Monday, October 18, 2010

The Muse on Line Writers' Conference

This week I will take in the Muse on Line Writers' Conference. This cyberspace conference is no substitute for our ACFW annual event, but does have much to offer. This is my second year.

Canadian author and publisher, Lea Schizas, brings enormous energy to the conference and almost single handedly puts on the show. And, in rather superb style, I think. This is the fifth year for the conference, I believe, and even since last year, offering choices have significantly grown.

The conference is structured around classes and presentations, chat rooms, forums, networking and the opportunity to pitch publishers and agents. Pertinent and basic writing topics are covered in the sessions. This year a week long workshop on Christian Fiction Writing is planned.

While it takes a little computer savvy to take full advantage of the conference, instructional sessions are freely offered. Lea thinks of everything!

Many participating publishers are focused on other than the Christian genre, but this year I am pleased to see more Christian publishing houses and agents available. Among those are Sandra Bishop of the MacGregor Literary Agency, Ellechor House, Rachelle Gardner with WordServe, and White Rose Publishing.

Registration closed this year at over 1300 attendees. You may want to consider Muse on Line for next year—in October just after ACFW!

Stop by the web site for info on next year or to check out what you missed. Address is The cost is free, but donations are accepted.

Jude Urbanski


  1. Sounds like a good on-line, low-cost alternative, Jude. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Putting this on my events to check out list. Thanks Jude.

  3. Muse was worth the time and trip for me. I pitched to an agent and have two submissions to publishers-Christain ones! Way cool.