Reminder: How to sign up for your free pitch session when you’ve already registered for DFWCon

For those of you who registered for DFWCon early and need to go back to choose an agent and editor for a pitch session, use the instructions below. You’ll be logging back into the registration site, Eventbrite, to update your registration. Remember, one free pitch session comes with your registration. We ask you for three choices… Read More

Literary agent Tina P. Schwartz to attend DFWCon

Tina P. Schwartz, Founder & Literary Agent of The Purcell Agency, LLC, started out as an author. Penning 10 books for teens and children, published through traditional means, she decided to marry her two career paths of Advertising/Marketing and Writing/Publishing, to open her own literary agency in 2012. Since opening TPA, Schwartz has sold manuscripts… Read More

Time to choose your agent! Pitch session signups are here

It’s that special time… that time when we choose agents or editors for our pitch session! One free pitch session comes with your DFWCon registration, if you have a project ready to pitch. Generally speaking, agents want to hear pitches for completed manuscripts for fiction, and well-developed book proposals for nonfiction. You will be able to purchase… Read More

Nadia Cornier, agent at Firebrand Literary, to attend DFWCon April 23-24

We’ve got another exciting agent announcement for you! Nadia Cornier of Firebrand Literary will attend the DFW Writers Conference, April 23-24 in Fort Worth. Nadia likes to surround herself with inspiring, brilliant people who have out-of-the-box ideas, and she’s always looking for a way to do things just a bit better. She is happiest when… Read More

Agent Bree Ogden of Red Sofa Literary to attend DFW Writers Conference, April 23-24 in Fort Worth

We’re thrilled to announce that literary agent Bree Ogden will attend the DFW Writers Conference April 23-24, representing Red Sofa Literary! Prior to jointing Red Sofa, Bree was an agent with D4EO Literary for more than three years and an associate literary agent at Martin Literary Management for nearly two years, representing a wide variety… Read More

Literary agent Jodell Sadler to attend DFWCon April 23-24; reps children’s books

Children’s literary agent Jodell Sadler is coming to DFWcon, April 23-24 in Fort Worth! Jodell is agent/owner of Sadler Children’s Literary and founder of KidLit College and, She earned her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Hamline University in 2009. She jumped into agenting in 2012. She hosts workshops and webinars and presents… Read More

Two unique workshops designed to help you get the most out of DFW Writers Conference

The DFW Writers Conference has been working on ways to make our education program more interactive and hands-on. Less listening to lectures and more conversing and collaborating. We want writers to bring their real-world writing challenges to the conference and leave with solutions, or at least a plan of action. As part of that, we’re going… Read More

Joanna MacKenzie, literary agent at Browne & Miller, joins DFWCon lineup April 23-24

Are we done announcing fantastic agents who will attend the 2016 DFW Writers Conference? No, we are not! Today we have two exciting additions to our exciting agent lineup. The first is Joanna MacKenzie of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. Joanna loves a good story. She’s worked as a film critic and film festival director.… Read More

Literary agent Steven Salpeter of Curtis Brown Ltd joins DFWCon, April 23-24

Next up in our literary agent lineup for DFWCon 2016 is Steven Salpeter of Curtis Brown, Ltd. A graduate of the University of Florida, Steven was the editor-in-chief of Tea and founder of the Palmetto Prize for Fiction and the Blackbird Prize for Poetry. He began his publishing career at Writers House and Brandt &… Read More

Gordon Warnock of Fuse Literary Agency to attend DFWCon April 23-24

Gordon Warnock, a founding partner at Fuse Literary, will attend the DFW Writers Conference, April 23-24 in Fort Worth. Welcome to DFWCon, Gordon! Gordon is both a literary agent and the editorial director of Short Fuse Publishing. He brings years of experience as a senior agent, marketing director, editor for independent publishers, publishing consultant, and… Read More

Literary agent Saritza Hernandez to attend DFWCon, April 23-24

We’re proud to add Saritza Hernandez to our lineup of literary agents for DFWCon 2016, April 23-24 at the Fort Worth Convention Center! Saritza is the Senior Literary Agent at the Corvisiero Literary Agency and is known as the first literary agent to represent authors in the digital publishing landscape. While continuing to seek traditional… Read More

Austin-based literary agent Mark Falkin to attend DFWCon

Mark Falkin has practiced entertainment and intellectual property law for 16 years, representing hundreds of artists (a platinum seller and Grammy® winner among them), entrepreneurs and businesses, shopping artistic projects, drafting and negotiating entertainment contracts, securing trademarks and copyrights, licensing and selling intellectual properties, establishing businesses and litigating disputes. He is licensed in Texas and… Read More

Next up in our literary agent lineup for 2016: Jason Yarn

Next up in our amazing lineup of literary agents for DFWCon 2016 is Jason Yarn! Jason is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and an attorney registered in the state of New York. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in English and from Brooklyn Law School with a JD. He started… Read More

Announcing our first agent for 2016: Tricia Skinner of Fuse Literary

We’re delighted to announce the first member of the 2016 literary agent lineup at the DFW Writers’ Conference, April 23-24 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Please welcome Tricia Skinner of FUSE Literary Agency! Tri­cia Skin­ner is an author of passionate dark fantasy (represented by Agency co-founder Laurie McLean), Assistant Agent working with Laurie McLean, and… Read More