Here are the best writing conferences in the Southeast, according to our readers

The votes are in: Our readers have picked the best writing conference in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Here are the best writing conferences in the Southeast, according to our readers

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

 

Georgia

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.

Where: Atlanta

When: May 8-9, 2020; also hosts a conference in the fall (2020 dates pending)

atlantawritersconference.com

Kentucky

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.

Where: Hindman

When: July 27 – August 1, 2020

hindmansettlement.org/writers-workshop