October 2, 2016


We are the Dallas Fort Worth Writers Conference, also known as DFWCon. We’re a program of the DFW Writers’ Workshop, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in helping writers improve their work and has been operating since 1977.

DFWCon is the premier multi-genre writers conference in the Southwest. We welcome writers in all genres, both fiction and non-fiction, and we provide:

  • a top-notch educational program
  • hands-on workshops
  • access to literary agents and editors from around the country
  • opportunities to grow your professional network
  • a chance to make lifelong friends
  • an amazing, fun-filled, memorable weekend!

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, or whether you’re on the traditional publishing side or self-published or indie or hybrid. There’s more than one path in the world of publishing, and DFWCon is committed to providing valuable content that will help you no matter which path you choose.

Over the years, our keynote speakers have included: Scott Westerfeld, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Donald Maass, Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Stephanie Klein, Kevin J. Anderson, Christopher Golden, Jonathan Maberry, Michael Capuzzo, Deborah Crombie, Jodi Thomas, Chuck Wendig, and Candace Havens.

2022 will be DFWCon’s 14th year! We’ve seen publishing change dramatically in that time span, and we’ll make sure DFWCon changes with it so it can continue to help propel your writing career.

Contact Us

Thanks for your interest in the conference. Please email info *AT* dfwcon dot org with questions. To ensure a speedier response, please include the phrase “DFWCon Inquiry” in the subject line.

Apologies, but due to time constraints, we are not able to respond to vague queries or comments like “I would love to attend” or “I want to be a writer” or “Please send me information about DFWCon.” We have created this website to provide helpful information about the conference. But we will be delighted to answer specific questions or help you with any issues with your conference registration. Thank you for your understanding.

DFWCon team