The 2017 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma. The conference will run from 9-4, with check-in starting at 8:30.

Prizes for our 2017 Fiction Contest are first place – $100, second place – $50 and third place $25. Entries must be postmarked by September 6.

A pre-registration form is available here: 2017 Pre-Registration Form


Serena Chase Manuscript/Writing Critique Opportunity

Multi-published author and respected book reviewer, Serena Chase, will be offering manuscript critiques at the 2017 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference!

Serena will meet individually for 20 minutes with writers who have submitted 10 pages of their work ahead of time for manuscript/writing critiques. Consultations will take place throughout the conference day and we will set up your consultation time the morning of the conference when you arrive.

This opportunity is limited to the first 4 people who sign up and pay. Deadline for submissions is August 19 or when the spaces are filled.

Consultation cost is $35. You must pre-register and pay both fees (conference and critique) to Our Front Porch Books. A combination pre-registration and critique form is available here: 2017 Pre-Registration & Serena Chase Critique Form

Once you have pre-registered and paid, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on where to send your 10-page submission. Please also include a 1-page or less summary of project (synopsis of story, description of work or specific questions).