2018 Agents & Editors Conference

June 29-July 1, 2018

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704


Members: $409 Nonmembers: $469 (through April 2, 2018)

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Conference Overview

The 2018 Agents & Editors Conference marks our 25th conference, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome more than 400 attendees, authors, and publishing professionals to Austin once again for one of the best conference experiences available to writers.

The 2018 program will be made available in early June. In the meantime, for a sense for what the conference will look like, check out the 2017 A&E Conference program here. (Note: The Writers' League of Texas reserves the right to change the format and schedule for the 2018 conference from the year before.)

For a list of confirmed agents, click here.

Past conferences have followed a schedule similar to this one:


  • Check-in: Begins at 11 a.m.
  • 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 industry insider from a major publishing imprint.
  • Panels and Presentations featuring nearly 100 published writers, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other publishing professionals.
  • Luncheon with a keynote speaker, with complimentary copy of book. (Not included in the registration price. Keynote Luncheon tickets will be available for purchase starting in April.)
  • Evening Reception with a keynote speaker, with complimentary copy of the speaker's book.
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors.


  • 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.

Registration Rates 

December 5, 2017 - April 2, 2018:

  • $409 WLT Members
  • $469 Nonmembers
  • Registration includes a one-on-one consultation with an agent or editor.

After April 2, 2018, while seats remain:

  • $449 Members
  • $509 Nonmembers
  • After April 2, registration does not include a one-on-one consultation with an agent or editor. Consultations will be made available for individual purchase as space allows.
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Refund Policy

All cancellations will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

Through January 3, 2018: 100% refund available

January 4 - April 30, 2018: 50% refund available.

After April 30, 2018: 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.