Posted by: Katie B | November 6, 2018

Women Who Write Conference an Enjoyable Success

Women Who Write (www.womenwhowrite.org), a New Jersey based writing group for female authors of all genres, hosted its annual Writer’s Conference on September 29th, 2018 in Madison, NJ. For those of you looking for a conference that offers the same benefits as the NJ-SCBWI Annual Conference, but at a fraction of the size, the Women Who Write event is worth the trip.

Tracks were established for poets, adult fiction writers, and children’s writers. You could simply attend the lectures or you could step up your participation by submitting to a first page session or paying extra for a one-on-one critique with an editor or agent. Since the heart of publishing is only 45 minutes away by train, in the bustling metropolis of Manhattan, the conference routinely pulls senior professionals from the business. For children’s writers (which is obviously my specialty), this event featured rock-star literary agent, Rachel Orr, of Prospect Agency and editor extraordinaire, Caitlyn Dlouhy, Vice President and Editing Director of Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Adult writers and YA authors with a romance spin could hear from the lovely Susan Litman, Acquisitions Editor for Harlequin Books. I was easily able to connect with each during breaks, more so than I’ve ever been able to before.

This event is regularly held during September so be sure to bookmark your calendar for next year. Hope to see you there!


Responses

  1. Sounds like a great conference. Also, those are some really good connections you can call on in the future. Keep up the good work.


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