Novel Writing Seminar by Bob Mayer, a DFWCon special event

This year’s pre-conference master class is a special Novel Writing Seminar by New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer! Join Bob on Friday, June 21 for an intensive four-hour workshop on writing the novel, beginning with the original idea and core conflict, developing plot and character, working with point of view, and pulling everything together Read more about Novel Writing Seminar by Bob Mayer, a DFWCon special event[…]

Full class list and schedule published!

The full class list and schedule grid are now available at http://dfwcon.org/classes! We’ve got more than 70 sessions for you this year, covering writing craft, business, and promotion, for all experience levels. Most classes are open seating, but some do require advance signup, and you can do that at http://dfwcon2019workshops.eventbrite.com. We look forward to seeing Read more about Full class list and schedule published![…]

DFW Writers Conference June 9-10, 2018

Time to sign up for limited seating classes!

Enjoy These Amazing Workshops at DFWCon! Once you’ve registered for DFWCon June 22-23, you can sign up for limited seating classes! Most of our classes are open seating, but a small number of them do require advance signup. This year, in addition to our traditional Interactive Workshops, we’ve got three advanced level classes in human Read more about Time to sign up for limited seating classes![…]

Master the Art of Querying with Kristin Nelson

Updated list of literary agents attending DFWCon

If you have registered to attend DFWCon, you can go to the signup form to choose your literary agent for a pitch or consultation. You get one free session with your conference registration. You will be asked to indicate your first, second and third choice of agent. This is in case we’re not able to place Read more about Updated list of literary agents attending DFWCon[…]

DFW Writers Conference June 9-10, 2018

Pick a literary agent for your pitch session!

Pitch session signups for DFWCon, June 22-23 are here! If you have registered to attend DFWCon, you can go to the signup form to choose your literary agent for a pitch or consultation. You get one free session with your conference registration. You will be asked to indicate your first, second and third choice of Read more about Pick a literary agent for your pitch session![…]

Master the Art of Querying with Kristin Nelson

DFWCon’s 2019 literary agent lineup

Here’s our current literary agent lineup! We might add a few more, but for now: Amelia Appel – Triada US Literary AgencyMargaret Bail – Fuse LiterarySavannah Brooks – Jennifer De Chiara Literary AgencyArielle Datz – Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Jennie Goloboy – Donald Maass Literary AgencyJennifer Grimaldi – Chalberg & SussmanErik Hane – Red Sofa LiteraryWeronika Read more about DFWCon’s 2019 literary agent lineup[…]

The Writer magazine cover

The Writer magazine’s readers choose DFWCon as one of America’s best writing conferences!

The Writer magazine asked its readers to name the best writing conferences in America — one winner for each state. Thanks to your support, DFWCon was recognized in the magazine’s February issue as the best writing conference in Texas! All of us on the conference team are gobsmacked and thrilled that you think so highly Read more about The Writer magazine’s readers choose DFWCon as one of America’s best writing conferences![…]

DFWCon's 2019 keynote speaker is bestselling author Chuck Wendig.

Chuck Wendig is DFWCon’s 2019 keynote speaker!

We’re delighted to announce that our 2019 keynote speaker will be Chuck Wendig, the noted science fiction and fantasy novelist, comic book author, screenwriter and popular blogger! Chuck’s books include the Atlanta Burns series, the Miriam Black series, the Heartland Trilogy, and the Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy. He’s also written two non-fiction books about the Read more about Chuck Wendig is DFWCon’s 2019 keynote speaker![…]

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![…]