A_E Conference

Life-changing for serious writers.
— 2019 Conference Attendee

The 2022 Agents & Editors Conference (June 24-26) marks our 29th 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.

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.

We hope to see you in June!

2022 Agents & Editors Conference

What you need to know

The 2022 Agents & Editors Conference will take place in-person the weekend of June 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX. Registration will open in February 2022.

Please read the details below. 

Registration for the 2022 Agents & Editors Conference includes the following:

  • Entry to all panels, presentations, and genre sessions
  • Entry to the virtual Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation + Pitch Lab
  • Entry to the Opening Session with a top industry insider
  • Entry to the Friday and Saturday evening events
  • Entry to the Sunday Closing Luncheon (with RSVP)
  • One (1) one-on-one consultation with an agent or editor for all registrations purchased before Apr 5, 2022
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Coffee breaks throughout the weekend

The following will be made available for separate purchase:

  • A ticket to the Saturday Keynote Luncheon (starting in May)
  • A second one-on-one consultation with an agent or editor (pending availability) 
  • Hotel lodging at the Hyatt Regency.

The 2022 program will be made available in early June. In the meantime, to see what last year’s conference looked like, check out the program here.  

Tentative schedule:

Leading up to the conference, we will host a virtual “Practice Makes Pitch Perfect” presentation and Pitch Lab.

Friday

  • Check-in: Begins at 11 a.m.
  • Genre Sessions: Tips, strategies, resources, and trends. 
  • Welcome Reception: Drinks, snacks, and casual conversation with writers, agents, and editors.

Saturday

  • Opening discussion with an industry insider from a major publishing imprint.
  • Panels and Presentations featuring nearly 100 published writers, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other publishing professionals.
  • Luncheon with a keynote speaker, with complimentary copy of book. (Not included in the registration price. Keynote Luncheon tickets will be available for purchase starting in May.)
  • Evening general session.
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors. 

Sunday

  • Panels and Presentations featuring nearly 100 published writers, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other publishing professionals.
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors.
  • Closing Luncheon.

Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs, Austin, Texas, USA 78704

The Hyatt Regency Austin is the 2022 conference hotel. The guest rooms offer spectacular views of Town Lake, downtown Austin, and the Hill Country.

Rooms are $185/night plus tax. The cut-off date to register under the group block is June 9, 2022.

To reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency, click here

The 2022 A&E Conference will include literary agents from a notable list of reputable literary agencies.

The 2022 A&E Conference will include book editors from a notable list of reputable publishing houses. 

The 2022 A&E Conference will include presentations by notable authors and industry professionals.

More information on the 2022 A&E Conference Keynote Luncheon is coming soon.

COVID PROTOCOLS: 

The WLT will be following the guidelines and protocols of our conference venue, the Hyatt Regency Austin, as well as any recommendations, orders, or restrictions from local government at the time of the event. 

Programs from Past A&E Conferences