The 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, was held online and by phone from May 7 to May 9. The conference featured presentations on publishing, including a workshop offering critiques of book titles, book jackets, and jacket copy, as well as agent and editor pitch sessions, manuscript critiques, and query letter critiques conducted by phone for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. Participating publishing professionals included editors Caroline Bleeke (MacMillan), Laura Brown (HarperCollins), Miranda Hill (Penguin Random House), Lara Jones (Simon & Schuster), Sarah Ried (HarperCollins), and Kate Roddy (Sourcebooks) and agents Priya Doraswamy (Lotus Lane Literary), Jessica Errera (Jane Rotrosen Agency), Sam Farkas (Jill Grinberg Literary Management), Emily Forney (BookEnds Literary Agency), Mark Gottlieb (Trident Media Group), Caitlin McDonald (Donald Maass Literary Agency), Colleen Oefelein (Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency), Nikki Terpilowski (Holloway Literary), Jennifer Chen Tran (Bradford Literary Agency), and Abby Walters (Creative Artists Agency). The cost of a single event ranged from $60 to $150; the cost of the full conference was $495. For nonmembers of the Atlanta Writers Club, an additional $50 membership fee was also required. General registration was rolling through May 9; the deadline to submit a manuscript for critique was April 5, and the deadline to submit a query letter for critique was April 26. Materials for workshops had to be be received by April 30. Visit the website for more information.
Contact George Weinstein, conference director, at (404) 632-3525 or firstname.lastname@example.org for accessibility details.
Atlanta Writers Conference, 8080 Jett Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30350. George Weinstein, Conference Director.