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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]