On Friday, March 29, 2019, Writing Day Workshops is hosting a one-day conference in downtown St. Louis, in conjunction with Saturday Writers, a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild. It’s a full day of workshops and optional add-on opportunities to get critiques on your work, pitch to an agent, and network. For anyone interested in testing the waters for a larger conference, like Gateway Con, this is a great way to get your feet wet and see how helpful a conference can be to growing your career and skills as a writer.
Having volunteered at a couple of writing conferences myself over the years, let me tell you, it is becoming increasingly common for agents to do remote pitching over the costs of travel to cons in person, which is what makes the one-on-one opportunity here to be a shame to miss. Some of the workshops are even being taught by agents — it’d be a shame to miss this!
The conference is featuring the following agents and representatives:
- Eric Smith, of P.S. Literary Agency
- Eliza Rothstein, of Inkwell Literary
- Victoria Selvaggio, of Storm Literary
- Patty Carothers, of Metamorphosis Literary
- Kortney Price, of Corvisiero Literary
Additionally, I will also be attending the conference to hear pitches, working officially as a “literary agent assistant” for Metamorphosis Literary. What that means is that I’m not a literary agent yet, so, I can’t take pitches on behalf of myself, but what I can do, is listen to pitches on behalf of the agents at Metamorphosis Literary who won’t be attending, and hopefully find some great new work that they may be interested in learning more about in the future.
As of the time of this post, there are still some tickets available but if you’re interested in attending, I definitely wouldn’t wait until the day-of. You can learn more about the conference and reserve your tickets at StLouisWritersConference.com. I hope to see you there!