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27 Reasons to Read Guide to Literary Agents 2018 (Plus a Giveaway!)

Today is the official pub date of the Guide to Literary Agents 2018, though you may have found that it’s been available earlier in bookstores and on Amazon. (And if you were at the Writer’s Digest Conference, you know we had early copies available of it for purchase!) Nonetheless, today is the official official launch date of the book. Show More Summary

What a Writer’s Conference Really Buys You

2 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

I just attended the Writer’s Digest Conference and as always, I returned home tired and full of inspi

The Best Agent Advice from the 2017 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

Couldn’t make it to the 2017 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City this past weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, with some of the best tips on queries, pitching, and general agent advice below. Also, be sure to check out #WDC17 on Twitter for more great writing tips and advice from the conference. Show More Summary

A 30-year Writing Journey Finds Publishing Partner at Writer’s Digest Conference

How pitching at a writing conference can lead to finding an agent. The post A 30-year Writing Journey Finds Publishing Partner at Writer’s Digest Conference appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Extended Q&A with WD’s Short Short Story Competition Winner

“The Removal” by Lauren Schenkman is the grand-prize winning story in the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Fiction Competition. It bested more than 5,200 entries to win $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City, among other prizes. Show More Summary

Prepare, Participate, Win: How to Use the Writer’s Digest Pitch Slam & Other Conference Events as Career Opportunities

At writer’s conferences, you have opportunities to get immediate feedback and engagement with agents and editors. Anna Sabino shares her journey to representation and eventual publication through her preparation at the Writer’s Digest...Show More Summary

Writer’s Digest’s Middle Grade & Young Adult Online Writing Conference

11 months agoArts / Writing : WritersDigest.com

The Middle Grade and Young Adult markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. That’s why Writer’s Digest has put together our first ever Middle Grade & Young Adult Online Writing Conference, held exclusively on November 12th and 13th. Show More Summary

4 Tips from the WD Novel Writing Conference: Day 3 (Plus a Giveaway!)

12 months agoArts / Writing : WritersDigest.com

Attendees spent their final day at the inaugural Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference focusing on both the craft and business of novel writing. Topics ranged from writing an attention-grabbing query letter to revising a manuscript with targeted, proven techniques. Show More Summary

5 Tips from the WD Novel Writing Conference: Day 2

12 months agoArts / Writing : WritersDigest.com

Saturday’s sessions and networking events at the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference proved helpful, inspiring, energizing and, in the case of the Halloween-themed cocktail party, downright spooky. Here are some of our favoriteShow More Summary

5 Tips from the WD Novel Writing Conference: Day 1

12 months agoArts / Writing : WritersDigest.com

The inaugural Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, which kicked off today, is a chance for attendees to immerse themselves in the craft of novel writing: plot, characters, setting, point of view, and more. In sessions that ranged...Show More Summary

6 Must-Attend Sessions at the Writer’s Digest LA Conference

Writing a novel is a challenge. Whether you’re in the beginning stages or have a completed draft, you can really benefit from a writing conference, especially one dedicated specifically to novel writing. Good news for you: We’ve got you covered! This year we’ve launched a brand-new event on the West Coast. Show More Summary

Announcing Two Author in Progress Events, a Final UnConference Flash Sale, and Mini Books

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference (October 28-30) will not only be a stellar event focused on craft, it will also be home to the Author in Progress Book Launch/cocktail party/signing/reading! Everyone who signs up for the conference will receive $25 off their early-bird ticket with the case-sensitive discount code WU25. […]

Agent Additions and Cancellations to WDC16 in New York

If you are reading this, you are likely an attendee at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York, which is happening this weekend August 12-14. We have about 60-65 literary agents attending our Saturday Pitch Slam event, and there have been many additions as well as some cancellations since the print programs were created. Show More Summary

5 Must-Attend Sessions at the Writer’s Digest NYC Conference

Here are some of the sessions I'd make it a priority to see at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in NYC, August 12-14--and why you should attend them. The post 5 Must-Attend Sessions at the Writer’s Digest NYC Conference appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

June 25-26: WD’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Online Conference

Don’t miss your chance to attend WD’s one-of-a-kind Science Fiction & Fantasy Online Writing Conference! On June 25 and 26, Writer’s Digest University will provide expert insights from SEVEN award-winning and best-selling authors on the finer points of how to write within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Show More Summary

Early Bird Price Ends Monday: The Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in LA

Big News: Writer's Digest is packing up its writing and publishing knowledge and heading to LA (no, they aren't making a movie about us … yet). Here's the scoop. The post Early Bird Price Ends Monday: The Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in LA appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Extended Q&A with WD’s Short Short Story Competition Winner

“The Vows” by Kelly Dowling is the grand-prize winning story in the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Fiction Competition. It bested more than 6,700 entries to win $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City, among other prizes. Show More Summary

Early Bird Deadline April 1: Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC

The Writer's Digest Annual Conference is one of the biggest events for writers in the country with a chance to pitch agents face-to-face. Sign up now for the best registration price. The post Early Bird Deadline April 1: Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How a Fiction Anthology Is Made

I’m an avid reader of Writer Unboxed, which has been one of our 101 Best Websites for Writers for several years running now—and when I had the pleasure of moderating the WU panel at last year’s Writer’s Digest Conference, one of my personal highlights was the chance to chat at length afterward with regular WU contributor Heather Webb. Show More Summary

Writer Unboxed on Community at the Writer’s Digest Conference

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

I just returned from a long weekend in New York City, where I joined seven other Writer Unboxed contributors—Donald Maass, Erika Robuck, Heather Webb, Dan Blank, Porter Anderson, Brunonia Barry, and Vaughn Roycroft—for a panel called Writer Unboxed, LIVE at the Writer’s Digest conference.  As often happens for panelists as a courtesy, our moderator—Jessica Strawser, editor […]

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