As fall approaches, so does the Writer’s Digest Conference, which each year brings together some of the best writing instructors, most inspirational keynotes, and our ever-popular pitch slam.

In addition to learning about the craft of writing, getting published, new publishing opportunities, and promoting your work, you’ll also have opportunities to network with hundreds of other writers, speak one-on-one with editors and agents, and work on your pitch.

But this year there’s even more. For the first time, the Writer’s Digest Conference is offering a special VIP upgrade to attendees, with more than $300 in additional benefits, including:

  • Writer’s Digest Conference West 2013 Session Audio Recordings*
  • “How to Hook an Agent with Your Query Letter” On-Demand Webinar by agent Sara Megabow
  • Inclusion of one query letter in a special directory sent to all 20+ agents and editors following the conference
  • A one-year subscription to, the most comprehensive online database of contact information and
    submission guidelines for publishers and agents
  • A $50 Gift Certificate toward a developmental edit of your manuscript
  • An extra VIP cocktail ticket for our Networking Cocktail Reception
  • A surprise VIP welcome gift perfect for the serious writer


It’s a great new conference option so don’t wait. Join us on September 27-29, 2013 in Los Angeles. If you register by August 30th, you’ll receive this fantastic upgrade for FREE! (Oh, and if you’ve already registered, don’t worry, you haven’t missed out. We’re upgrading you for FREE as well.)

Here’s what past attendees are saying about the Writer’s Digest Conference:

“Writer’s Digest Conference East was tremendous. I wrote pages of useful notes, tips and thoughts. Agents, Writers, Organizers were all very approachable.
This was money well spent.”
– Brien Szabo

“The conference was a great resource for budding and seasoned writers alike. There was an energy present throughout that was not only positive, but contagious.
I can’t wait to attend next year!”
 – Clifton J. Stringfield


Visit to find all of the details about who’s speaking, what topics are covered, how you can advance your career and get published. I hope to see you there!

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