Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a previous winner in our survey. Find all of the 2020 conference winners here.
Annual Alabama Writers’ Conference
Hosted by the Alabama Writers Conclave, this fall weekend event boasts workshops on a large variety of genres, 10-minute agent pitch sessions, and offsite networking events.
Where: Orange Beach
When: 2020 dates pending
Writing in the Ozarks*
Registration opens in the spring for this 50+-year-old conference, which hosted bestselling author and Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame member Jodi Thomas as a keynote speaker in 2019.
Where: Eureka Springs
When: October 8-10, 2020
Annual Florida Writers Conference
This three-day event hosted by the Florida Writers Association offers 70+ workshops and panels for writers, plus an open mic night, networking breakfasts, and a “gong show-style” pitching event with industry professionals.
Where: Altamonte Springs
When: October (2020 dates pending)