The annual Agents & Editors Conference put on by the Writers League of Texas is perhaps the premiere literary conference in Texas. I got the chance to teach there in 2008 and was invited back this year (June 21–23, 2013) to be the keynote speaker. So if you’re interested in attending a conference that is 1) located in a great city, and 2) teeming with literary agents looking for writers, then this event is a great one for you. And if you think I’m kidding about all the agents in attendance, just check out the massive list below!
The 2013 Agents & Editors Conference is from June 21–23, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, in Austin, TX.
WHICH AGENTS WILL BE THERE?
- Ken Sherman (Ken Sherman & Associates)
- Brooks Sherman (FinePrint Literary)
- Sarah Davies (Greenhouse Literary)
- Stacey Glick (Dystel & Goderich)
- Meredith Kaffel (DeFiore & Co.)
- Emmanuelle Morgen (Stonesong)
- Kirby Kim (WME Entertainment)
- Penny Nelson (Manus & Associates)
- Taylor Martindale (Full Circle Literary)
- Marcy Posner (Folio Literary)
- Rita Rosenkranz (Rosenkranz Literary)
- Susan Schulman (Susan Schulman Literary)
- Becca Stumpf (Prospect Literary)
- Rachel Vogel (Waxman-Leavell Literary)
This is an amazing array of agents. If you want to see all the genres and categories each agent represents check out the official conference agent page.
You can read a bunch of conference success stories here (writers who found agents and publishers at this event). Although the big draw to this event is all the attending agents who take meetings with writers, don’t forget that some editors will also be there, and the event has informational writing sessions on topics including how to get published, query letters, e-books, social media/marketing, and more. Plus, Austin is just a great city to roam around in if you like nightlife and local music.
Check Out These Great Upcoming Writers Conferences:
- Feb. 11, 2017: Writers Conference of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)
- Feb. 16–19, 2017: San Francisco Writers Conference (San Francisco, CA)
- Feb. 24, 2017: The Alabama Writers Conference (Birmingham, AL)
- Feb. 25, 2017: Atlanta Writing Workshop (Atlanta, GA)
- March 25, 2017: Michigan Writers Conference (Detroit, MI)
- March 25, 2017: Kansas City Writing Workshop (Kansas City, MO)
- April 8, 2017: Philadelphia Writing Workshop (Philadelphia, PA)
- April 22, 2017: Get Published in Kentucky Conference (Louisville, KY)
- April 22, 2017: New Orleans Writers Conference (New Orleans, LA)
- May 6, 2017: Seattle Writers Conference (Seattle, WA)
- May 19–21, 2017: PennWriters Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
- June 24, 2017: The Writing Workshop of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- Aug. 18–20, 2017: Writer’s Digest Conference (New York, NY)
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