DFWCon 2024


October 5-6

Hurst, Texas

Craft, Career and Community

Early Bird Pricing Through March 15

The premier, multi-genre writers conference in the Southwest

You finally finished your first novel. Yay! Now, how do you get the darn thing published? Ugh. Or, maybe you don’t know how to create a good villain. Maybe you’ve been stuck on page two since last Arbor Day. Where do you turn for guidance?

Don’t fret! No matter where you are in your writing journey, the 16th annual DFW Writers Conference is here to navigate you through every step. Presented by the DFW Writers’ Workshop, DFWCon will help take your writing career to the next level.

Learn how to get an agent’s attention with a well-written query letter. Even better, pitch your work to an agent in person. Catch sessions by established authors and other professionals in the business. Read in front of a small group for feedback. Find out the best ways to market your book. There are so many classes in two days it can be hard to choose. Aside from the formal schedule, DFWCon gives you the time to broaden your professional network and make new friends.

More than 300 attendees, 50+ classes, 12+ agents and editors, and a full weekend of networking

Some of our past speakers

What they're saying about us

The best conferences remind me why I do what I do—getting to see the writer behind the email, the inspiration behind the stories, the rich & diverse & interesting lives writers lead — and DFWCON is certainly one of these. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is lucky to have them.

Amy Bishop-Wycisk

Trellis Literary Management

I promptly passed out after returning to NYC last night, but I want to thank the folks at DFWCON for an amazing weekend. I remembered my last time at this conference VERY fondly and this year’s trip only just reinforced that sentiment. I had such a wonderful time!

T.S. Ferguson

Azantian Literary Agency

Where is this great thing?

Hurst Conference Center, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth and about 15 minutes from the DFW airport. Bring your laptop, device, or pen and paper if you’re old school – feather quill if you’re ye olde school.

Need a place to stay?

You don’t want to slog over to a hotel way out there somewhere and come back again in the morning. Stay at our official hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, steps from the Hurst Conference Center. Click here for a discounted group rate.