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4 Upcoming Writer’s Conferences

One of the easiest ways to network with publishing industry professionals and get your work out there is to attend a writer’s conference. Here are four conferences across the country you can check out in the coming months.

1. Indie Author Fringe

When: October 14th, 2017  |  Where: Online

Brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Indie Author Fringe is an online conference for self-publishing authors. The conference allows writers from all over the globe to tune in, and registration is free. According to their website, authors from all phases of self-publishing offer guidance on writing, design, distribution, sales, marketing, rights, money, and more.

2. The Atlanta Writer’s Conference

When: November 3rd-4th, 2017  |  Where: Renaissance Concourse Hotel, Atlanta

Organized by the Atlanta Writer’s Club, the Atlanta Writer’s Conference is one of the largest in the Southeast. Writers can take part in publishing seminars, workshops, agent & editor Q&As, a query letter critique session, and pitches with agents and editors. Registration is currently open. The AWC is open to all genres and offers a $50 discount for active AWC members.

3. The Literary Writer’s Conference

When: December 7th & 8th, 2017  |  Where: The New School, NYC

For serious literary writers, according to the website. The Literary Writer’s Conference in New York offers clinics, workshops, and panels to partner conference goers with agents and publishing professionals to give them feedback on their work. Many of the largest literary agencies flock to this conference, which is put on by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. Their aim is to promote literary work.

4. San Francisco Writer’s Conference

When: February 15th-18th, 2018  Where: Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco

The San Francisco Writer’s Conference is one of the largest writer’s conferences in the United States. It offers seminars on every step of the writing process, advice from editors, Q&A sessions with industry experts, and editorial consultations. One popular session is “speed dating,” where writers have a chance to network with literary agents from New York and California, each pitch lasting just three minutes.

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