The Agents & Editors Conference


"I thought my book had merit, but I had no idea how to get from writing it to getting an agent. The A&E Conference took me from nowhere to having five interested agents in three days. It was a big success for me."

~2018 Conference Attendee


"Out of several NYC conferences, Sewanee, and AWP experiences over many years, this is the most productive agent exposure I've experienced at a writing conference via the meetings, receptions, and panel access."

~2017 Conference Attendee


"The most significant investment I have made as a writer."

~2016 Conference Attendee



The Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is one of the nation's premier conferences for writers, bringing together more than 20 nationally-known agents and editors with award-winning and bestselling authors for three days of conversation about the craft of writing and the practical steps toward publication.

For writers with finished manuscripts, the conference's one-on-one consultations with agents and editors offer a unique opportunity to pitch their work directly to publishing professionals.

For writers working toward a complete manuscript, the conference's evening receptions offer a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for informal chats with agents, published authors, and fellow writers from all genres and backgrounds.

The conference's panels and presentations offer specific, practical advice about

  • polishing opening pages,
  • solving endings,
  • writing query letters,
  • choosing and working with an agent,
  • the writer/editor relationship, and
  • marketing books before and after they hit the shelves.


Click here for registration information for the 2019 conference.


 To check out past conference programs, click the links below:

         2016: Click Here                      2017: Click Here                           2018: Click Here   



Held in downtown Austin, Texas

The Agents & Editors Conference is held in Austin, live music capital of the world and home to BBQ, breakfast tacos, patio margaritas, and beautiful Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake. If you haven't been to Austin yet, this is the perfect excuse for a long overdue visit. Hope to see you in Austin in June!


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. 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



This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit