Limited Seating Classes & The Gong Show

Limited-Seating classes Most classes at DFWCon are open seating, but we do have two limited-seating classes that require signup at the conference: Read and Critique: Readers will get 12 minutes of read and critique time, with a maximum of eight minutes for reading and whatever time is left over for critique. Critique is led by members Read more about Limited Seating Classes & The Gong Show[…]

Heather Graham

Keynote Speaker: Heather Graham

We are honored and excited to announce that… Heather Graham is coming to DFWCon! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Thriller Master and RWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Heather Graham is coming to DFWCOn 2022! Heather will be delivering a powerful keynote speech, sharing her wisdom about writing and discussing her journey in the publishing Read more about Keynote Speaker: Heather Graham[…]

A Conversation with Julie Murphy

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that #1 New York Times Best Selling Author, Julie Murphy is coming to DFWCon! Julie will be joined on stage by author and DFW Writers’ Workshop member, Jenny Martin to discuss Julie’s exciting writing journey, including her upcoming novel, A Merry Little Meet Cute and her #1 New York Read more about A Conversation with Julie Murphy[…]

Master the Art of Querying with Kristin Nelson

Our Agent/Editor VIPs for 2022!

Below is our list of agent and editor VIPs attending DFWCon 2022! Scroll down for links to genre matrix pdfs Updated 9/4/22 Sue Arroyo, CamCat Publishing (Publisher). Looking for science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, paranormal, western, romance (adult and young adult). Does not publish poetry, erotica, children’s books, anthologies, or any previously published Read more about Our Agent/Editor VIPs for 2022![…]

Preliminary List of Speakers/Classes is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce our preliminary list of speakers for this year’s conference! Our lineup includes authors, agents, editors, publishers, and literary champions from writing communities near and far. We can’t wait to learn from them all! Robin Alvarez Amanda Arista Sue Arroyo Hannah VanVels Ausbury Elise Ballard S. Clark Chase Rosemary Clement & Rook Read more about Preliminary List of Speakers/Classes is Here![…]

DFWCon in Cooperation with The Michener Center for Writers

We are thrilled to announce that now and for years to come we’ll be working in cooperation with the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin to bring new esteemed speakers to the conference. We can’t wait to continue adding to our already stellar roster of authors and teachers. About the Read more about DFWCon in Cooperation with The Michener Center for Writers[…]

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![…]


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[…]