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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We’re delighted to announce the first member of the 2016 literary agent lineup at the DFW Writers’ Conference, April 23-24 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Please welcome Tricia Skinner of FUSE Literary Agency! Tri­cia Skin­ner is an author of passionate dark fantasy (represented by Agency co-founder Laurie McLean), Assistant Agent working with Laurie McLean, and… Read More

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We’ve got a great lineup of agents for you at the 2016 DFW Writers’ Conference, April 23-24 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. We’ll be announcing names over the next several days starting today. We’re doing something exciting for 2016 — it’s going to be a no-repeat year. None of these agents have been to… Read More

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Howdy! recently named Fort Worth the best downtown in the nation. Come see why! Here’s a fun list of things you can do in downtown or near downtown Fort Worth. This is just a taste test! Barely a nibble of the city “where the west begins”. Visit the Cultural District . It’s only a few… Read More

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1. Being a wallflower This is your big chance! Make friends, make frenemies, just get out there and meet people! You could be making the connections now that pay off years down the road. Many published authors met other writers at conferences, and many times those fortuitous meetings panned out into work or getting your work… Read More

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Jennifer Duggins, our esteemed leader for 2016, explains in this video why you don’t want to miss DFWCon April 23-24 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Our theme for 2016 is “Writing for a Better World.” We’ll be announcing our agent lineup soon, so stay tuned! You can register here. Thank you Three Media Studio for creating… Read More

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We’re excited to announce three special guest speakers who have graciously agreed to come to the 2016 DFW Writer’s Conference! In alphabetical order: CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN   Mr. Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows,… Read More

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Our Success Stories

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.

My goal at the 2013 conference where I met Alice Speilburg was to make personal connections with the agents, to not worry about pitching to them and instead talk about shared interests. Not only did Alice know me but I knew she was the type of agent I’d want to work with.

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.

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.


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