DFWCon’s legendary Query Gong game show is back! Here’s how it works

One of the highlights of DFWCon each year has been Query Gong. And we’re bringing it back! It’s going to be a blast and anyone can participate. Here’s how. If you dare, bring your query letter and put it in the collection box at the registration table. It should be on 8.5″ by 11″ page, Read more about DFWCon’s legendary Query Gong game show is back! Here’s how it works[…]

This is what the pitch session room will look like at DFWCon.

Your pitch session survival guide!

So you’re pitching to an agent or editor at DFWCon this year. What an exciting moment! What a nervous moment! What should you expect? What should you bring? What should you wear? So many questions.  Never fear, we have some answers for you! Do I have to do a pitch session? Nope. Totally optional. And Read more about Your pitch session survival guide![…]

DFW Writers Conference June 9-10, 2018

Class schedule and how to sign up for limited-seating workshops

You can now view the DFWCon schedule and list of class descriptions. We hope you like the class selection! They cover a broad range of writing-related topics and there’s something for people at all skill and experience levels. We’ve even got business classes, covering topics like contracts and working with an agent or editor effectively. Read more about Class schedule and how to sign up for limited-seating workshops[…]

Master the Art of Querying with Kristin Nelson

This year’s pre-conference advanced class: Master the Art of Querying with Agent Kristin Nelson

Noted literary agent Kristin Nelson is joining us at this year’s DFW Writer’s Conference, June 9-10. That’s exciting news! And even more exciting is that she’ll be teaching a separate pre-conference master class starting June 8 to help fiction authors conquer a topic that strikes fear and dread into the heart of many a writer: Read more about This year’s pre-conference advanced class: Master the Art of Querying with Agent Kristin Nelson[…]

Angela Daniels wins #OwnVoices Scholarship Contest

Congratulations to Angela Daniels, the winner of the DFWCon #OwnVoices Scholarship Essay Contest!  Angela was chosen from a field of strong writers with compelling writing samples and will receive free admission to this year’s conference. Here’s what Angela had to say about why she writes: “Writing sustains me. When I don’t know what to say, when I Read more about Angela Daniels wins #OwnVoices Scholarship Contest[…]

DFWCon diverse author scholarship

DFWCon #OwnVoices Author Scholarship – Enter and you could win free admission!

DFWCon wants to extend a hand to diverse #OwnVoices authors who have a story to tell the world and are working to start or revitalize their writing career. If you can get to Hurst, Texas on June 9-10, 2018, apply for a chance at attending the conference free! At DFWCon, you’ll get to attend a variety Read more about DFWCon #OwnVoices Author Scholarship – Enter and you could win free admission![…]

Preliminary list of DFWCon classes released

We’re nearing completion of this year’s education program for DFWCon, June 9-10! This is a PARTIAL list of the classes we’ll have this year – about two-thirds of the entire program. We’ll be adding to the list. As you can see there are quite a few advanced-level topics this year, and several classes covering marketing Read more about Preliminary list of DFWCon classes released[…]

DL Hammons, organizer of Write Club contest

Don’t miss April 1 deadline for WRiTE CLUB contest!

Tomorrow, April 1, is the submission deadline for DL Hammons’ WRiTE CLUB contest! We hope you’ve submitted your 500-word anonymous entry for this tournament-style competition, or you’re hard at work finishing it up! Here are contest requirements, prizes and schedule: http://bit.ly/2u7otvC. Winners will be announced at DFWCon, June 9-10. Good luck, writers!  

Scott Westerfeld is DFWCon's 2018 keynote speaker.

Scott Westerfeld, esteemed YA science fiction author, is 2018 DFWCon keynote

DFWCon is delighted to announce that we’ve lined up an amazing keynote speaker for you this year: none other than Scott Westerfeld! Westerfeld is a highly acclaimed, bestselling young adult science fiction writer, author of the popular Uglies, Leviathan, and Zeroes novels. Other titles include Peeps and Afterworlds, and the graphic novel Spill Zone.  He’s Read more about Scott Westerfeld, esteemed YA science fiction author, is 2018 DFWCon keynote[…]