Without you, none of this would be possible. We’ll see you next year!


The Dallas Ft. Worth Writers Conference, sponsored by
DFW Writers Workshop, has grown to be the premier
writers conference in the southwest. Our goal is to provide writers
with excellent education, networking,and industry exposure at the best value.

The 2017 DFWcon will be  May 6th and 7th
Click the HERE for 2017 pricing.


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One of the highlights of DFWCon each year has been Query Gong. This year we’re doing First Page Gong. It’s going to be a blast and anyone can participate! Here’s how. If you dare, bring your first page Saturday morning and put it in the collection box at the registration table. It should be a… Read More

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DFWCon has a traditional pre-conference mixer put on by the amazing and talented (and amazingly talented) Sarah Bale! This is a great opportunity to come meet some of your fellow writers before the conference in a friendly, social atmosphere. And if that’s not cool enough, this year there’s also going to be a buzz session… Read More

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UPDATE: Signups for this year’s Interactive Workshops are open now at Seating is limited so you’ll want to act quickly! To facilitate scheduling of pitch sessions, please try to register for Interactive Workshops by 8 p.m. Monday, April 11. (Don’t worry, we’ll still work it out if you sign up for workshops after this time.) Things are… Read More

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For those of you who registered for DFWCon early and need to go back to choose an agent and editor for a pitch session, use the instructions below. You’ll be logging back into the registration site, Eventbrite, to update your registration. Remember, one free pitch session comes with your registration. We ask you for three choices… Read More

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With slashed marketing budgets and overworked publicists—as well as the prevalence of indie publishing—today’s writers are encouraged, even expected, to take an active part in marketing their work. But a lot of writers don’t know where to start, and some are overwhelmed with too much information. This year, publicist and writer Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and… Read More

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Do you have a blog, want to start your own blog, or are you just interested in learning more about blogging?  Then, the Behind the Blog: Blogging Basics workshop is for you! During this workshop you will learn about all things blogging.  From how and why to start a blog, how to grow your audience,… Read More

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Sure, you know the basics of novel writing…plot, dialogue, description. But are you ready to dig deeper into theme, characterization, subtext and world-building? Are you ready to truly master the craft of writing, delivering the the kind of story that lingers, staying with the reader long after the book has been closed? The kind that… Read More

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My name is J. Kathleen Cheney and I’m an author of Historical Fantasy. Research can be a bit like an addiction, it pulls you in and it’s hard to quit. I think that’s the reason I’ve published three novels in that field (The Golden City series), and why I continue to write short fiction and… Read More

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Hey, guess what day it is? That’s right! It’s the first Monday of March Madness, and that means WRITE CLUB is up and running! It’s had a record-setting year already, with nearly a hundred contestants and unprecedented interest – and now it’s up to you. Head over now to cast your vote in the first… Read More

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Join us for a day of professional development as writers on Friday, April 22, in four intensive classes taught by nationally known authors and journalists Christopher Golden, Tara McKelvey and Thomas Kunkel! The Pre-Conference is a separate event from DFWCon, which takes place at the same location on April 23-24. Registration for these classes is… Read More

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Here they are- the Saturday and Sunday schedules! Look at this amazing array of classes for you to choose from. Remember, all information is subject to change. This is what we know right now. This is it, folks, the information you were waiting for. Now it’s time to decide! Are you attending DFWCon? Register today at… Read More

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Our Success Stories

My agent (Jennie Goloboy) and I are an unstoppable crime-fighting duo – and DFWcon is the Justice League that brought us together.

Three years ago, I attended my first DFWCon. I didn’t know anything except that I wrote a novel and I wanted to sell it. One year later, I met Michelle Johnson. A chance conversation later about something I wrote for my daughters and I was offered representation for a story I never considered pitching. Sometimes, it really is about being at the right place at the right time. For me, the right place will always be DFWCon.

I credit DFWCon as one of the major factors that lead to my publication. When I first attended at 18, I had no idea what the publishing industry was all about. In one weekend, I met my future agent (Louise Fury), learned all about the ins and outs of traditional and indie publishing, and learned that it was possible to reach my goals.

I met my agent Margaret Bail in the lobby at DFWCon 2014. Coincidentally, I’d also signed up for her query critique session later that day. As you can imagine, I paid extra-close attention to her comments! Margaret ultimately offered representation, and I’m thrilled the say the whole arrangement happened because of DFWCon.


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