2021 Agents & Editors Conference / Austin, TX

Austin, Texas, United States

Sep 17 - Sep 19, 2021


TUITION / COST:$349-459
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Samantha Babiak, Program Director
PHONE: 512-499-8914
EMAIL: sam@writersleague.org
WEBSITE: https://writersleague.org/programs/a-e-conference/

Called "life-changing for serious writers," this event brings writers, literary agents, editors, and published authors together for a weekend of panels, presentations, and one-on-one consultations. This year, both in-person and virtual registrations are available.

Join us in Austin, TX, September 17-19, 2021 for our annual Agents & Editors Conference, now in its 28th year.

The WLT’s Agents & Editors Conference is one of the nation’s premier conferences for writers. Every year, we bring together nationally-known literary agents and book editors and other industry professionals with writers at all stages of the writing process for a weekend of conversation and community around the craft of writing and the practical steps toward publication.

For writers with finished manuscripts, the conference’s one-on-one consultations with agents and editors offer a unique opportunity to pitch their work directly to publishing professionals.

For writers working toward a completed manuscript, the conference’s genre meet-ups, panels, presentations, and general sessions offer an abundance of useful information and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for informal chats with agents, published authors, and fellow writers from all genres and backgrounds.

Our 2021 Agents & Editors Conference marks our first in-person event since early 2020 and we are excited to gather together again as a community. Because we also understand that not everyone will be able to attend in person, we’ve added a virtual registration option to this year’s event in the hopes of bringing the weekend’s valuable programming to as many writers as possible.


Featured Writers Include:

Confirmed participating agents, including Ian Bonaparte (Janklow & Nesbit), Maggie Cooper (Aevitas), Stephanie Delman (Sanford J. Greenburger Associates), Ronald Gerber (Lowenstein Associates), Rebecca Gradinger (Fletcher & Co.),Alia Hanna Habib (Gernert), Haley Heidemann (William Morris), Allison Hunter (Janklow & Nesbit), Renee Jarvis (Triangle), Kat Kerr (Donald Maass), Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon), John Rudolph (Dystel, Goderich & Bourret), Mariah Stovall (Howland Literary), Martha Wydysh (Trident), Ayla Zuraw-Friedland (David Black). Confirmed featured authors include: Courtney Maum (Keynote), plus Kendra Allen, Owen Egerton, Richard Santos, Chaitali Sen, Stacey Swann, James Wade & more.


Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Texas, United States

Writers' League of Texas (WLT)

The WLT is the largest literary arts organization in Texas with programs & events open to all writers, everywhere. With a membership of 1400 and growing, the WLT offers programming throughout the year that includes online classes on the craft of writing and the business of publishing, a summer Agents & Editors Conference in Austin, a Summer Writing Retreat, author visits to public schools and rural libraries, and countless free virtual programs. Member benefits include discounts on all programming, additional retail, service and organizational discounts, the opportunity to share news with our community of members and nonmembers. Contact (512) 499-8914 or wlt@writersleague.org for more information.