The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference
Writers and Authors has partnered with The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference this year. In today's post I'll fill you in on all the important details.
About the event:
Write better. Get published. Build your network.
The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is the premier destination of writers across the world who want to elevate their skills with personalized advice from some of today’s most accomplished authors, editors and mentors.
Writer’s Digest has earned its reputation as the industry’s most trusted source for writing advice and insight over the past 90+ years. With more than 50 Agents and Editors expected to participate in the Pitch Slam and dozens of insightful sessions led by industry experts and successful writers, the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is an unprecedented opportunity to advance your career and improve your writing practice.
WHO ATTENDS WRITER’S DIGEST CONFERENCE?
The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is for writers of all genres, forms and levels of experience. No matter how long you’ve been writing, you’ll find content of great value for you. Writer’s Digest’s reputation attracts a dedicated group of writers! The vast majority of attendees shared that they have been writing for years. Last year, more than 1,000 were in attendance, with even more expected in 2017.
LEARN FROM EXPERTS
Connect with many of publishing’s most respected and knowledgeable writers, agents and editors—including bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo! Pick the program track that’s right for you. Mix and match sessions from the five core program areas: Getting Published, Platform & Promotion, Craft, Genre Studies and The Business of Being an Author.
PITCH YOUR WORK
Bypass the waiting game! Instead of sending out query after query and hoping to hear back, at the Pitch Slam you’ll pitch your work one-on-one to agents and editors searching for new talent and great books. This opportunity is a pulse-pounding ride!
You’ll pitch to each agent for 90 seconds and then receive 90 seconds of instant,
invaluable feedback—and maybe a request to hear more.
MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE
The Conference is a true writers’ summit. You’ll be rubbing elbows with agents and editors, sure, but you’ll also have the chance to connect with your peers, people who truly understand the writing life and who want to see you succeed. Find a writing partner, join a critique group or just enjoy meeting new friends.