The DFW Writers Conference, sponsored by
DFW Writers Workshop, has grown to be the premier
writers conference in the southwest. Our goal is to provide writers
with excellent education, networking,and industry exposure at the best value.

The 2016 DFWcon will be Saturday, April 23-24th
At the Fort Worth Convention Center

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Your conference registration comes with a free one-on-one pitch session with an agent or editor. For those who’d like to have a pitch session with more than one agent or editor, we’ll be offering additional sessions for $40 each. There will be other opportunities to pitch to the agents and editors, including the Saturday evening…

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We’re delighted to announce that the latest heavy hitter to join this year’s speaker lineup is none other than Me Ra Koh! Also known as The Photo Mom, she’s the leading photography expert and educator to moms with cameras. She hosts the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh. She also…

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We’ve posted the schedule grid showing keynotes, lectures, panels, limited seating workshops and more! This is a work in progress and information is subject to change. We’re still working on the last few classes. But this will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect and should help you choose a limited seating…

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One of the big changes we’re making to the DFW Writers Conference this year is an overhaul of our educational offerings. We’ve experimented with limited-seating, interactive workshops in past years and they’ve proven to be very popular. So this year we’re going big, with nearly 20 limited seating workshops!  Almost half of our educational program…

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Susan Chang, Senior Editor Tor Books What is your all-time favorite book and why? Sorry, can’t answer this question as I don’t have one favorite. Some of my favorites include the HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy by Philip Pullman, everything by Diana Wynne Jones, the BETSY-TACY series by Maud Hart Lovelace, THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS by Ursula K. Le…

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Michael Sterling, Literary Agent Folio Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? 2666 by Roberto Bolano. The writing is absolutely fantastic: the voice is powerful, the prose is gorgeously and intensely crafted. What’s on your top-secret, personal wish list for manuscripts? An author like Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Kate Atkinson, or Anthony Doerr…

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I met my agent Margaret Bail in the lobby at DFWCon 2014. Coincidentally, I’d also signed up for her query critique session later that day. As you can imagine, I paid extra-close attention to her comments! Margaret ultimately offered representation, and I’m thrilled the say the whole arrangement happened because of DFWCon.

My agent (Jennie Goloboy) and I are an unstoppable crime-fighting duo – and DFWcon is the Justice League that brought us together.

Three years ago, I attended my first DFWCon. I didn’t know anything except that I wrote a novel and I wanted to sell it. One year later, I met Michelle Johnson. A chance conversation later about something I wrote for my daughters and I was offered representation for a story I never considered pitching. Sometimes, it really is about being at the right place at the right time. For me, the right place will always be DFWCon.

I credit DFWCon as one of the major factors that lead to my publication. When I first attended at 18, I had no idea what the publishing industry was all about. In one weekend, I met my future agent (Louise Fury), learned all about the ins and outs of traditional and indie publishing, and learned that it was possible to reach my goals.

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