Atlanta Writers Conference

Atlanta, GA, United States
Event Date: 
May 5, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
E-mail address: 

The spring 2023 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, will be held from May 5 to May 6 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. The conference includes a book fair featuring attendees’ books; presentations on the craft and business of writing, including a workshop on writing diverse characters for inclusive literature; agent and editor pitch sessions; manuscript sample critiques; query letter critiques; and Q&A panels for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writers. Virtual participation will be available for all agent and editor meetings, including query letter critiques, manuscript sample critiques, and pitch activities, as well as the awards ceremony. Participating publishing professionals include acquisitions editors William E. Burleson (Flexible Press), Kimberly Davis (Madville Publishing), Rachel Gilmer (Sourcebooks), Ashley Hearn (Peachtree Publishing), Colin Hosten (Woodhall Press), Meg Reid (Hub City Press), Sara Rodgers (Graydon House/HarperCollins), and Reagan Rothe (Black Rose Writing), and literary agents Margaret Danko and Antoinette Van Sluytman (Irene Goodman Literary Agency), Sarah N. Fisk (Tobias Literary Agency), Alice Fugate (Joy Harris Literary Agency), Saint Gibson (Speilburg Literary), Ismita Hussain (Great Dog Literary), Roma Panganiban (Janklow & Nesbit Associates), and Jade Wong-Baxter (Frances Goldin Literary Agency. The cost of a single event ranges from $50 to $180; the cost of the full conference, including a sales spot at the book fair, is $710. For nonmembers of the Atlanta Writers Club, an additional $50 membership fee is also required. Lodging at the hotel is offered at a discounted rate of $155 per night until April 13. General registration is rolling through May 4; the deadline to submit a manuscript for critique is April 3. The deadline for virtual attendees to submit a query letter for critique is May 1, and May 5 for pitch sessions. Visit the website for more information.

Contact the conference director via e-mail or at (404) 632-3525 with accessibility questions.

Contact Information

Atlanta Writers Conference, 8080 Jett Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30350. George Weinstein, Conference Director.