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Two ECPA members featured in 
“Meet the Editors” webinar series

Colts Neck, NJ – March 5, 2018Writing for Your Life, a resource center for spiritual writers, is pleased to announce that two members of the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association(ECPA) will be featured in the upcoming “Meet the Editors” webinar series. They are Susan Salley, Associate Publisher, Abingdon Press and Jenny Baumgartner, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Nelson Books, HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

Writing for Your Life is a resource center for spiritual writers, producing spiritual writers’ conferences and webinars, and providing marketing, editing and other book consulting services. The “Meet the Editors” webinar series is intended to provide prospective writers with insights about how to get published within the Christian publishing industry, and how to work with editors. Speakers will also discuss what their respective imprints are seeking in terms of types of books, authors, and topics. “Meet the Editors” will take place April 23-24, 2018.  Additional information may be found at:

“I feel it is important for the publishing industry to help aspiring writers learn how to navigate the challenging waters of today’s publishing world” said Susan Salley, Associate Publisher, Abingdon Press.  “Writing for Your Life helps equip writers to reach their maximum potential.”

“As a part of the Christian publishing industry,” said Jenny Baumgartner, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Nelson Books, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, “I believe it’s important to provide new writers with more opportunities for learning and career advancement. I am glad to ‘give back’ and help make this happen.”

In addition to the “Meet the Editors” webinar series, other upcoming Writing for Your Life events include:

  • Spiritual Writers’ Conference – May 9-10 – Raleigh, NC – featuring Barbara Brown Taylor, Lauren Winner, and Robert Benson
  • Publishing in Color for African American Spiritual Writers – June 19-20 – New Brunswick, NJ – featuring Patricia Raybon, Sophfronia Scott, Rev. Frank A. Thomas, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, and representatives from Urban Ministries, Baker Publishing Group, Christianity Today, Intervarsity Press, Our Daily Bread, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and many more.
  • Spiritual Writers’ Conference – Nov. 6-7 – Elmhurst, IL – featuring Sarah Bessey and Lauren Winner

About Writing for Your Life
Writing for Your Life is committed to offering a comprehensive set of useful resources and services to support spiritual writers. We offer in-person writing conferences and online webinars featuring leading spiritual authors and publishing industry experts. Authors discuss and teach about various aspects of spiritual writing. Industry experts offer advice on how to get published and how to market.  We also offer a variety of writer support services including book development, editing, book proposal review, marketing, and platform development.

About Publishing in Color
Publishing in Color is a series of conferences for under-represented groups of spiritual authors such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. The goals of these conferences are to: foster relationships between under-represented groups of prospective spiritual authors and representatives of spiritual book publishing companies and spiritual magazines; provide networking and educational opportunities so that prospective authors can learn more about how to work with these publishers and magazines; and result in an increased number of books and articles published by under-represented groups.

For additional information: Contact Brian Allain at