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2014 Author Photos

Marilyn Rhoads
OCW Program Coordinator

Author photos are an important part of a writer’s platform, from blog to social media to promotion packages. A professional photo shoot can start at $100 and go as high as $1,000 for a professional shoot – but OCW Summer Conferees can take advantage of a very special offer! Once again, OCW is pleased to provide a much more affordable ... Read More »

2014 Manuscript Submission


Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Registered Conferees Beginning June 1, registered conferees will be able to send mini-proposals. The mailing address will be posted here at the end of May. 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 articles for periodicals. (Do ... Read More »

2013 Author Photos

    Conference photographers Sam Hall and Michael Diehl will once again provide 20-minute sittings for $40, payable to the photographer by cash, check, or credit/debit card at the time of the sitting. You’ll receive a minimum of six poses. Photos will be sent to you via email or, for an additional $5, a CD with your photos can be ... Read More »

Are you ready for an agent?

Is it possible to get an agent too soon? How can I find the best agent for me? What should I expect my agent to do for me?  Literary agent and OCW summer conference faculty member Chip MacGregor is constantly asked questions about how a writer can find the best agent. He has generously put together a sampling of some ... Read More »


W A I T I N G . . . Editor of Regal Books and OCW summer conference faculty member, Kim Bangs, offers some thoughts for writers who are making final preparations for conference. Now-er: one often found tapping a pencil in meetings, fidgeting while waiting in any line. Antonym: Wait-er Hello. My name is Kim and I am a ... Read More »