2018 Called to Write Conference

This event has passed, but stay tuned as we update on the upcoming conference in 2019 (April 4-6).

Come join us!


April 5-7, 2018

Motel check-in begins at 3 PM.
Conference Registration 4:30-5:30 PM


Change of Venue!
La Quinta Motel
2410 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS


Conference Registration

Conference registration includes one meal Thursday night. Friday meals will be attendees’ choice, with a 90-minute break for lunch.

Asked for the Called to Write Christian Fellowship rate (expires March 15) to book a room at the La Quinta Motel for $95/night (before tax).

Email calledtowriteconference@gmail.com to request a registration form.

Conference Registration (does not include lodging):
CWF Members: $60 before 3/1/2018, $70 after 3/1/2018
Non-Members: $70 before 3/1/2018, $80 after 3/1/2018




jennifer slattery

Jennifer Slattery writes missional romance novels for New Hope Publishers. Her debut, “Beyond I Do”, releases in August. She also writes Christian Living articles for Crosswalk.com and devotions for her personal blog, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud; Internet Cafe Devotions; and Takin’ it to the Streets’, a ministry serving Omaha Metro’s working poor and homeless. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, hanging out at the mall with her teenage daughter, enjoying her real-life hero husband, or serving in her church or community.

SPECIAL NOTE: Jennifer is the acquiring and managing editor for Women’s Fiction for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and is especially looking for new writers of Women’s Fiction to contract. If you have a manuscript ready, this will be the time to present it.


carol moncado


Carol Gammel Moncado–When she’s not writing about her imaginary friends, USA Today Bestselling Author Carol Moncado prefers binge watching pretty much anything to working out. She believes peanut butter M&Ms are the perfect food and Dr. Pepper should come in an IV. When not hanging out with her hubby, four kids, and two dogs who weigh less than most hard cover books, she’s probably reading in her Southwest Missouri home. Summers find her at the local aquatic center with her four fish, er, kids. Fall finds her doing the band mom thing. Winters find her snuggled into a blanket in front of a fire with the dogs. Spring finds her sneezing and recovering from the rest of the year. She used to teach American Government at a community college, but her indie career, with nearly two dozen titles released in the first 2.5 years, has allowed her to write full time. She’s a founding member and former President of MozArks ACFW, blogger at InspyRomance, and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.


Neoma Foreman

Neoma Foreman–Drawing on her love of history and community, Neoma Foreman has compiled and written four history books and a book, Remember our Veterans with over seventy stories of local veterans she has interviewed. These have all been published. She has two weekly columns in the local newspaper and has about a thousand children stories and articles published. She is an active member in her church, Christian Writers Fellowship, DAR, and local historical and genealogical societies.


carol sharp

Carol Sharp is a curriculum and devotional writer, speaker and women’s Bible teacher. She is the wife of an accountant, mother of four married children and grandmother of ten. She and her husband enjoy traveling, mission trips, camping, and bicycling together. They began beekeeping in 2017. In her spare time she loves to sew.




All manuscripts for critique are to be submitted with registrations by March 1, 2018, to Julane Hiebert at julhiebert@gmail.com (be sure to indicate “manuscript for critique 2018 conference” in subject line of email). Send payments to Julane Hiebert, 350 Lake Road, Council Grove, KS, 66846.

The fee for critiques does not benefit CWF but will be given to each one providing the critique. Mark on the registration form which speaker you wish to have critique your manuscript.


Jennifer Slattery:

Fiction: Will accept five (5) critiques

Maximum 10 pages, double spaced. Submit electronically as an attachment. Do NOT submit in the body of the e-mail. $25

Carol Gammel Moncado:

Fiction: Will accept ten (10) critiques OR mentoring sessions

Maximum 10 pages, double spaced. Submit electronically as an attachment. Do NOT submit in the body of the e-mail. $25

Carol is also willing to do mentoring sessions for those who would just like to talk about their writing, are intimidated by editors or agents, just need some encouragement, etc.



Conference Schedule:



Writing Contest:

Adult Nonfiction: Limit 1,200 words

Adult Fiction: Limit 1,500 words

Devotional: Limit 500 words

Poetry (rhymed or free verse): Limit one single-spaced page

Children’s Nonfiction: Limit 1,200 words

Children’s Fiction: Limit 1,500 words

– Entrants must be registered for the conference.
– Submit only entries which are unpublished and have not previously won a CWF award. – Submit one hard (paper) copy in standard manuscript format—typed, one side only.
– Only one entry per category. A $5.00 fee is required for each entry.
– Include a cover sheet with title, category, author’s name, mail address, e-mail address, and phone number. Do NOT put author’s name on manuscript.
– Entries not in compliance with procedures and rules will be disqualified. – Send contest entries to Julane Hiebert, 350 Lake Road, Council Grove, KS, 66846. Payment for contest entries should be included in the registration payment. Submissions for contest will not be accepted until proof of payment.

Prize in each category:

$15.00 for 1st place, $10.00 for 2nd, $5.00 for 3rd

Read-Around Groups:

To be decided

Books for Sale:

Due to the rising cost of books, we will only have writing and research books that we’ve previously purchased for sale, as many of them can be ordered individually cheaper than we can offer them.

Our guest speakers and our local CWF member authors will be selling books and will be available for book signings. All book sales by speakers and CWF members are subject to a 15% consignment fee. (Must be a current paid member by January 31, 2018, in order to sell books.)

There will also be some used books that attendees may ‘buy’ with a voluntary donation.



Please note: we currently can not accept payment online.