Writer's Digest Conference:
Get Discovered. Get Published.
The Writer’s Digest Conference brings together influential agents, innovators and creative minds in the publishing world all willing to share their insider know-how with you.
- Discover your strengths—maybe even get discovered—at the Pitch slam. This year, more agents and shorter lines will give you more opportunities to impress an agent.
- Exchange ideas with publishing pros and fellow writers of every skill level.
- Expand your knowledge in sessions focused on the business, the craft and the future of publishing.
Alysia had a whirlwind romance with the Writer's Digest Conference
Alysia walked in as a newbie and walked out with an agent that led to a book deal one month later.
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Find YOUR Agent at WDC
Pitching is the name of the game at this year's Writer's Digest Pitch Slam. With over 60 agents to visit, you are sure to find your genre represented here!
Meet Mary Kole - just one of the agents.
Young adult and middle grade novels and truly exceptional picture books. Realistic/contemporary, urban fantasy and fantasy/adventure, historical, paranormal and mystery manuscripts. One of her favorite genres is magical realism: a story set firmly in our world, only with a twist—magic, danger or something that turns “reality” on its ear.
Click here for a full list of agents that will be participating in this year's Pitch Slam.
Sessions & Speakers
Conflict And Suspense
James Scott Bell
Conflict, action, and suspense pull readers into a story and carry them along until its conclusion. James Scott Bell will teach you to craft, create, and develop... Learn More
The New World of Publishing
Don't miss the best selling author of the John Rain series of thrillers as he discusses publishing in the digital age; what's changed, what hasn't, what you can do... Learn More
Are you prepared for the Pitch Slam? Chuck Sambuchino will provide guidelines for honing your pitch ... Learn More
The Drive to Write
Chris will discuss those indefinable qualities that drive us to write, create characters, devise plots, and share ideas Learn More