Here are the best writing conferences in the South Central U.S., according to our readers

The votes are in: Our readers have picked the best writing conference in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Here are the best writing conferences in the South Central U.S., according to our readers

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a previous winner in our survey. Find all of the 2020 conference winners here

 

Alabama

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

alabamawritersconclave.org

 

Arkansas

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

ozarkcreativewriters.com

Florida

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)

floridawriters.net/conferences