For anyone living in the SoCal area (or willing to travel there, as some are coming from as far away as Japan!), one of the best writers' conferences in the country is fast approaching. Besides an amazing faculty (and very reasonable registration fee), the conference is sponsoring a contest for the best manuscript (fiction or nonfiction) to win a GUARANTEED publishing package with Westbow Press (a publishing arm of Thomas Nelson). The entry deadline is April 1, and you MUST be present at the conference to win. Check it out while there's time--other contests and prizes as well. http://www.occwf.org/
Hope to see you there!