Writers Conferences and Book Festivals

There are many excellent conferences for writers seeking to expand their writing skills, learn more about the business of publishing, connect with an agent or publisher, or just get inspiration and encouragement from published authors. These vary from large writers conferences with thousands of attendees to small, intimate writing retreats. The conferences and retreats offer a variety of training and opportunities for the attendees.  You can click on the name of the conference to go to their website for more detailed information, but we have indicated some of the key types of content.

Writers - Conferences and retreats that provided training on the art of writing. Conferences which only have this indicator will have the strongest focus on helping you to be a better writer.

Publishing - These conferences will have classes in the business of publishing, especially on self-publishing. These classes often focus on ways to market your book.

Agents - Agents and acquisition editors from traditional publishers attend some conferences looking for excellent manuscripts. If it is indicated that there are agents at the conference, there will usually be some structured way for an author to pitch their manuscript to the agents and editors. These sessions fill up quickly so apply early. The quality of the agents and editors that attend the conferences will vary.

Festivals - A book festival is more of a celebration of books, but some may have writing conferences associated with them. Often there are opportunities for authors to do readings and/or sell their books at festivals.

Specialty - Unless otherwise indicated, the conferences and festivals listed here are for all genres of books. We do not list conferences that specialize in poetry.

Top Conferences - Conferences that we know to provide excellent curriculum and exceptional faculty are noted by the Thumbs up 50 symbol.

Special Trade Shows - We have included some large book industry trade shows bookexpo3 that may be useful to some authors and independent publishers. The primary purpose of these shows is to facilitate introducing new books to book retailers and libraries. These shows are becoming more open to small, independent publishers, including self-publishing authors.

UPDATES AND ADDITIONS: We use our best efforts to maintain this listing as accurately as possible. If your Conference or Festival is not listed or the information isn't up to date, please contact us by using the Conference Contact Form.

So which one is correct?

Is it Writers, Writer's or Writers'?

We follow the AWP and use Writers, but we leave each conference's listing as they use it.

TopNameStart Date*DaysCityStateCountryWritersPublishingAgentsFestivalSpecialtyRegistrationTable Fee
Iowa Summer Writing Festival6/9/201961Iowa CityIAU.S.Writers$365-$705
Tin House Summer Workshop7/7/20198PortlandORU.S.Writers$1,600 - S
Thrillerfest7/9/20195New YorkNYU.S.WritersAgentsFestivalThrillers$368
Southampton Writers Conference7/10/201912SouthamptonNYU.S.WritersMFA
Elephant Mountain Literary Festival7/11/20195NelsonBCCanadaWritersFestival$100
Northwestern Christian Writers Conference7/12/20192Saint PaulMNU.S.WritersChristian$50
Saskatchewan Festival of Words7/18/20194Moose JawSKCanadaWritersFestivalSubmission
West Virginia Writers' Workshop7/18/20194MorgantownWVU.S.Writers$350
Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival7/19/20193Denman IslandBCCanadaWritersFestival$60-$400
Payson Book Festival7/20/20191PaysonAZU.S.Festival$40
Sun Valley Writers' Conference7/20/20194Sun ValleyIDU.S.Writers
Napa Valley Writers' Conference7/20/20195St. HelenaCAU.S.Writers$1,025 - S
Detroit Festival of Books7/21/20191DetroitMIU.S.Festival$30
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference7/24/20194New YorkNYU.S.WritersAgentsRomance$574
She Speaks Conference7/25/20193ConcordNCU.S.WritersChristian$725
Bookstock Literary Festival7/26/20193WoodstockVTU.S.Festival
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference7/29/20193DentonTXU.S.WritersAgentsNonfiction$475
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference8/1/20194HyannisMAU.S.Writers
Writers' Police Academy8/1/20194RaleighNCU.S.Writers$435
Florida Authors & Publishers Annual Conference8/2/20192OrlandoFLU.S.WritersPublishing$185
Willamette Writers Conference8/2/20193PortlandORU.S.WritersAgents$544
North Carolina Christian Writers Conference8/8/20193LibertyNCU.S.WritersAgentsChristian$299
Book Passages Travel Writers & Photographers Conference8/8/20194Corte MaderaCAU.S.WritersTravel$650
When Words Collide8/9/20193CalgaryABCanadaWritersFestival
SCBWI Summer Conference8/9/20194Los AngelesCAU.S.WritersPublishingChildren$675
Oregon Christian Writers Conference8/12/20194PortlandORU.S.WritersAgentsChristian$640
Writers at Woody Point8/13/20196Norris PointNLCanadaWritersFestival
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference8/14/201911RiptonVTU.S.Writers$3,525
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts8/15/20194SecheltBCCanadaWritersFestival
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference8/16/20193Los AngelesCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$449
Mississippi Book Festival8/17/20191JacksonMSU.S.Festival$110
Killer Nashville Writers' Conference8/22/20194NashvilleTNU.S.WritersAgentsMystery$399
Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference8/22/20194Corte MaderaCAU.S.WritersMystery$575
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers8/23/20193LancasterPAU.S.WritersNonfiction$479
Writer's Digest Annual Conference8/23/20193New YorkNYU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$449
Decatur Book Festival8/30/20193DecaturGAU.S.WritersFestival$675
Library of Congress National Book Festival8/31/20191WashingtonDCU.S.Festival
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - Colorado Gold Conf.9/6/20193DenverCOU.S.WritersAgentsFiction
Digital Book World9/10/20193NashvilleTNU.S.Publishing
Penned Con9/12/20193St. LouisMOU.S.WritersFestival
PNWA Summer Conference9/12/20194SeattleWAU.S.WritersAgents
Montana Book Festival9/12/20194MissoulaMTU.S.Festival
Creatures, Crimes & Creativity9/13/20193ColumbiaMDU.S.FestivalGenre Fiction
bookexpo3Southern Independent Booksellers Association9/13/20193SpartanburgSCU.S.Regional ABA
New York Pitch Conference9/19/20194New YorkNYU.S.WritersAgents$895
Kentucky Women Writers Conference9/19/20194LexingtonKYU.S.Writers
Alaska Writers Guild Annual Conference (SCBWI & RWA)9/20/20192AnchorageAKU.S.WritersAgents
bookexpo3Northern California Independent Booksellers Association9/20/20192BurlingameCAU.S.Regional ABA
Southern California Writers' Conference9/20/20193IrvineCAU.S.WritersAgents
Columbus Writers Guild Writers Conference9/21/20191ColumbusGAU.S.Writers
Oklahoma Book Festival9/21/20191Oklahoma CityOKU.S.Festival
Bookfest St. Louis9/21/20191St. LouisMOU.S.Festival$225
Brooklyn Book Festival9/21/20192BrooklynNYU.S.Festival
Toronto Book & Magazine Festival9/21/20192TorontoONCanadaFestival
Bread Loaf in Sicily9/22/20197EriceSicilyItalyWriters
WORD Vancouver9/25/20195VancouverBCCanadaFestival
Novelists Inc. (NINC) Conference9/25/20195St. PetersburgFLU.S.WritersAgentsFiction
Central Coast Writers Conference9/26/20193San Luis ObispoCAU.S.Writers
American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference9/26/20194San AntonioTXU.S.WritersChristian
History Book Festival9/27/20192LewesDEU.S.FestivalHistory
bookexpo3Southern California Independent Booksellers Association9/27/20192San GabrielCAU.S.Regional ABA
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book9/27/20193Harbor SpringsMIU.S.Festival
Florence Festival of Books9/28/20191FlorenceORU.S.Festival
Northwest Georgia Writers Conference9/30/2019Not SetCalhounGAU.S.Writers
Florida Heritage Book Festival9/30/2019Not SetSt. AugustineFLU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsFestival
Iowa City Book Festival10/1/20197Iowa CityIAU.S.FestivalWorld
bookexpo3New England Independent Booksellers Association10/2/20193ProvidenceRIU.S.Regional ABA
bookexpo3Heartland Fall Forum10/2/20193ClevelandOHU.S.Regional ABA
South Dakota Festival of Books10/3/20194Rapid CitySDU.S.WritersFestival
Moonlight & Magnolias Writers' Conference10/3/20194AtlantaGAU.S.WritersAgentsRomance
Harrisburg Book Festival10/3/20194HarrisburgPAU.S.Festival
Fall Literary Festival10/4/20192YoungstownOHU.S.WritersFestival
West Virginia Book Festival 10/4/20192CharlestonWVU.S.Festival
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference10/4/20193EdmondsWAU.S.Writers
Deep Valley Book Festival10/5/20191MankatoMNU.S.Festival
Williamsburg Book Festival10/5/20191WilliamsburgVAU.S.Festival
bookexpo3Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association10/6/20193PortlandORU.S.Regional ABA
bookexpo3Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association10/10/20193DenverCOU.S.Regional ABA
Ozark Creative Writers' Conference10/10/20193Eureka SpringsARU.S.WritersPublishing
Fall for the Book10/10/20193FairfaxVAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Historical Writers of America Conference10/10/20194WilliamsburgVAU.S.WritersHistory
Women Writing the West Conference10/10/20194San AntonioTXU.S.WritersAgents
Litquake10/10/201910San FranciscoCAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Morristown Festival of Books10/11/20192MorristownNJU.S.Festival
The Southern Festival of Books10/11/20193NashvilleTNU.S.Festival
Great Valley Bookfest10/12/20191MantecaCAU.S.Festival
Twin Cities Book Festival10/12/20191MinneapolisMNU.S.Festival
Buck County Book Fest10/12/20192DoylestownPAU.S.Festival
bookexpo3New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association10/15/20193Cherry HillNJU.S.Regional ABA
bookexpo3Frankfurt Book Fair10/16/20195FranfortGermanyPublishing
Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Workshop10/16/20195MarshallCAU.S.Writers
Wordfest10/16/20198CalgaryABCanadaFestivalNonfiction
Brattleboro Literary Festival10/17/20194BrattleboroVTU.S.Festival
Whistler Writers Festival10/17/20194WhistlerBCCanadaWritersPublishingAgents
Wisconsin Book Festival10/17/20194MadisonWIU.S.Festival
Florida Writers Assoc. Annual Conference10/17/20194Altamonte SpringsFLU.S.WritersAgents4/1/2019
LitFest Alberta (Edmonton)10/17/201911EdmontonABCanadaFestival
New Jersey Romance Writers Conference10/18/20192IselinNJU.S.WritersRomance
New England Romance Reader-Writer Conference10/18/20192ManchesterNHU.S.Writers
Fort Collins Book Festival10/18/20192Fort CollinsCOU.S.Festival
Emerald City Writers' Conference 10/18/20193BellevueWAU.S.WritersRomance
Las Vegas Book Festival10/19/20191Las VegasNVU.S.Festival
Boston Book Festival10/19/20191BostonMAU.S.Festival3/31/2019
Read Up, Greenville10/19/20191GreenvilleSCU.S.Festival
Declare Conference10/21/20193RichardsonTXU.S.WritersChristian$389
The Vancouver Writers Fest10/21/20197VancouverBCCanadaFestival
Chippewa Valley Book Festival10/21/20197Eau ClaireWIU.S.FestivalSpeakers Only
Toronto International Festival of Authors10/24/201910TorontoONCanadaFestival
Surrey International Writers Conference10/25/20193SurreyBCCanadaWritersAgents
La Jolla Writer's Conference 10/25/20193La JollaCAU.S.Writers
Books by the Banks Book Festival10/26/20191CincinnatiOHU.S.FestivalSubmission
Texas Book Festival 10/26/20192AustinTXU.S.Festival
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention10/31/20194DallasTXU.S.WritersMystery
Burlington Book Festival10/31/2019Not SetBurlingtonVTU.S.Festival
Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Booksl11/1/20192WaukeshaWIU.S.Festival
Baltimore Book Festival11/1/20193BaltimoreMDU.S.Festival$150
Wild Writers Literary Festival11/1/20193WaterlooONCanadaWriters
Louisiana Book Festival 11/2/20191Baton RougeLAU.S.Festival
Jewish Book Fair11/2/20199DetroitMIU.S.FestivalJewish
Jewish Book Festival11/3/20197RochesterNYU.S.FestivalJewish
Kauai Writers Conference11/4/20197KauaiHIU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
ECPA PUBu11/5/20192NashvilleTNU.S.PublishingCBA - Christian
Kanab Writers Conference11/7/20193KanabUTU.S.Writers
Ohio Christian Writers Conference11/7/20193MasonOHU.S.WritersAgentsChristian$299
Sanibel Island Writers Conference11/7/20194Sanibel IslandFLU.S.Writers$550
C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference11/8/20192ConwayARU.S.Writers
New England Crime Bake11/8/20193WoburnMAU.S.WritersAgentsMystery
Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp11/8/20194Tahoe CityCAU.S.Writers$3,250
Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock)11/9/20191PortlandORU.S.Festival
Kentucky Book Festival11/10/20197LexingtonKYU.S.FestivalSubmission
Miami Book Fair11/22/20193MiamiFLU.S.Festival$320
Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Conference11/30/2019Not SetSequimWAU.S.WritersChristian
Red Clay Writers Conference11/30/2019Not SetKennesawGAU.S.Writers$80$100
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway1/17/20204Atlantic CityNJU.S.Writers
Writers in Paradise Conference1/18/20208St. PetersburgFLU.S.Writers$875 - S
bookexpo3ABA Winter Institute1/21/20204BaltimoreMDU.S.ABA
bookexpo3American Library Association Midwinter Meeting1/24/20205PhiladelphiaPAU.S.ALA
Todos Santos Writers Workshop2/1/20208Todos SantosBajaMexicoWriters$1,500 - S
International Writers' Conference & Literary Festival2/12/20205San Miguel de AllendeGTOMexicoWritersAgents$735
Amelia Island Book Festival2/13/20203Amelia IsalndFLU.S.Festival$70
Savannah Book Festival2/13/20204SavannahGAU.S.FestivalSubmission
San Francisco Writers Conference2/13/20205San FranciscoCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$850
Southern California Writers' Conference2/14/20203San DiegoCAU.S.WritersAgents$450
North Carolina Book Festival2/28/20204RaleighNCU.S.Festival$250
Canyon Crest Academy Writers' Conference 2/29/2020Not SetSan DiegoCAU.S.WritersHigh SchoolFree
PubWest2/29/2020Not SetSanta FeNMU.S.Publishing
SCBWI Winter Conference2/29/2020Not SetNew YorkNYU.S.WritersPublishingChildren
Tin House Winter Workshop (Nonfiction)2/29/2020Not SetNewportORU.S.Writers$1,500 - S
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/4/20204San AntonioTXU.S.Writers$290
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/4/20204San AntonioTXU.S.Festival$650
The Dahlonega Book Festival3/6/20202DahlonegaGAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Highlands Writers Conference3/7/20201CartersvilleGAU.S.Writers$45
bookexpo3London Book Fair3/10/20203LondonU.K.PublishingFestival
Left Coast Crime's Annual Mystery Convention3/11/20206San DiegoCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsCrime
Writing by Writers Workshop at Boulder3/13/20203BoulderCOU.S.Writers$950
Virginia Festival of the Book3/18/20205CharlottesvilleVAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat3/25/20204AndalusiaALU.S.Writers$245
UW-Madison's Writer's Institute3/26/20204MadisonWIU.S.WritersPublishing$395
Pawleys Island Writers' Conference3/31/2020Not SetPawleys IslandSCU.S.Writers
Jambalaya Writers' Conference3/31/2020Not SetHoumaLAU.S.Writers$40
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference3/31/2020Not SetWye MillsMDU.S.Writers$105
Palm Beach Book Festival3/31/2020Not SetPalm BeachFLU.S.FestivalSubmission
SleuthFest3/31/2020Not SetBoca RatonFLU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsMystery$85
UND Writers Conference3/31/2020Not SetGrand ForksNDU.S.WritersFree
Write Stuff Writers Conference 3/31/2020Not SetBethlehemPAU.S.Writers$299
Montclair Literary Festival - Writing Workshops3/31/2020Not SetMontclairNJU.S.FestivalSubmission
Montclair Literary Festival3/31/2020Not SetMontclairNJU.S.Writers$35
Oxford Conference for the Book3/31/2020Not SetOxfordMSU.S.FestivalSubmission
Tennessee Williams - New Orleans Literary Festival3/31/2020Not SetNew OrleansLAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Black Writers on Tour3/31/2020Not SetCarsonCAU.S.Festival$150
Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference3/31/2020Not SetIselinNJU.S.WritersAgents$210
Tin House Winter Workshop (Novel)3/31/2020Not SetNewportORU.S.Writers$1,500 - S
The Tucson Festival of Books3/31/2020Not SetTucsonAZU.S.Festival$40
IBPA Publishing University4/3/20202Redondo BeachCAU.S.WritersPublishing$495
Word of South Festival of Literature and Music4/3/20203TallahasseeFLU.S.Festival
San Antonio Book Festival4/4/20201San AntonioTXU.S.FestivalSubmission
Norwescon4/9/20204SeaTacWAU.S.WritersFestivalScience Fiction$70
StokerCon Horror Writers Conference4/16/20204ScarboroughU.K.WritersHorror$235
Los Angeles Festival of Books4/18/20202Los AngelesCAU.S.Festival
ASJA's Annual Writers Conference4/19/20202New YorkNYU.S.WritersNonfiction$589
Midwest Literary Walk4/25/20201ChelseaMIU.S.FestivalSelected
International Book Fair of Quebec4/30/2020Not SetQuebec CityQCCanadaFestivalFrench
Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication Conference4/30/2020Not SetFish CreekWIU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$140
Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference4/30/2020Not SetMount HermonCAU.S.WritersAgentsChristian$1,180
Alabama Book Festival4/30/2020Not SetMontgomeryALU.S.Festival$100
Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival4/30/2020Not SetVictoriaBCCanadaFestival
North East Texas Writers' Organization Writers Conference4/30/2020Not SetMt. PleasantTXU.S.WritersPublishing$75
Unbound Book Festival 4/30/2020Not SetColumbiaMOU.S.FestivalSelected
Arkansas Literary Festival4/30/2020Not SetLittle RockARU.S.Festival
Southern Kentucky Writers' Conference and Bookfest4/30/2020Not SetBowling GreenKYU.S.WritersFestivalSubmission
Chanticleer Authors Conference4/30/2020Not SetBellinghamWAU.S.WritersPublishingFestival$525
Las Vegas Writers Conference4/30/2020Not SetLas VegasNVU.S.WritersPublishing$575
Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace Conference4/30/2020Not SetBostonMAU.S.WritersPublishing$575
Johnston County Writers Conference4/30/2020Not SetSelmaNCU.S.Writers$20
North Texas Book Festival4/30/2020Not SetDentonTXU.S.Festival$35
Orcas Island Lit Fest4/30/2020Not SetOrcas IslandWAU.S.Festival
Missouri Writers' Guild Annual Conference5/1/20203St. LouisMOU.S.Writers$200
Bay Area Book Festival5/2/20202BerkeleyCAU.S.Festival$200
Lakefly Writers Conference5/8/20202OshkoshWIU.S.WritersAgents$75
Word Play5/9/20202MinneapolisMNU.S.Festival
Colorado Christian Writers Conference5/13/20204Estes ParkCOU.S.WritersChristian$395
Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artist5/15/20203BurnabyBCCanadaWritersPublishing$80
Gaithersburg Book Festival5/16/20201GaithersburgMDU.S.FestivalSubmission
Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference5/24/20205AshevilleNCU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsChristian$495
bookexpo3BEA - BookExpo America5/27/20203New YorkNYU.S.Publishing$250
bookexpo3New York Book Rights Fair5/27/20203New YorkNYU.S.Publishing$225
Bear River Writers' Conference5/28/20205Walloon LakeMIU.S.Writers$850
BookCon At BEA5/30/20202New YorkNYU.S.Festival
Great American Book Festival5/31/2020Not SetRapid CitySDU.S.WritersAgentsFestival$95
Word on the Lake Writers' Festival5/31/2020Not SetSalmon ArmBCCanadaWriters$290
Pennwriters Conference5/31/2020Not SetPittsburghPAU.S.WritersAgents$384
Writefest5/31/2020Not SetHoustonTXU.S.Writers$425
Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference5/31/2020Not SetRiptonVTU.S.WritersEnvironment$2,380 - S
Maine Crime Wave5/31/2020Not SetPortlandMEU.S.WritersCrime$150
Northern Colorado Writers Conference 5/31/2020Not SetFort CollinsCOU.S.WritersAgents$399
Oklahoma Writers Conference5/31/2020Not SetOklahoma CityOKU.S.Writers$250
Pikes Peak Writers' Conference5/31/2020Not SetColorado SpringsCOU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$415
Bronx Book Fair5/31/2020Not SetBronxNYU.S.Festival$75
Hawai'i Book & Music Festival5/31/2020Not SetHonoluluHIU.S.Festival$600
Literary Hill Bookfest5/31/2020Not SetWashingtonDCU.S.Festival
PEN World Voices Festival 5/31/2020Not SetNew YorkNYU.S.Festival
Nonfiction Writers Conference5/31/2020Not SetonlineU.S.WritersPublishingNonfiction$125
Miami Writers Institute5/31/2020Not SetMiamiFLU.S.WritersFree to $500
LDStorymakers Writers Conference5/31/2020Not SetProvoUTU.S.WritersPublishingLDS$245
Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference5/31/2020Not SetPittsburghPAU.S.WritersAgentsNonfiction
The Writer's Hotel Master Class6/3/20207New YorkNYU.S.Writers$3,000 - S
Printers Row Lit Fest6/6/20202ChicagoILU.S.Festival$375
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference6/12/20205HomerAKU.S.WritersAgents$450
DFW Writers Conference6/13/20202HurstTXU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$399
Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop and Retreat6/15/20205MadisonWIU.S.Writers$475
Santa Barbara Writers Conference6/15/20206Santa BarbaraCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$699
Western Writers of America Convention6/17/20204Rapid CitySDU.S.WritersAgentsWesterns$260
Write-to-Publish Conference6/17/20204WheatonILU.S.WritersChristian$425
bookexpo3American Library Association Annual Conference6/25/20206ChicagoILU.S.ALA
Nantucket Book Festival6/30/2020Not SetNantucketMAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Writers' Guild of Alberta Annual Conference6/30/2020Not SetEdmontonABCanadaWriters$300
Southeastern Writers Workshop6/30/2020Not SetSt. Simons IslandGAU.S.Writers$445
Bronx Book Festival6/30/2020Not SetBronxNYU.S.FestivalSelected
West Texas Writers' Academy6/30/2020Not SetCanyonTXU.S.WritersAgents$749
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference6/30/2020Not SetBemidjiMNU.S.Writers$750
Chautauqua Writers' Festival6/30/2020Not SetChautauquaNYU.S.Writers$550
SoCal Christian Writers' Conference6/30/2020Not SetFullertonCAU.S.WritersChristian$425
Chuckanut Writers Conference6/30/2020Not SetBellinghamWAU.S.Writers$245
Chesapeake Writers' Conference6/30/2020Not SetSt. Mary's CityMDU.S.Writers$800 - S
bookexpo3ABA Children's Institute6/30/2020Not SetPittsburghPAU.S.Children
Jackson Hole Writers Conference6/30/2020Not SetJackson HoleWYU.S.Writers$375
Campbell Conference6/30/2020Not SetKansas CityMOU.S.WritersScience Fiction$50
Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference6/30/2020Not SetAustinTXU.S.WritersPublishingAgents$519
Kerrytown Book Festival9/30/2020Not SetAnn ArborMIU.S.Festival
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention10/15/20204SacramentoCAU.S.WritersMystery
InD'Scribe Indie Author and Reader Conference10/31/2020Not SetBurbankCAU.S.WritersPublishingRomance
bookexpo3American Library Association Midwinter Meeting1/22/20215IndianapolisINU.S.ALA
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/3/20214Kansas CityMOU.S.Writers$290
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/3/20214Kansas CityMOU.S.Festival$650
The Augusta Literary Festival3/31/2021Not SetAugustaGAU.S.FestivalSubmission
Tri-Valley Writers Conference4/30/2021Not SetPleasantonCAU.S.WritersPublishing$190
bookexpo3American Library Association Annual Conference6/24/20216ChicagoILU.S.ALA
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/23/20224PhiladelphiaPAU.S.Writers$290
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/23/20224PhiladelphiaPAU.S.Festival$650

*Always check the conference website for the latest information and to confirm the dates. Some of the dates we have listed are placeholders (indicated by "Not Set") if the conference has not announced the dates for next year's sessions. This list is updated monthly.