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 of helpful writing and business classes. You’ll hear inspiring keynote speeches by successful authors. You’ll be able to take part in hands-on interactive workshops and get detailed critique of your work. You’ll meet literary agents who are flying from around the country to meet Texas writers like you. And just as importantly, you’ll join the friendly, supportive community that has become DFWCon’s trademark!

The winning applicant will be chosen by agent Serene Hakim of Pande Literary Agency, and will receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Lunch on both days is included. You’ll also have the option to sign up for a 10-minute one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, and you’ll be able to attend our networking reception Saturday night, which will be attended by our entire lineup of agents.

Apply no later than midnight Wednesday, May 2 by emailing director at dfwcon.org with the following information:

1. Name, age, address and a phone number.

2. Tell us what makes you an #OwnVoices author and why you would like to attend the DFW Writers Conference.

3. Why do you write and what would you like to achieve with your writing?

4. Please include a previously unpublished writing sample no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words, pasted into your email. Writing sample can be fiction or nonfiction and can be about anything. Keep in mind that the idea is for us to get a sense of who you are as an #OwnVoices author.

Be sure to include the phrase “#OwnVoices Contest” in the email’s subject line.

Good luck! We look forward to reading your work.

6 thoughts on “DFWCon #OwnVoices Author Scholarship – Enter and you could win free admission!

    • Hello Alexandra, you can take a look through this website, dfwcon.org, for information. You can also search for us on Facebook and visit our page. Regrettably, we do not have senior rates. I hope we see you at the conference!

  • This is my first writers conference and i am so happy.
    I’m at the beginning stages with my book title and the topic, will there be a speaker for 1st timers?
    Will there be a survey for the speakers or at the end of conference?

    • Hey Dona! Our conference is for writers at all levels and attendances. We have online surveys after the conference happens.
      Hope to see you there!!

  • Issues with hotel.

    Hello, I sent an email to director@dfwcon.org last week ago regarding the code requested by the Hilton hotel to get the room rate, and haven’t heard back. They need the code. How can I get the code to reserve a room and attend the conference?

    • Emilia, there is no code for our conference. You just tell them you’re with us to get the discounted rate.

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