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Cec Murphey Scholarships

Visit Cec’s website at to learn more about him and view just a few of the books he has written.

Best-selling author Cec Murphey is providing a limited number of full scholarships to this year’s conference. Cec has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.

To apply for a Cec Murphey scholarship email Mary Potter Kenyon for an application. 

Applications are due by May 10.

Paid Manuscript Critique Invitation & Guidelines

Please note: Your manuscript submission must arrive via email no later than May 10, 2023 (Email your submission to

Please pay the $30 fee for a 20-minute paid consultation with your conference registration, but do not send manuscript materials with your registration. See directions below.


In addition to our complimentary 20-minute individual consultations in the afternoons, we offer the opportunity for workshop attendees to purchase a more detailed 30-minute evaluation about a portion of their work from one of the faculty through a paid critique service. The cost is $30. We are able to take a limited number of manuscripts, so first come—first served. 

Benefits of a paid critique are:

• Objective feedback about the strengths and the weaknesses of your piece

• Suggestions about how you can improve as a writer 

• Feedback on how close your piece is to being “publishable”

How to submit your manuscript for the paid critique service – please follow all directions completely:

• Only one submission per attendee (only registered attendees are eligible).

• No more than 10 pages, double-spaced, sent via email as a WORD document.

•• Include your name and a page number in the header of each page. 

• Manuscripts with critique comments will be printed and returned to you at the conference. 

Questions regarding manuscript critiques should be directed to Mary Potter Kenyon,