The Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and graphic novelists will be held from November 2 to November 3 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques, and a workshop on creating or improving author websites. Participating publishing professionals include editors Emma Caruso (Penguin Random House), Alicia Clancy (Lake Union Publishing/Amazon Publishing), Chelsey Emmelhainz (Crooked Lane Books), Erica Gonzalez (Penguin Random House), Melanie Iglesias (Atria Books), and Vedika Khanna (William Morrow), and agents Whitley Abell (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency), Elizabeth Copps (Maria Carvainis Agency), Sara Megibow (KT Literary), John Rudolph (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret), Lauren Spieller (TriadaUS Literary Agency), and Brian Tibbetts (MacGregor Literary). The cost of a single session ranges from $50 to $170 depending on the activity; the cost of the discounted “All-Activities Package,” which includes two manuscript critiques, one query letter critique, two pitch sessions, the author website workshop, and two Q&A panels, is $620, with an optional free preparatory critique in August 2018. Lodging is available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of $119 per night until October 11, 2018. If you are not a current member of the Atlanta Writers Club, dues of $50 will be added to provide membership for 365 days. The deadline to register for a manuscript critique is October 3. Space is limited; registration is first come, first served. The general registration deadline is November 1. Visit the website for more information.
Atlanta Writers Conference, Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, 4736 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30354. George Weinstein, Conference Director.