A_E Conference

This is one of the best conferences in the country for writers looking to advance their careers.
— 2019 Conference Attendee


Absolutely life changing. 
— 2021 Conference Attendee

Our next in-person Agents & Editors Conference will take place June 21-23, 2024 in Austin, TX. Registration will open in December 2023. In the meantime, we’re hosting the virtual Agents Symposium, a year-long program for writers featuring ten literary agents. For more information, including how to access all 10 Agents Symposium presentation recordings, 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