Sunday, February 22, 2009

Writers Conference in May

I just registered for the Backspace Writers Conference on May 28-30 in New York City, and especially look forward to its intensive pitch and query workshops. At the helm are top literary agents and publicists, and I can't wait to bring all that knowledge home to my clients.

Not least of all I hope to find a home for my own manuscript. If you're a writer with a polished book, there is no better place to meet agents, editors, and authors. The pros go to cons to meet new talent. Understandably, that attitude is a far sight more receptive than what the weekly stack of queries gets.

Conferences are expensive, but a deal for what you get--even if you don't go home with a contract (or a hangover).