©2018 by Mt Zion Ridge Press.

A One-Day Writing Conference sponsored by Mt. Zion Ridge Press

May 16 at Celebration Church, Akron, Ohio

688 Dan St, Akron, OH 44310



  • Pitch sessions before and after the conference – editors/agents to be announced as they are confirmed.

  • Bookstore (bring your books to put on our table, or have your own table)

  • Brainstorming room

  • Morning and mid-afternoon snack

  • Booksigning Open to the Public

  • Freebie table

  • Program book with ads and class notes (contact us for advertising prices)

  • Announcement of the winners of the first Off The Beaten Path Writing Competition 



Early Bird registration: $25 until January 31

Regular registration: $30 until March 31

$40 at the door

$10 cancellation fee


$5 discount for MZRP authors

$10 discount for Off the Beaten Path Writing Competition entrants

$15 discount for Off the Beaten Path Writing Competition finalists\

Workshops Lined Up So Far:

“The Business of Writing,” including a business plan for writers, taught by Rebecca Williams Waters


"Blogging to Build your Platform," taught by Sandra Merville Hart


“Switching Genres in a Rapidly Changing Marketplace,” taught by Mary Ellis


"Researching Your Novel" taught by Tamera Lynn Kraft

“Editing Tips and Quips,” taught by Michelle L. Levigne

More teachers and workshop topics will be added as they are confirmed!

Pitch Sessions so Far:

Mt Zion Ridge Press Editor Tamera Lynn Kraft (historical, suspense/mystery, young adult, non-fiction)

Mt Zion Ridge Press Editor Michelle L. Levigne (speculative, fantasy, romance, women's fiction)

Other Info:

Lunch Is On Your Own -- plenty of local fast food restaurants nearby -- a listing with addresses will be provided.

Minimum of 20 registrants by March 31st or the conference will be cancelled and money will be refunded.

There is a $10 cancellation fee for anyone who wants to cancel by March 31st. After that, any cancellation will not be refunded. Registrations can be transferred to another person. Just email us to let us know.