Second pitch sessions will be available — here’s how it will work

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…

Announcing this year’s Special Guest: Me Ra Koh, The Photo Mom, multi-published author and Disney Jr host!

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…

Limited Seating Workshops are here!

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…

Fast Five: Susan Chang

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…

Fast Five: Michael Sterling

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…

Fast Five: Shannon Hassan

Shannon Hassan, Literary Agent Marsal Lyon Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? This is a tough question! I’m not sure it is my “all-­time favorite” but I recently re-­read is A HISTORY OF LOVE and it still moves me with its mix of memorable characters, mystery, beauty, and heartbreak. What’s on your top-secret,…

Fast Five: Allison Devereux

Allison Devereux, Literary Agent Wolf Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? This probably changes from month to month, but right now I’d say Remainder by Tom McCarthy. The story is so bizarre and compelling, and McCarthy brilliantly portrays an unreliable narrator with a fractured sense of reality. What’s on your top-secret, personal wish…

Fast Five: Christopher Rhodes

Christopher Rhodes, Literary Agent James Fitzgerald Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? The Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. I was introduced to this novel in high school and it changed my mind completely about what a book can be. The Song of Solomon has it all ­­adventure, magical realism, folklore, racial…

Fast Five: Thao Le

Thao Le, Literary Agent Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? This is impossible to answer! But Diana Wynne Jones is my hands down all-time favorite writer. So anything by her would be a favorite. Her stories are just always so vivid and imaginative and full of twists and turns. I love them.…