Fiction

Colorado Gold Conference

Annual three-day conference hosted by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, features workshops, panels, pitch session and networking with authors, editors and agents.

Published: July 23, 2013

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

New England Crime Bake

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

Viable Paradise

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

Write on the Sound Writers ’ Conference

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

Writers’ Police Academy

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

Women Writing the West Conference

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.

Published: July 23, 2013

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

A women’s literary festival featuring workshops for writers and evening readings and events that are open to the community. Featured guests include author Bonnie Jo Campbell and playwright Kia Corthron.

Published: July 23, 2013