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[…]

Don’t miss this year’s WRiTE CLUB contest! Submission period ends April 1

DL Hammons’ beloved WRiTE CLUB contest is back for its seventh year! This is a great way to submit your work anonymously and have it read and critiqued in a Fight Club-inspired tournament-style competition. We’re proud to have DFWCon associated with this contest once again. Winners will be announced at the conference! We’re in the middle Read more about Don’t miss this year’s WRiTE CLUB contest! Submission period ends April 1[…]

DFWCon announces 2018 agent & editor lineup

Here’s our agent & editor lineup for this year’s DFWCon, June 9-10!  Looking for newer agents actively building their client lists? We’ve got ‘em! Or maybe you’re looking for experienced agents who can share years of accumulated wisdom? We’ve got ‘em! And collectively, these industry professionals provide great coverage of a broad range of genres. Read more about DFWCon announces 2018 agent & editor lineup[…]