All Write Now! Writers' Conference co-sponsored by the Heartland Writers Guild and the Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild was held July 19, 2014, in Cape Girardeau.
Guest publishers conducted a panel discussion about what a writer can expect to encounter when working with a publisher. Workshops were held throughout the day as well as opportunities for pitch sessions and written critiques.
The highlight of the day was a drawing for a guaranteed book contract with High Hill Publishing Co. The winner of the drawing was 14-year-old Andrea DeYong from Jackson, Missouri. DeYong will be working with Lou Turner from High Hill Press to edit and publish her children’s picture book.
Planning has already begun for the second All Write Now! Conference to be held the summer of 2015, which will include a writing contest.