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CWCO2019 is set for Sept 20-22

Registration is open - see links in the menu. 

What is the Catholic Writers Conference Online?

What is the Catholic Writers' Conference Online?

A professional, faith-focused writers conference "attended" in the convenience of your own home!

This affordably priced, online conference eliminates the need for costly travel, without sacrificing professionalism. Not only will you receive excellent instruction from some of the top Catholic names in the field today, but you'll also have the opportunity to pitch your manuscript to publishers from both Catholic and secular markets. All delivered with a Catholic perspective and fellowship.

This is the must-attend online event for Catholic writers!


What do I get?

  • Three days of webinars, delivered with both audio and visual access
  • Workshops for intermediate and advanced writers
  • Topics ranging from finding your calling as a writer to publishing and marketing your book
  • Practical advice and tips you can put to work immediately
  • The opportunity to ask in-depth questions and get feedback from knowledgeable instructors
  • Recordings of all webinars
  • Reference materials from all webinars
  • Networking and socializing between webinars
  • Pitch sessions
  • And something you won't find anywhere else...emphasis on how our faith informs our writing


How hard is it?

It's as easy as watching a YouTube video or chatting with Facebook Messenger. In fact, it's even easier! You'll receive an email with links directly to the webinars. At the conclusion of the conference, you'll receive another email with the recordings of the webinars to revisit at your convenience.


When is it?

September 20-22, 2019

  • Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Sunday, 12 pm - 10:30 pm


How much does it cost?

$30 for Guild members

$45 for nonmembers


How do I register?


When is the deadline to register?

September 16, 2019


What people are saying about the Catholic Writers' Conference Online

"This format left me feeling like a part of a family. Each of you brought your knowledge and personalities, and this took the work out of learning." - Peggy

"Jeannie's presentation was a real game-changer for me. I've wanted to write a devotional for years, but the whole process just seemed so nebulous that I never even tried. She gave us a system that's simple, doable, and effective. I'm grateful." - Lori Ann

"Worth both the time and the cost!" - K. Ann

"I have no doubt that I will attend all CWCOs from now on. So glad I made the effort to block out the time. Next one I'll be wearing a "do not disturb" sign or locked in a hotel room somewhere!" - Neil

"Michael Frailey, you were great. And you taught me to never skip a class because I don't write that genre. Good writing is good writing no matter what genre." - Anonymous

"The Guild is a new treasure for me. I feel at home with kindred spirits when I interact with the members. So thankful for the hours you put into making it that treasure for me. God bless you!" - Renee

"The best part of Lisa Mladinich's talk was her breakdown of how to prepare yourself physically and spiritually to be calm...the butterflies really get me sometimes." - Matthew

"There was something for every writer, Catholic or not." - Cynthia

Why CWCO? A note from the founder, Karina Fabian

In 2007, I attended my first writing conference. What an experience! I sharpened my skills as a writer and was introduced to the then-new world of internet marketing. I sold my first novel to a small press publisher. I – an introvert who seldom socialized – attended a party and laughed for hours. To top it all off, I made connections that have pushed my publishing career forward and made friends that I can still depend upon for help or companionship.

But the most amazing thing? The conference was completely online!

Have you ever wished you could attend a conference, learn from the writers who had been there, done that and succeeded, meet publishers and make friends who identify with your passion for words?

Have you ever had to push that dream aside because live conferences don’t work for you? They may be too expensive, involve travel that takes you away from work or family…or maybe it’s too far beyond your comfort zone to talk to complete strangers.

I’ve been there. I know how much easier it is to correspond, where I can think about my responses and not whether I’ve spilled something on my shirt or if my face “looks wrong.” That first online conference changed my life and career.

Maybe you’ve been interested in a conference but hesitated because what you really want is to meet authors and publishers who speak the same faith language as you?

The Catholic Writers Guild has the answer for you: The Catholic Writers Conference Online!

Not only will we bring you excellent workshops on writing and marketing fiction and nonfiction, but we will do it with a Catholic angle, including theology, prayer, and fellowship that is uniquely for our faith.

Our 2018 CWCO is coming September 14-16 with webinar presentations. If you can watch YouTube or use a chat like Facebook Messenger, then you have all the skills you need to participate. We have presenters covering all aspects of writing, faith and literature.

I’ve gotten so much from online writing conferences. I hope you will, too. Use the buttons above for registering or sign up for more information using the form on the upper right. We hope to see you there!

Sponsorships and Attendee Bennies!

Our Sponsors

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Benefits for Attendees

This year, attendees will receive discount codes and trials from these great writing companies. (They more than pay the conference fee.) Stay tuned for more - and be sure to register.

Duotrope (one month free trial): Duotrope is a subscription-based service for writers and artists that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, a personal submission tracker, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points we've gathered on the publishers and agents we list.



2018 Benefactors


Book Design Templaets logo

Offering a discount on print and eBook templates to members. Create beautiful books right in Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Adobe InDesign. Built to industry-standard specifications, our pre-designed templates will make your book stand out, without all of those newbie mistakes. Format your book for both print and eBooks at the same time, using a program you already own and know how to use, and without hiring a designer.


Offering free title setups until the end of the year. IngramSpark is an award-winning independent publishing platform that offers indie authors the same quality print and global distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers. Once you finish and format your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world. Focus on what you do best—create innovative content—and let IngramSpark do the rest: print, ship, and distribute. It’s your content. IngramSpark just helps you do more with it.

Sponsor the CWCO

Do you have a business related to Catholic education or writing and want to reach an active, interested audience? The Catholic Writers Guild is looking for sponsors for its online conference. Your dollars would go first toward a membership for one writer to the conference, then toward expenses of the conference itself.

In return, we offer the following:

  1. Ad space on our website, to include a logo, a 2-line summary of your business and a link. This would stay up all year long.
  2. A special call-out thanks in email, which will include your logo, a 100-word summary and a link, to go to all attendees, the CWG members and interested parties – about 700 recipients.

We are charging $40 for one, $65 for two. Conference admission is $45/person for non-members, but we'd waive the last five. Thus, you would be providing at least one scholarship for a writer with financial hardships.

Please let us know if you have any questions. If you’re ready to buy, just reply to me with what you’d like to purchase, the formal company name, the 2-line and/or 100-word write up, and the logo. For a logo, we’d need about 150×150 size, 300dpi. (I can resize as long as it’s not too small or too large.) Please send it in .jpg or .png. 


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