Atlanta Writers Conference

Atlanta, GA, United States
Event Date: 
May 8, 2020
Application Deadline: 
May 7, 2020
E-mail address: 

The 2020 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, will be held from May 8 to May 9 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques, and a workshop on troubleshooting manuscript problems for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. Participating publishing professionals include editors Lashanda Anakwah (Simon & Schuster), Sean deLone (Atria Books), Sarah Grill (St. Martin’s Press), Carolina Ortiz (HarperCollins), and Melissa Ann Singer (Tor), and agents Lisa Abellera (Kimberley Cameron & Associates), Ashley Lopez (Waxman Literary Agency), Ann Rose (Prospect Agency), Eva Scalzo (Speilburg Literary Agency), and Saba Sulaiman (Talcott Notch Literary Services). The cost of a single session ranges from $50 to $170, depending on the activity; the cost of the full conference is $620. For nonmembers of the Atlanta Writers Club, an additional $50 membership fee is also required. Lodging is available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of $125 per night until April 16. The deadline to register for a manuscript critique is April 7. Space is limited; registration is first come, first served. The general registration deadline is May 7. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; elevators in all multilevel event spaces; accessible doorways and pathways; accessible restrooms; accessible dining and event spaces; and accessible parking. Contact George Weinstein, conference director, at (404) 632-3525 or for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Atlanta Writers Conference, 1285 Willeo Creek Drive, Roswell, GA 30075. George Weinstein, Conference Director.