Use these genre charts to help you choose an agent or editor for your pitch

These grids show which genres the agents and editors have indicated they’re interested in — or in some cases, not interested in. Use them as a guide in choosing which agents and editors to approach, but still do your research, because sometimes there are nuances that a chart like this can’t capture — for example,…

How to choose an agent for your pitch session and sign up for Friday workshops after you’ve already registered for the conference

If you have already registered and paid to attend the conference and now need to make your agent pitch selections or sign up for a pre-conference workshop, here’s what you need to do. You’re going to go back into your existing registration and add more information to it. It can be a little confusing at…

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,…

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…

How Do I Choose a Good Agent to Approach at the Conference?

We get asked this question a lot.  “Who do I pick to pitch my book to?” “Which agent is the best one to represent me?” “How do I know!?” First of all, chill.  This isn’t a one-time deal where you pick the wrong person and the entire publishing industry shuts the door in your face.…