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  1. Erica Verrillo

    34 Fabulous Writing Conferences in September 2017

    Litopians! Arise and congregate! If you have the time and the money, attending a conference is the best thing you can do for your writing career. (I'm serious about this!) I've assembled nearly three dozen conferences coming up in September. Even if you can't attend, just read this list - and...
  2. Erica Verrillo

    26 Writing Conferences in March 2017

    If you have never been to a writers' conference, I encourage you to attend one. Conferences are the best way to meet agents, get tips from other writers, and learn about the publishing industry. In addition to providing valuable professional contacts, nothing will make you feel more like a...
  3. Erica Verrillo

    13 Writing Conferences in February 2017

    Litopians! Arise and network! I realize many of you aren't US residents, but if you are there are plenty of opportunities to schmooze with your fellow writers in February. Conferences not only offer opportunities to network with other writers, they are the best way to find an agent. (If you live...
  4. Erica Verrillo

    30 writing conferences coming up in July

    Most of us have problems fitting a writing conference into our schedules. But, if you have a completed novel it is definitely worth going to a conference with pitch sessions. Agents who would otherwise turn you down will not only listen to a pitch but may sign you on. In some cases, agents who...