Meet the Exhibitors


Austin Community College Creative Writing

A two-year degree program open to all writers in multiple genres; online and face-to-face.


The Authors’ Assistant

Striving to connect writers with readers by providing professional services in manuscript preparation, book design & production, and media promotion for print, e-book and audio.


Ann Kellett Editing

I Polish. You Shine. I bring 30+ years of award-winning, full-time editing experience, with happy clients around the world.


Blue Cubicle Press

Blue Cubicle Press, home of the award-winning and internationally recognized literary journals Workers Write! and The First Line, is dedicated to giving voice to writers who realize their words may never pay the mortgage but who are too stubborn to stop trying. We're here to support artists trapped in the daily grind.



The largest independent bookstore in Texas, offering books on writing and getting published as well as books by conference presenters.


Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

Organized by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, University of North Texas.


Word Nerd Crafts

Hand-crafted, unique literary-themed crafts, such as Scrabble Tile earrings, upcycled journals, and tote bags.


Writers in the Field

A hands-on, gloves-off, first-of-its-kind research experience for writers.


The Writer’s Workshop

Services in development and line editing, synopsis and query review, and manuscript evaluations propel independent authors from inspiration to publication.


The Writing Barn

7.5 wooded acres devoted to writers: group and private retreats, weekend and week long intensives, book launches and other literary themed parties. Retreat. Create. Celebrate at The Writing Barn.


Yellow Bird Editors

Manuscript critiques, content editing, developmental editing, query letter critiques, and more.