A few weeks ago I wrote about the Quad-Cities Christian Writers' Conference coming up this April 9-10 in Eldridge, Iowa. Today I wanted to share some exciting news to further tempt you to join us at the conference. Paid Manuscript Critique Invitation Please note: The manuscript submission deadline is March 13. Kathy Carlton Willis Communications will be awarding the Shine On! Award to a Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference attendee who is choosing to move his or her writing forward. To be considered for this award, registrants must submit a manuscript for critique for QCCWC. All conferees who participate in this year's critique services will automatically be entered in this KCWC drawing, and a name will be randomly selected to win the award. The winner will receive a $500 grant for services provided by KCWC. Kathy will perform a writer diagnostic with the winner to determine the best use of the grant, to customize it to fit the most pressing writing need of the recipient. The grant might be used for services such as: editing, coaching, query writing, article placement, platform building, branding, marketing plans, blog tour, etc. Be sure to get your manuscript submitted for critique to be considered for this advancement opportunity. Please visit http://www.qccwc.com for more information or to register.