The SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Christian Editor Network

Our four organizations are committed to serving Christian editors. Become a member of The Christian PEN and the Christian Editor Connection, attend our annual editors’ conference called PENCON, and take some online courses to improve your skills through The PEN Institute. Everything we do is out of our passion to equip, empower, and encourage editors in the Christian market. Join our community of like-minded professionals.

The Christy Awards

Since 1999, The Christy Awards™ have honored Christian novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity.

The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres.

The Award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967 and inspiring a continuing book series and a CBS television series starring Kellie Martin. The novel was released in 2017 in a 50th-anniversary legacy edition by Gilead Publishing in partnership with Kregel Publications.