A college alternative for writers.

Learn the writing & business skills you need to get published and support yourself financially.

You Don’t Need to Give Up Your Writing Dreams

 Many writers find themselves lost for good options.

  • Writing degrees don’t often focus on genre fiction or novel-writing.
  • Friends and family tell them getting published is like winning the lottery.
  • They struggle to find the mentorship and guidance they need to move forward.

What if there was a better way?

“One of the most comprehensive writing programs you’ll find anywhere.” — Steve Laube

President of The Steve Laube Agency, The Christian Writer’s Institute, and Head of Enclave Publishing

We provide the laser-focused educational experience you’re looking for.

Learn virtually from the comfort of your own home.

A Spotlight on Craft

We don’t fill your schedule with extracurriculars that don’t prepare you for a writing career.

Professional Mentorship

Get personal coaching from published authors, professional editors, and literary agents.

A Viable Financial Plan

We provide alternatives to the “starving artist” by training our students to be entrepreneurs.

“I can say without reservation that this is one of the best things that ever happened to my writing and to me as a person. If your goal is to be an author, I can’t recommend The Author Conservatory highly enough.

Sarah Pagel

Learn One-on-One from Professional Authors & Editors

We know what it takes to break into the writing industry and build a sustainable career.

Brett Harris

Brett Harris

Kara Swanson

Kara Swanson

Jaquelle Ferris

Jaquelle Ferris

Steve Laube

Steve Laube

Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer

Margaret McGriff

Margaret McGriff

Joanne Bischof

Joanne Bischof

Katie Phillips

Katie Phillips

I joined the Conservatory because I was impressed with their mission and method. Ever since, I’ve only found more reasons to love it here. The instructors care deeply about my stories and me. They challenge me to be a healthier, happier person all around.

Kasumi Sonoda

Graduate in 3 years with…

A mastery of the fundamentals of fiction.

Two full-length projects written with coaching & direction from writing professionals.

A viable financial strategy for writing & entrepreneurship. 

The tools necessary for your own business venture that earns money at a high hourly rate.

A network of writing peers and professional industry connections to support your career.

“I’ve seen my storytelling skills begin to sharpen, and myself becoming the writer I’ve always known I could be. My stories are starting to take shape, in all the complexity and depth I always wanted but could never find.”

James Noller

How to Apply:


Fill Out An Application

Apply as soon as you know you’re interested. You’re not making any commitment by applying.


Talk With Admissions

We’ll explore if we’re the right fit—and if you’d need to build more experience before joining.


Choose Your Start Date

If accepted, you can select the starting month that’s best for you (as long as it still has open spots).

Apply for the Conservatory

Space is limited. Apply today to get started.

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Summer Offer: Get a $500 Writing Conference Scholarship
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