FIRE AND ASH Short Story Contest

Yes, it’s summer again in DFW: sprinklers are watering the sidewalks, shady parking spaces have become war zones, and sweaty kids are flash-mobbing rec centers and movie theaters everywhere. But while you’re out lounging poolside in your Daisy Dukes, why not flex your fiction muscles too? This summer, the DFW Writers Conference has partnered with…

Fortunately Wrong

We love to hear success stories. To see how people achieve that next level is truly inspiring. Our next success story comes from a member of our very own DFW Writers’ Workshop (the sponsor for the conference). For this, we decided to let Dave tell his own story. “Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn,…

New Registration Site and Speakers for DFWcon 2014

Greetings, DFWcon faithful!  Tex Thompson here. For those of you who already know me, I’ve got bad news:  I am now the Publications Manager for the DFW Writers’ Conference.  YES.  I have assumed editorial oversight for this site, as well as our forthcoming publications.   That uncanny chill you felt just now?  Yeah, that was me…

DFWcon pitch session ends in success

The DFW Writers’ Conference has had its share of writer success stories, but this year had an especially unique one. This year, an agent offered representation during a pitch session. Here’s Annie Neugebauer’s story. Three days before the conference, Annie queried Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary with her horror book Once The Darkness Comes. Annie…

No finished manuscript? Consider a consultation.

There may be a bit of misperception out there that writers’ conferences are all about pitching a finished manuscript to an agent, and that if you don’t have a finished manuscript, there is no reason to attend a conference. Not true! Conferences are about more than just pitch sessions. They are full of great classes…

A Collection of Tips

When Corey Wright and I proposed our idea for the “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” class at DFWCon, we were extremely excited about what it could be: a chance to draw on the collective knowledge of the attendees. With so many writers in the same place at the same time, it just seemed wrong to not…