The Gotham Writers Conference will be held from October 25 to October 26 at the Ace Hotel in New York City. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event is open to fiction and nonfiction writers. The first day of the conference features panels, presentations, and a happy hour; the second day of the conference features pitching roundtables with literary agents. The faculty includes fiction writers Susan Breen, Seth Fried, and Kody Keplinger; and nonfiction writer Kim Liao. Participating agents include Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary), Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Kerry D’Agostino (Curtis Brown), Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management), Jim McCarthy (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret), Alec Shane (Writers House), JL Stermer (New Leaf Literary), and Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary). The cost of the conference is $595 for both days or $245 for the first day. Registration for the first day of the conference is first come, first served. To attend the second day of the conference, submit a query and the first ten pages of a manuscript-in-progress. There is no application fee; admissions are made on a rolling basis. Lodging is available at nearby hotels. Visit the website for more information.
Gotham Writers Conference, Gotham Writers Workshop, 555 8th Avenue, Suite 1402, New York, NY 10018. (212) 974-8377.