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WCDH Receives "Writers Support Organization of the Year" Award

Path To Publishing Conference for Writers

Excellence in Publishing Awards Program

Honors The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

for its Outstanding Vision, Dedication, and Contribution to the Literary Industry

Las Vegas, NV, October 5, 2021: At the Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business publishing conference for writers, traditionally and self-published authors, and small/independent publishers, Las Vegas-based Path To Publishing founder and CEO, Joylynn M. Ross—as part of her organization’s fourth annual “Excellence in Publishing Awards”— honored The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow as “Writer’s Support Organization/Foundation of the Year” for its distinctive accomplishments and hard work.

“The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow excels in the ways in which it supports authors,” Ross explained, “demonstrating the power of their commitment to excellence toward writers and authors in their writing and publishing careers and journey, and in their service to the literary industry as a whole.”

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow creates a space for individuals to produce creative works, while offering opportunities such as fellowships and scholarships to help subsidize the cost of completing their projects.

“These awards were made in the spirit of this conference, a spirit that animates every aspect of our business,” Ross said. “These awards are just one way in which Path To Publishing serves writers, self-publishers and small/independent publishers at every stage of their careers.

“Path To Publishing is known for providing reliable resources and referrals,” Ross said. “We do our best to vet, utilize, and observe literary industry professionals, experts, and service providers to make sure we gather the right resources, which we then match to our clients’ needs.”

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Executive Director, Michelle Hannon, said, “We are honored and thrilled to receive this award. It’s a confirmation that we are succeeding in our mission to nurture and support writers at every step along their writing journey.”

The Fifth Annual “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” conference, which will include next year’s Excellence in Publishing Awards, is being planned for September 17 through 24 of 2022.

About Path To Publishing

Path To Publishing is a tradename of End of the Rainbow Projects, founded by widely published author Joylynn M. Ross in 2000 in Columbus, Ohio. Path To Publishing exists to serve the needs of writers and others in the publishing business, through both annual conferences and a wide range of specific publishing-support services available to everyone from someone who’s thinking about writing a book, all the way to those who have published books with one of the “Big Five” royalty-payment publishing companies, which dominate the market.

Path To Publishing, located at 9850 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite A5-570 in Las Vegas, Nevada can be reached at or at 725-605-4054.

About The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to “nurture writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, energizes creative expression, stimulates new thinking, and optimizes productivity.” Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities hosting over 1,800 writers from 49 states and 17 countries. For more information, please visit or call Michelle Hannon at (479)253-7444.

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