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2021 Agents & Editors Conference

September 17 2021 - September 19 2021

$299.00 – $459.00
2021 A&E Conference graphic, September 17-19, 2021, Austin, TX

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VIRTUAL RECORDINGS ONLY - 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket
$ 299.00
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VIRTUAL RECORDINGS ONLY - 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket
$ 299.00
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Missed the big event? You can still register for the Recordings Only option for the 2021 Agents & Editors Conference. Watch more than 25 sessions featuring our visiting agents, editors, and authors. 

The 2021 Agents & Editors Conference marks our 28th conference and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome more than 200 attendees, authors, and publishing professionals to Austin once again for one of the best conference experiences available to writers.

This year, for the first time, we are offering both an in-person and a virtual registration option.

Our Virtual All Access registrants will be able to enjoy a livestream of the event on Saturday and Sunday, plus a one-on-one consultation with an agent or editor (optional). In addition, all virtual and in-person attendees will be invited to special pre-conference live webinars the week before the event – the chance to meet other writers, learn valuable tips for pitching a project, and hear published authors and their book editors discuss specific genres.

Before you register, please read these details carefully and reach out with any questions. 

Please note, the following agents and editors are now closed to consultation appointments: Noah Ballard, Stephanie Delman, Allison Hunter, Kat Kerr, Patricia Nelson, Martha Wydysh. This list will be updated as consultation appointments are assigned and filled. (Updated 9/13/21)

At this time, we still have spots for the Virtual All Access Conference. Please email us at wltconference@writersleague.org for more information. (Updated 9/14/21)

The 2021 A&E Conference program is available to view here

For a list of pre-conference live webinars, with presenter bios, click here.

For a list of confirmed agents to date, click here.

For a list of confirmed editors to date, click here

For a list of confirmed panelists and presenters to date, click here.

For our COVID Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy, click here.

In-Person Registration Rates 

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At this time, we have reached capacity and have closed registration for the in-person option. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email us at wltconference@writersleague.org (we will honor the current in-person price at the time you express interest, regardless of when you are moved off the waitlist). We also encourage you to consider the Virtual All Access option (details below). 

July 1 – July 11, 2021: 

  • $399 WLT Members Only

July 12 – August 8, 2021:

  • $399 WLT Members
  • $459 Non-Members

August 9 – September 6, 2021:

  • $449 WLT Members
  • $509 Non-Members

September 7 – September 16, 2021:

  • $489 WLT Members
  • $549 Non-Members

After September 16, if seats remain: 

  • $559 WLT Members and Non-Members

In-Person Registration (limited to 160 tickets) includes:

  • (1) 10min. one-on-one consultation with an agent or an editor. Registrants will have the opportunity to submit their top choices and consultations will be assigned with those preferences in mind. 
  • Access to video recordings (all 21 breakout sessions, plus select general sessions) of the weekend’s programming. This means you won’t miss a thing – even the sessions you can’t sit in on in-person will be accessible to you. Recordings will be available through December 31, 2021. 
  • Entry to virtual pre-conference events, including genre sessions (8 total), the Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, and the Pitch Lab. These virtual pre-conference events will be live webinars and will take place on September 13 (Genre Sessions), September 14 (Genre Sessions), and September 16 (Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, followed by the Pitch Lab). Each pre-conference event will be recorded and made available to all registrants through December 31, 2021.
  • Access to the exhibitor marketplace at the conference venue.
  • Access to a discounted hotel rate at the conference venue. 
  • Access to a discounted parking rate at the conference venue. 

Virtual Registration Rates 

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Starting July 1, 2021 (Virtual Registration – All Access): 

  • $399 WLT Members and Non-Members – including (1) 10-min. virtual one-on-one consultation and access to all pre-conference virtual events and the conference livestream. Limited to 100 tickets. 

Starting August 23, 2021 (Virtual Registration – Recordings Only):

  • $299 WLT Members and Non-Members – does not include consultation or access to pre-conference virtual events or the conference livestream. 

Virtual Registration – All Access (limited to 100 tickets) includes:

  • (1) 10min. one-on-one consultation with an agent or an editor via Zoom during the conference weekend. Registrants will have the opportunity to submit their top choices and consultations will be assigned with those preferences in mind. 
  • Access to a livestream from the event during the conference weekend, including general sessions and select breakout sessions.
  • Access to video recordings (all 21 breakout sessions, plus select general sessions) of the weekend’s programming. Recordings will be made available after the conference concludes through December 31, 2021.
  • Entry to virtual pre-conference events, including genre sessions (8 total), the Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, and the Pitch Lab. These virtual pre-conference events will be live webinars and will take place on September 13 (Genre Sessions), September 14 (Genre Sessions), and September 16 (Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, followed by the Pitch Lab). Each pre-conference event will be recorded and made available to all registrants after the conference through December 31, 2021.

Virtual Registration – Recordings Only includes:

  • Access to video recordings (all 21 breakout sessions, plus select general sessions) of the weekend’s programming. Recordings will be made available after the conference concludes through December 31, 2021.

The tentative schedule for the in-person 2021 A&E Conference includes:

Friday, September 17

  • Check-in: Begins at 4:00 PM CDT at the conference venue, the Hyatt Regency Austin. 
  • Welcome Session: Begins at 5:30 PM CDT at the conference venue. Drinks, snacks, and casual conversation, plus introductory remarks and announcements. 

Saturday, September 18

  • Opening discussion with an industry insider from a major publishing imprint.
  • Panels, Presentations, and Conversations featuring published authors, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other special guests.
  • Luncheon with a keynote speaker, with a complimentary copy of the speaker’s book. No additional charge.
  • Evening general session, a special One Page Salon reading event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the WLT Book Awards, including drinks, snacks, and entertainment. 
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors. All registrants for the in-person event receive one complimentary consultation. In addition, there are 100 virtual registrations available that include one complimentary consultation. 

Sunday, September 19

  • Panels, Presentations, and Conversations featuring published authors, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other special guests.
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors.
  • Closing Session

In addition, the 2021 A&E Conference includes several virtual pre-conference events that will be accessible to all in-person registrants as well as registrants who opt for the virtual all access registration. These pre-conference events include: 

Monday, September 13

  • Genre Sessions, including General Fiction (Novels & Short Fiction), Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, and Romance. These sessions will start at 6:00 PM CDT on Zoom. 

Tuesday, September 14

  • Genre Sessions, including Historical Fiction, Kid Lit, Nonfiction, and Science Fiction & Fantasy. These sessions will start at 6:00 PM CDT on Zoom. 

Thursday, September 16

  • Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation at 7:00 PM CDT on Zoom. 
  • The Pitch Lab, including small group breakout sessions immediately following the presentation.

In addition, the 2021 A&E Conference includes a final post-conference live webinar on Saturday, October 16 (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT on Zoom) – an opportunity for all registrants (in-person and virtual) to come together for one last opportunity to connect and share. This event will include follow-up information from the event, including information about the programs & services offered by our conference sponsors and exhibitors. 

Program Note:

The WLT reserves the right to change or cancel any speaker and/or session without notice.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Through August 20, 2021: 100% refund available minus the cancellation fee.

August 21 – September 7, 2021: 50% refund available minus the cancellation fee. This applies to the registration only; there are no refunds for the keynote luncheon or one-on-one consultations that have been purchased individually. 

After September 7, 2021: No refunds will be made (no exceptions), but registrants can transfer their registration to another person as long as advance notice is given to the WLT. If you wish to transfer your registration, please email us at wltconference@writersleague.org or call 512-499-8914.

NOTE: If you register for the in-person option and find that you are no longer able to attend the in-person event, you are welcome to switch to the virtual option and you will be eligible for a virtual one-on-one consultation, if those slots are still available. You will still receive access to the recordings and admittance to all pre-conference and post-conference virtual events.

Details

Start:
September 17 2021
End:
September 19 2021
Cost:
$299.00 – $459.00
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Venue

Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake
208 Barton Springs Drive
Austin, TX 78704 United States