June 27 – 29, 2014

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Featuring over 20 of the industry's top agents and editors!


*At this point we are at capacity for our event and we will be unable to sell conference tickets at the door. Thank you for your understanding. Please subscribe to our newsletter or check back regularly for information about our next conference, June 26 to 28, 2015. 



"The WLT Agents & Editors Conference was an invaluable experience for me. I found my agent, and I launched my publishing career. Huge."
- Jacqueline Kelly, author The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, 2010 Newbery Honor book


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The Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is THE place to meet agents and learn the latest trends in publishing.

Where else can a writer network with industry professionals, learn about publishing tips and trends, and improve one's craft, all within walking distance of a world-class arts and music district and the largest urban bat colony in North America?

And did we mention the food?  The margaritas?  The beautiful lake? 

Not only can the Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference boast 20 years' worth of success stories, it also has the advantage of being set in one of the most beautiful, artistic, and fun-loving locations in the world.  If the breakout sessions with top-tier agents and editors don't inspire you, perhaps the sparkling river will.  Or the millions of bats that take flight at sunset.  

And did we mention the local food, drink, and music?

The Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is for writers at every stage of their career. Beginners can learn more about this mystifying industry and prepare themselves for the journey ahead. Those with completed manuscripts can pitch to agents and professional editors. Published writers can learn about market trends and network with rising stars in the world of writing. No matter what your market, genre, or level, our conference can benefit you.

We're excited that our faculty includes top-notch industry professionals, from both major publishing houses (including Simon & Schuster, Hachette, HarperCollins, Scholastic, and more!) and world-class agencies (including Janklow & Nesbit, Folio, Sterling Lord Literistic, ICM Partners, and more!). Our keynote luncheon speaker is none other than New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott, and our keynote cocktail reception speaker is New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson!

[NOTE: At this time, we are no longer offering one-on-one consultations for purchase. If slots become available between now and June 27, we will sell them at the conference registration table on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-up rates for consultations are $60 and registration opens at 1 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding. For more information, please check our FAQs page.]



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This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at



Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to