Why do writers love Writer’s Digest Annual Conference?
Last summer, nearly 900 writers joined us in New York City for WDC19—an unforgettable weekend of inspiration, education and building community—and 2020 is on track to be our biggest conference yet.
What is it about the conference that writers love so much?
“The highlight for me was the Pitch Slam, where I had the chance to pitch my book to seven amazing agents. I had requests for a partial or full manuscript from all seven agents, which felt like a great success. Then came a Christmas surprise: an offer of representation from Stacy Testa of Writer’s House on December 25th! It was a great way to end the year, and she has been wonderful to work with at every step of the publishing process.”
– SANDI WARD | WDC15 attendee & author of The Astonishing Thing (Kensington, 2017), Something Worth Saving (Kensington, 2018), What Holds Us Together (Kensington, 2020)
While not every attendee has a Pitch Slam success story to tell, there are plenty of other valuable takeaways from the experience…
“This conference is a gold mine of information and I would recommend this to anyone that desires to become a best selling author.”
– S. PEART | Florida
“WDC is an exhilarating opportunity to get encouragement, advice on craft, and information on the nuts and bolts of publishing.”
– C. PHLIPOT | Austria
“It was a great experience. It was encouraging and helped give me some insight on what I need to change and still work on with my current novel.”
– N. HADLEY | New York
“An educational and entertaining weekend where I got to meet a lot of great people and talk to industry professionals I’d normally not have access to.”
– I. CUSHEY | British Columbia
“A once in a life time opportunity to immerse myself fully into the world of writing.”
– M. WARNER | Montana
“WDC is an amazing resource, with a perfect blend of craft and business perspectives.”
– C. MARKLEY | New Jersey
We’re excited to bring our Annual Conference back to New York City this summer—August 13-16, 2020—we’re working on a diverse and comprehensive program covering the fundamentals of craft, the business of being a writer, and how to manage a sustainable career.