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.

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July 24-26, 2015
Wyly Theatre, Dallas, TX

Your registration includes:

Agent Pitch Session

Receive a 10 minute pitch session with the agent of your choice.

Keynote Events

You get an all-access pass to keynote speeches, along with every class and panel offered. Our writing-centric events have focus ranging from craft to business.


On both Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a networking lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks thanks to the exceptional catering of Wolfgang Puck.


DFWCon is known for its intimate size, excellent author/agent accessibility, and ability to foster peer relationships.


Industry leaders, their know-how, and your manuscript. Limited seating workshops guarantee individual attention.


A downtown location with free parking, public transportation, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere made explicitly for the arts.


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All year you plan for this. You save money, take time off work, write a novel… You share your work. You critique it. You re-write. You re-write. You re-write. For two days you come to us, manuscript in hand, and forget the other places you exist. You enter this piece of the literary world knowing…

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Editor’s note: if you weren’t fortunate enough to meet Michelle at this year’s DFWcon, the thing to know is that she is not only a stellar human being, but an author who’s fearlessly carved out her own path to publication.  We are so glad that she’s taken the time to talk about the little-known “middle…

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Hello again, DFWcon faithful!  Hope this finds you having survived real life re-entry – it is always a shock! But before we get too deep into rest and recovery this weekend, we wanted to put out a quick update for what you can expect from us in the upcoming weeks. 1.  Surveys.  Yes!  We have…

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It’s hard to believe we’ve arrived at The Monday again.  You know, the one after DFWcon, when you’re SO exhausted and SO pumped and your dirty laundry is still in the suitcase and you can’t hardly see straight, but the rest of the world still expects you to function, and has no idea what to…

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Yep, you read that right – unfortunately, the ravages of real life have reared their ugly heads at the last minute.   We’re sorry to announce that Sarah LaPolla is ill and will not be able to attend DFWcon.  Needless to say, we are as sad about that as you are, and are working overtime…

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“What?!” you may say.  “My pitch doesn’t matter?  Then how come I’m making myself nuts and mainlining Pepto Bismol trying to get it right?  Are you saying I’m wasting my time?” Not at all, gentle reader!  Allow benevolent grizzled veteran and 2012 DFWcon Director Jason Myers to explain.   Your Pitch Doesn’t Matter by Jason…

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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.

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.

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

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.

Early Bird Registration Now Open

Now through January 31, 2015, catch the early bird special of $299

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