Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a previous winner in our survey. Find all of the 2020 conference winners here.
Atlanta Writers Conference*
The motto of this popular conference is “bringing the top literary professionals to you,” and it boasts a long list of testimonials from authors who met their agents at the event, including bestselling Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda author Becky Albertalli.
When: May 8-9, 2020; also hosts a conference in the fall (2020 dates pending)
Appalachian Writers’ Workshop
Billed as “the mountain South’s premier literary gathering,” this week-long event is now in its fourth decade and requires prospective attendees to submit a short writing sample for approval.
When: July 27 – August 1, 2020