and/or Friday box lunch and Friday evening Italian Buffet for them prior to the conference. They can also, of course, stay with you in the Holiday Inn at no additional charge for your room.
All the classrooms, cafeteria, and chapel are handicapped-accessible. Everything is air-conditioned. The walk between Clemens Hall (chapel, cafeteria, appointments, and book tables) and Dielman where the classes are held is short.