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2014 Manuscript Submissions

Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Registered Conferees Beginning June 1, registered conferees will be able to send mini-proposals to: Oregon Christian Writers Julie Surface Johnson, MS Coordinator PO Box 14 Prineville, OR 97754 This information is intended to help you prepare for the process of submitting your manuscript. Please carefully follow these guidelines for submitting your mini-proposals. You may also submit …

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2014 Summer Conference

The OCW summer conference is becoming known as one of the country’s best Christian writing conferences, with top editors, agents, and award-winning authors dedicated to helping you reach your writing goals. We are planning 12 coaching classes and 30 workshops for both advanced and beginning instruction in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, devotionals, magazine articles, writing for children, poetry, marketing, and intensive critique.

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Cascade Writing Contest 2014

 The 2014 OCW Cascade Writing Contest will open February 14, and the deadline for entries will be March 30. Judges include top professionals in the field of Christian writing and publication. Awards will be presented to the winners during the annual Summer Conference at the Red Lion on the River in Portland, 7:00 p.m., August 6, 2014. You do not …

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President’s Corner

Birth Fresh Goals by Maxine Marsolini, OCW President “Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill.” ―Zig Ziglar A new year brings with it ample opportunity to set fresh writing goals in motion. Every great idea needs a push from behind the scenes before it can benefit someone else. As the year opens, let’s take stock of …

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Winter 2014 Workshops

Winter Workshops Will Inspire Your Craft by Marilyn Rhoads, OCW Program Coordinator A. “Five Steps to Getting Out of the Slush Pile,” presented by Deborah Raney, will cover the five main writing problems that crop up whenever Deborah critiques a manuscript or judges writing contests. Fixing these five common issues can make the difference between a manuscript that lands in …

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