Creative writing conferences are thriving from coast to coast, from the Yale Writers’ Conference in New Haven to the San Francisco Writers’ Conference. There are conferences for every genre from science fiction to romances. There are also conferences that writers attend because they are looking for more than creative writing workshops and advice on marketing. Thousands of aspiring writers are attending writers’conferences in the desperate hope that they will connect with a literary agent who will get them contracts with traditional publishers.
Any aspiring writer who has tried to get an agent knows how difficult it is. Some agents claim to get two thousand query letters a week from unpublished writers seeking representation. The odds against these writers are staggering, so it’s understandable that they keep […]