American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

ACFW appointments, Editors, memories Leave a Comment

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Way back in September 2002, long before my days as an acquisitions editor with Barbour Publishing, I traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the very first conference of what was then the American Christian Romance Writers organization–now known as American Christian Fiction Writers or ACFW. I’ve not missed an ACFW conference since. At that inaugural …

An Editor’s Perspective

ACFW Advice, appointments, Editors, tips Leave a Comment

It’s only a few months until the ACFW conference begins n Minneapolis. I am so excited by this event as I start to make a plan for how to make the best use of my time. My goals are to meet with authors already publishing with Zondervan, meet with agents that I missed at the International Christian Retailers Show (ICRS) …

Divine Appointments: Cynthia Ruchti

ACFW Advice, appointments, tips Leave a Comment

Last year my conference volunteer responsibilities pressed into the appointment timeslots I’d been assigned. I knew I had to give them up and free those slots for someone else who needed them. It tugged at my heart to do so. Was I wasting two key opportunities? Throwing them away? No, I was serving the Lord and His people. I had …

Advice from the Appointment Guru

ACFW Agents, appointments, Editors Leave a Comment

One of the most important areas of the convention are the editor and agent appointments. You agonize over who might be interested in what you’re writing, you sweat over one sheets and proposals, you practice your pitch until you can recite it in your sleep (and probably do) and then just when you think you’re as ready as you can …