Limited attendance makes for an intimate and focused setting in workshops, panels, classes and more. Enrollees read peer manuscripts in advance then compare their conclusions with those of top-notch editors and agents in a collegial, open-clinic format. Can apply for full-novel critique or critique of first 12 pages. The conference also features a teen workshop.
Annual three-day conference hosted by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, features workshops, panels, pitch session and networking with authors, editors and agents.
An annual gathering of readers and writers considering ideas set forth in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry and filmmaking. This year’s presenters include Katherine Boo, Billy Collins and Simon Winchester.
Begins with an early bird session led by late stage story development editor Lisa Rector-Maass and also featuring keynote speaker Robin Jones Gunn. Great place to network with literary agents and Christian publishing houses.
Hosted by the New England Chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Features manuscript critiques, agent pitches, master classes and plenty of opportunities to meet with other mystery writers and fans.
A one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. Features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field, both one-on-one and in group sessions. Limited to 24 students.
Over 200 writers attend annually, convening at the Bread Loaf Inn in Middlebury, Vt. Workshops are offered in fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Magazine editors, publicists, grant specialists and other professionals will also be in attendance to offer their feedback and expertise.
With four sessions per day and a choice of four workshops each session, attendees can build their best experience at this writing retreat. Choose from a variety of genres from memoir to business, children’s to travel. The backdrop of the Puget Sound provides for a meditative environment that inspires creativity.
Offers a hands-on, interactive and educational experience for writers who want to enhance their understanding of law enforcement and forensics. Keynote speaker: Lisa Gardner. Limited to 150 attendees.
Explores writing and publishing’s new frontiers and outfits participants as writers of the American West. Open to all genres and genders. Invites writers whose works are set in the Trans-Mississippi west, both historical and contemporary. Scheduled pitch sessions available.