The 2019 Atlanta Writers Conference will be held from May 3 to May 4 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques, and a workshop on author branding for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and graphic novelists. Participating publishing professionals included editors Rebecca Brewer (Ace/Berkley Publishing Group), Stephanie Guerdan (HarperCollins), Jennifer Gunnels (Tor Books), Emily Hartley (Ballantine Books), Chelcee Johns (37 INK), Danielle Marshall (Lake Union Publishing/Amazon Publishing), Grace Menary-Winefield (Sourcebooks), and Kristine Swartz (Berkley Publishing Group); and agents Caroline George (Cyle Young Literary Elite), Natalie Grazian (Martin Literary & Media Management), Julie Gwinn (Seymour Agency), Sharon Pelletier (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret), Michelle Richter (Fuse Literary), Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein (McIntosh & Otis), Jennifer March Soloway (Andrea Brown Literary Agency), and Léonicka Valcius (Transatlantic Agency). 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 brand workshop, and two Q&A panels, is $620, with an optional free preparatory critique in February 2019. Lodging is available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of $119 per night until April 11. 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 April 3. Space is limited; registration is first come, first served. The general registration deadline is May 2. Visit the website for more information.
Atlanta Writers Conference, Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, 4736 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337. George Weinstein, Conference Director.