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2015 SC Mentors

Randy Ingermanson

Mentor Appointments: Focus on the Next Step We are pleased to offer half-hour career mentoring appointments in our Writing Center, where you can sit face-to-face with an experienced professional author to ask advice about craft, marketing, goal-setting, or the business of writing. Mentoring appointments are not just for new authors. A writer can benefit from wise counsel at any stage ... Read More »

SC 2015 Magazine and Newspaper Editors

Ben Wolf

If you want to expand your reader circle, think seriously about submitting to periodical editors. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you could turn your research into an article or a devotional. Writing for magazines or e-zines gives you publishing experience and a wider (often much wider) audience than a book will—and more immediate compensation. Also, as your career progresses, ... Read More »

2015 SC Book Editors


Oregon Christian Writers is thrilled to introduce the wonderful book editors and publishing houses joining us for the 2015 summer conference. Pay particular attention to types/genres of writing editors want to acquire and note each editor’s preference: Some book editors will review proposals before the conference through the Manuscript Submission Program. Some will review exclusively at the conference. ac See ... Read More »

2015 SC Agents

Oregon Christian Writers is happy to introduce the wonderful agents joining us for the 2015 summer conference. Pay particular attention to types/genres agents are interested in representing and note: Some agents will accept mini-proposals submitted through the Manuscript Submission Program before the conference. Some will review exclusively at the conference. See the Manuscript Submission link ( for general submission guidelines ... Read More »

Plot vs Character

Sally Apokedak, Associate Agent with Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency

Plot vs Character in Youth Fiction by YA Agent Sally Apodek  Team Character or Team Plot? If you would have asked me several years ago what was most important to me as a reader of middle grade and young adult books—plot or character—I would have said character. No hesitation. Readers Love Characters I fell in love with reading as a child ... Read More »