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[…]

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[…]

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![…]

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![…]

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What to Expect at Your First Writers Conference

Is this your first conference ever? Congratulations! You’ve made a big step toward getting real about your craft. (Yes I am using all bitmoji for this article!) For many (looking at you, introverts) the thought of spending an entire weekend around a bunch of strangers can be absolutely somewhat terrifying intimidating. As a fellow introvert, let Read more about What to Expect at Your First Writers Conference[…]

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[…]

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[…]