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2018 Agents & Editors Conference

  • Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704 (map)

3 days. More than 20 agents and editors. Bestselling and award-winning authors and publishing professionals. Nearly 300 writers across all genres. Countless panels, presentations, and networking opportunities.

Now in its 25th year, the Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is one of the nation's premier conferences for writers, an invaluable opportunity for attendees to discover new tools to strengthen their writing (craft), gain insight and perspective on the ever-changing publishing landscape while connecting with some of the industry's top players (business), and meet and network with fellow writers (community).

Writers at every stage of their career can benefit from attending this conference. Beginners can learn about the sometimes mystifying publishing industry and prepare themselves for the journey ahead. Those with completed manuscripts can pitch to industry professionals and gain knowledge about self-promotion and marketing. Published authors can deepen their understanding of market trends and network with other rising stars in the world of writing.

What's more, the weekend's worth of programming -- complete with genre sessions, panels, presentations, evening receptions, and more -- takes place just steps away from the shore of beautiful Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas, a city like no other.