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.
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.
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.
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.
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.