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.

Meals

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

Networking

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

Workshops

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

 Venue

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

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Alice Speilburg, Literary Agent Speilburg Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? I’ll go with Jane Austen’s Emma, because in addition to all of the reasons why people love Austen’s books – social commentary, timelessness, an easy familiarity with the characters — I admire the way she crafts the protagonist (Emma) as such a…

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Uwe Stender, Literary Agent TriadaUS Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, because it made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me realize what really is important in life. What’s on your top-secret, personal wish list for manuscripts? I really want a humorous…

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Kendel Lynn, Literary Agent Henery Press What is your all-time favorite book and why? Only ONE all-time favorite? You’re killing me. How about one OF my favorites: The Stand by Stephen King. What’s on your top-secret, personal wish list for manuscripts? A light paranormal mystery: Practical Magic meets Veronica Mars. What literary trend has surprised you…

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Michelle Johnson, Literary Agent Inklings Literary Agency What is your all-time favorite book and why? This is like asking a person to choose one of their children. I just can’t do it. There are books I have read and re-read, though. Among them are Dune, The Stand, Charming, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe…

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April Osborn, Editor St. Martin’s Press What is your all-time favorite book and why? This is an almost impossible question to answer, but I think I’m going to go with My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. I love the way it sweeps the reader up in a world that is so vividly painted…

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Lana Popovic, Literary Agent Chalberg & Sussman What is your all-time favorite book and why? Can I cheat and pick an entire series? If so, it would be Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel books, for the lush world building, equally lush language, and the classiest sensuality a reader can ask for. Plus, I’m an absolute sucker for…

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Our Success Stories

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.

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.

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.

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

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