2017 Agents & Editors Conference

June 30-July 2, 2017

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704


Members: $439*

Nonmembers: $499*

This event is sold out. The waitlist has closed.


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Conference Overview

Now available, the 2017 A&E Conference program can be viewed here.


  • Check-in: Begins at 11 am.
  • Genre Sessions: Tips, strategies, resources, and trends.
  • The Pitch Lab: Meet your fellow attendees by trying out your pitch on them and giving and receiving positive, helpful feedback.
  • Welcome Reception: Drinks, snacks, and casual conversation with writers, agents, and editors.


  • Opening discussion with an executive editor from a major publishing imprint
  • 25 panels featuring nearly 100 published writers, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other publishing professionals
  • Luncheon with a keynote speaker, with complimentary copy of book (ticket sold separately)
  • Evening Reception with a keynote speaker, with complimentary copy of book
  • **One-on-one consultations with agents and editors (available for individual sale)


  • 10 presentations on publishing and writing topics such as revision, fine-tuning opening pages, query letters, novel synopses, nonfiction proposals, author platform and book marketing, and legal issues common to writers.
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors
  • Closing Luncheon

**Everyone who registers for the conference before March 15 will be eligible for a free one-on-one consultation with an agent or editor. Instructions for how to opt in will be sent in early March. Response is required by March 15 or the free consultation is forfeited.

The deadline to purchase a total of no more than two (2) consultations (including the complimentary consultation for those who opted in by March 15) is June 20 at noon CST.

Update: At this time, consultations have sold out. If you have questions, call the Writers' League of Texas office at 512-499-8914.

Registration Rates 

Until April 30:

  • $399 Members
  • $459 Nonmembers

After April 30, while seats remain:

  • $439 Members
  • $499 Nonmembers
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Refund Policy

January 2 - April 30, 2017: 50% refund available.

All cancellations will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

After April 30, 2017: No refunds will be made (no exceptions), but registrants can transfer their registration to another person as long as advance notice is given to the Writers' League of Texas. If you wish to transfer your registration, please call the WLT at 512-499-8914.


Program Note:

The WLT reserves the right to change or cancel any speaker and/or session without notice.