Just like that, the longest-running Christian Writers Conference ended.
We’ve been asked to stand in the gap and save the conference, running it as an outside guest group. This means committing to a significant financial investment. Quality conferences in quality locations are expensive. Also, with all of the uncertainty over travel, we don’t know how many could attend the writers conference in March 2021.
So we decided to put the conference on Kickstarter.com. The campaign is all or nothing, so if we don’t hit the goal, there will not be a Mount Hermon conference in 2021 or possibly in the future. But if we do hit the goal, the conference will be back, hopefully for years to come.
Kickstarter campaigns are not charity. In exchange for backing the campaign, you get special rewards like:
- A digital copy of The Christian Writers Market Guide 2021
- A $128 bundle of courses from the Christian Writers Institute
- Recordings of the 2021 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
- Registration for the 2021 Conference
- And more!
The more you pledge to support the conference, the more rewards you get. But you will only be charged (and only get the rewards) if we successfully hit the funding goal.
Mount Hermon offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for writers at every skill level, from not-yet-published to multi-published, and offers help to writers in a wide span of genres and in every phase of a writer’s career. Whether you desire to publish the traditional way with a royalty publisher or you intend to go the indie-publishing route, you’ll find industry professionals who can instruct, direct, and encourage you.
The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Is Worth Saving
The Mount Hermon Writers Conference connects you to:
- Vital training to take your writing to the next level
- Literary agents to connect you to the publishing world
- Book and magazine editors looking to work with new authors
- Freelance editors to provide valuable critiques
- Fellow writers to encourage you in your journey
We know a lot of people are struggling right now; and if you can’t support the campaign financially, we totally understand. If you would be willing to share a link to the conference, that could make the difference between success and failure; and it won’t cost you a thing.
The number of well-known authors who got their starts or accelerated their careers due to this conference is breathtaking. With your help we can keep the venerable Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference going as a beacon of light for Christian authors.
UPDATE September 2020
Unfortunately, the campaign to save the conference did not achieve its goal. We raised $163,000! But we needed to raise $200,000 to cover all the costs associated with the event. Thank you again to all who supported the effort. Your pledges will not be charged.
UPDATE February 2021
Given that the pandemic still has the country in its grip it would have been unlikely we could have held a successful event in late March 2021.