August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

The Perfect Conference Preparedness List

Half of the battle of readying for a writing conference is making sure you’re properly prepared. Of course, for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, this means having your pitch perfected if you’re participating in Pitch Slam, keeping a copy of the schedule with your preferred sessions highlighted, and bringing necessary chargers—whether it’s for your smartphone or laptop.

We’re Saving You a Seat at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference!

“This has been the most valuable writing conference I’ve attended. The WD staff was attentive, the speakers phenomenal, the offerings perfect, and the keynotes enchanting. The pitch slam had an excellent mix of agents! The connections I made were invaluable. This is the best money I have spent on anything in a very long time! Can’t wait to come back next year!” – 2017 Attendee – Lynette T. 

One of the most exciting developments those of us at WD have gotten to witness over the past few Writer’s Digest Annual Conferences is the true community that has begun to spring up among attendees, new and returning alike. Every year, the circle gets a bit bigger and we want you to be a part of it this year.

Literary Things to do in NYC:

  

The Strand Bookstore

Home to over 2.5 million used, new and rare books—that’s 18 miles of Books—The Strand is always a good time. Buy one of their book-themed tote bags and look like a New Yorker.

If you’re in the neighborhood: Comic fans will definitely want to make the very short trip down the block to Forbidden Planet, one of the biggest and best-stocked comic book stores in the world.

Learn about WDC from an attendee’s point of view!

Behind the scenes at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, we are purveyors of dynamic education for every kind of writer, and our goal is to provide the fundamentals you need to flourish while you’re under our roof. We give you access to top-notch speakers, a space to connect with friends, and plenty of inspiration-packed sessions to choose from.

After WDC wraps up, we immerse ourselves in feedback from our attendees, and there’s nothing better than reading about the life-changing moments we helped create.