BinderCon Success Stories #1

During the month of December we’ve been collecting writing success stories from our wonderful community of women and gender non-conforming writers. These anecdotes are music to our ears–the very reason we volunteer our time. We hope they inspire you.

Stay tuned, we’ll be posting more of these stories over the coming 10 days.

Alicia Wallace“BinderCon inspired me over and over again. I kept a notebook and pen in my hand through every session because they all sparked so many new ideas, gave me new perspectives, and got me excited about new and existing projects. The weekend was comfortable, inspiring, and intimate. I met people who told other people about me, and some of those people sought me out. I attended a fantastic session, but wasn’t able to stay until the end, but wanted to talk to one of the speakers. The next day, she stopped me and said someone told her about me, and she wanted to chat. It was like BinderMagic. This camaraderie and kindness opened new doors, built new relationships, and gave me confidence in my ability to articulate my work and my passion. There aren’t many other conferences where people make the effort to connect others, but BinderCon attracts women and gender nonconforming people and creates a supportive, nurturing environment to benefit us all. Three connections I made at BinderCon have led to new relationships, development, and opportunities in my writing, professional, and personal life.” – Alicia Wallace


Julia Phillips“BinderCon has transformed my career and my self-confidence as a writer. In 2014, I attended a weekend’s worth of panels focused on starting out as a freelancer. In 2015, I returned with a year’s worth of clips under my belt, participated in the Pitching 101 workshop to cement my knowledge of the basics, and sold stories to two major publications at Speed Pitch.” – Julia Phillips



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