A_E Conference

Life-changing for serious writers.
— 2019 Conference Attendee

Our next in-person Agents & Editors Conference will take place in 2024. In 2023, we’re hosting the virtual Agents Symposium, a year-long program for writers featuring ten literary agents. For more information, click here.

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.

Programs from Past A&E Conferences