The English Department at Anderson University
is pleased to present the

Indiana Faith and Writing Conference (IFWC)


publishing opportunities   |   mentoring for excellence in writing   |   a community of literary Christians

IFWC 2014 was a huge success! Check out #IFWC2014 for the buzz. Check back later for pictures!

Many thanks to all the conferees, faculty members, and AU staff. You truly demonstrated the power of community. Our hope and prayer is that you now will go out and make a difference, uniting our world with words. We also hope you will stay connected with each other and maybe even start some writing groups. We can’t wait for the reunion next year!

31 thoughts on “Home

    DavidDrury (@DavidDrury) said:
    March 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Haven’t landed on going this year yet but I hope to be there. I have been enriched by this conference in the past for sure.

      Heather responded:
      March 31, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Awesome! Hope you can make it, David. We have a stellar faculty team.

    Patricia Estes said:
    April 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I’m so ready. Where do I sign up?

      Heather responded:
      April 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Glad you can make it, Pat. Click the Registration tab and follow the links.

    Kevin Spear said:
    May 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I received the postcard today. Thanks for the reminder. I just signed up! I will be there as an author and representing Warner Press.

    Jeanne Enstad said:
    July 4, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Where do I register for the writing conference from Oct 31 – Nov 1?

      Heather responded:
      July 4, 2014 at 1:52 am

      Hi Jeanne. So glad you’ll be joining us. You can either click here to register online or here for other options. Email me if you have any trouble: IFWC@anderson.edu.

    Gayle Corrigan Esman said:
    July 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I can’t possibly come this year, but would you please keep me on your list for next year! This looks so exciting! Gayle

      Heather responded:
      July 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Absolutely! Thanks for checking in.

        David Brown said:
        September 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        Thanks! I submitted 5000 just to be safe; it should be sufficient. Also, how long does it take to get the work “accepted” from “received?”

    Gayle Corrigan Esman said:
    August 5, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Thanks! Gayle

    linda S. glaz said:
    August 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I’m so excited to be part of your group this year! I really look forward to interacting with awesome authors and other industry professionals.

    carole said:
    September 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’m planning to come but can’t pay until late next week. When is the registration deadline? Not soon, I hope ;)

      Heather responded:
      September 2, 2014 at 2:25 am

      Carole, we’re so excited you’re planning to attending the conference! We’ll close the registration when we reach capacity, and registrations are coming in fast. Still, I think there will still be room later this week.

    David Brown said:
    September 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Questions: Do we have to pre-signup for the workshops / consultations? I’ve never done this, what can I expect. I self-published my book in 2012, but haven’t gotten much tracktion. I’d like to come and $139 is a very reasonable price. Please advise.

      faithandwriting said:
      September 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      David, yes it is a great value and I hope we’ll be able to get movement for you. You do NOT have to schedule the consultation in advance. You will do that during registration on the day of the conference. See you soon!

      David Brown said:
      September 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks! I can’t help but editing myself…TRACTION NOT TRACKTION dummy! Also there should be a question mark after the word expect. Two more things, if we bring books for the consignment, will the bookstore be adding sales tax or should the books be priced with Indiana sales tax included? This makes a difference when reporting earnings at year-end. And second, it says notify “me” in the FAQ by October 1st if you plan to participate in the book signings at noon on Friday…who is “me?”

    Heather responded:
    September 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    haha No problem. I knew what you meant. I’ll find out from Wesleyan Publishing House (who will be managing the book store) about the sales tax and I’ll update the web site with that information. The “me” is actually your IFWC team. That email should go to IFWC@anderson.edu. Great questions!

    Carole said:
    September 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I want to sell our curriculum books that my husband authored. Is it possible to sell the books without doing the book signing (since he is unable to attend)? Also, I noticed a desparity in the word count for the fiction competition, is it 5000 of 8000 words?

    Carole said:
    September 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    lol- I meant 5000 OR 8000 ;)

    Heather responded:
    September 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Yes, you can sell books without doing the book signing. No problem at all. If you have not previously done so, please fill out the Bookstore Consignment Form. Please send the form and any other recommended titles to Susan LeBaron (lebarons@WESLEYAN.ORG) of Wesleyan Publishing House.

    As for the word count, it should be a maximum of 8000. It will be corrected. Thanks!

      David Brown said:
      September 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

      It still says 5000 and I’m getting ready to submit. I’d hate to submit 7000 and find out it really is 5000 when you state here 8000. Please advise.

        Heather responded:
        September 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        It will definitely be accepted if it is under 8000.

    Carole said:
    September 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks so much! One more question- do our books need to have an ISBN number?

    Heather responded:
    September 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    No ISBN required.

    Gwen Jackson said:
    October 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I’m not able to attend as I will be traveling, but please keep me on the list for next year!

    Anna Labno said:
    October 24, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Next year, I might join you. I was going to attend this year, but things didn’t go as planned.
    Have a great conference.

    Donna S. Thomas said:
    October 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Any discount for one who has six books published already? I have another one almost ready to be published too.

      Heather responded:
      October 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Donna, we don’t have any discounts for published authors—but we do have lots of published authors attending! In fact, there will be a book signing party for conferees (including you!) at noon on Friday. Be sure to get there early so you can consign books into the book store with enough time for people to buy them and come by your table. Hope to see you there!

    Carol said:
    October 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I can’t find the email that tells me what to do and where to go for tomorrow. Is it possible to get the information again?

      Carol said:
      October 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      I found it!!!!

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