If you live anywhere remotely close to Austin, I highly suggest going to the quickly-approaching Agents & Editors Conference, hosted by the Writers' League of Texas. It's set for June 20–22.
There are hundreds of writers conferences, workshops, retreats and gatherings each year, and most of them are quite good. But I'd say there are a special dozen or so each year that are held in the highest regard because they manage to pull together an insanely big number of literary agents and acquisitions editors who can directly help writers see their work in print. And this WLT conferenceis one of those special dozen. In my experience traveling across the country, the single biggest opportunity for writers at a conference is the access they have to agents, managers and editors. And this one is a treasure trove of agents.I could list all the literary agents in attendance, but just go ahead and check out the massive list online.
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)