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Attend the 2016 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference to have a chance to pitch your story for publication to a CrossRiver Media editor!

Join us for the 7th Annual Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Community Hope Church, 110 Circle V Ranch Road, in Montezuma. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the conference runs from 9 – 4. If you pre-register, the cost is only $30 per person, and that includes lunch. You will also have several chances to win door prizes, including the grand prize of a Kindle!

Barbara Barrett, author of the Matchmaking Motor Coach Series, will be headlining this year’s conference. Barrett has published six romance novels with The Wild Rose Press. Joining Barrett will be Anna Loan-Wilsey, author of the Hattie Davish Mystery Series and Tim Bascom, director of Creative Writing at Waldorf College. Also presenting will be Brooke Williams, freelance non-fiction writer and author of several fiction works including the Dandelion Series and award winning author, Stacy Green, who is the author of the Lucy Kendell Thriller Series as well as the Delta Crossroads Mystery Trilogy. Rounding out our amazing line-up is editor, Debra L. Butterfield. She is an editor for CrossRiver Media Group and is also a freelance writer and editor. For anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book, this is a must-attend event!

Be sure to enter the 2016 Fiction Contest! First place prize is $100, 2nd place is $50 and third is $25. The rules are: 2500 words or less, 1 entry per person with a $5 fee per entry. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 6. Winners will be announced at the conference, but you don’t have to attend to enter or win.

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to have editor Debra Butterfield critique your manuscript or current writing project! This opportunity is available only for pre-registered attendees. Cost is $35 and space is limited, so check out the details on the link above and send in your pre-registration form today!

Butterfield will also be available for all attendees to have a chance to pitch their stories to her for the chance to be published by CrossRiver Media!

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