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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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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Dawn Frederick, Literary Agent Red Sofa Literary What is your all-time favorite book and why? Hands down THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH.  It won my heart in 1st grade, and with every read (I’ve lost count the # of times I’ve read it), I find something new.  It’s my mantra, my happiness, and it’s the reason why…

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

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.

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

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