A huge thank you to the organizers of Women Who Write’s second annual Writer’s Conference. As with last year, the conference was a huge success. Not only did attendance increase by almost 50%, but the agents and editors who participated were top-of-the-class. Different from other writer’s conferences, WWW targets children’s, adult prose, and poetry authors. This mix of genres invites a different collection of people and allows for a blending of industry knowledge and experience. In addition, being smaller and more intimate in nature, the conference creates a friendly and inviting atmosphere.
My “track” was Children’s where we had the chance to hear talks from:
- Kendra Levine, Editor at Viking Children’s books
- Becca Stumpf, Literary Agent at Prospect Agency
- Emma Ledbetter, Editorial Assistant at Simon & Schuster
Outside of the seminar-style speeches, there were one-on-one critiques and first page sessions giving detailed, relevant feedback on submissions. Sorry you missed it? Don’t worry – WWW will be holding another conference this time next year. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the group, you can check out their website or come to the next social event. Hope to see you there!