Posts By: Susan Stewart

Get Ready for That Appointment

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by Susan K. Stewart I remember my first appointment with an editor at a writers’ conference. I thought I had really blown it … well, alright, I did blow it. I was late. I wrote down the wrong time. The very gracious editor took a few minutes with me when he had a free moment […]

Writing on the Deepest Places

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lady walking in fall leaves

by Kelly Harrel Last year I had the honor of teaching for the first time at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. One of the workshops I led was “Writing in the Deep Places.” I felt I had much to contribute to this topic since through the years I have battled with physical pain, depression, even […]

A Writers Conference with More

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dining hall

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference is one of the premier conferences in the United States. It offers a wide variety of opportunities for all writers, no matter level of experience or genre. It is one of the few conferences that also has a variety of other chances for fellowship, worship, and recreation. Night Owls Friday, […]

Pre-Conference Manuscript Submission Opportunity

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a promise of rain book

by John Vonhof Manuscript Retrieval Coordinator One of the benefits of attending the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference is the opportunity to submit manuscripts for review by faculty. You may submit two manuscripts, pre-conference, by following the guidelines on the conference website. In this blog post, I’ll summarize the process. Pre-Conference Manuscript Submission Guidelines You […]

Morning Mentoring Clinics and More

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sunrise over the mountains

Unlike other writers’ conferences, the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference offers many options for attendees to choose from. One option is the Morning Mentoring Clinics. (Deadline for application is tomorrow, March 1.) The clinics are designed for writers who have some writing and publishing experience. The goal is to give fiction and nonfiction writers concentrated […]

Dream Bigger Dreams

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the word dream with pencil

by Allen Arnold The world can be hard on our dreams. What once seemed so likely, now feels partial at best. Our best -laid plans laid to rest, sacrificed for other more pressing needs. It feels like such loss. Not just a loss of our dreams, but also of hope and heart. I mentor a […]

Fantasy, Sci-fi, Spec Fiction … Huh?

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fantasy panorama

by Lindsey Franklin I tell people Mount Hermon is my home conference. It’s not an exaggeration to say Mount Hermon helped launch my career. I met my agent, many of my editing clients, several critique partners/heart friends, and both of the editors with whom I would go on to contract a total of six books […]

Be Bold—Take a Boost Clinic!

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rocket launch

by Jan Kern Pre-Conference Boost Clinic Coordinator You’ve probably already noticed; the 2018 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference’s theme this year is “BOLD.” That’s fitting. The conference days are packed with opportunities to be bold in moving further into the passion you have to write words that make a difference and change lives. One of […]