Readers & Writers
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The conference for serious writers of fiction and nonfiction.


Learn. Professionalize. Connect.









Literary Writers Conference } New York City—carefully planned clinics, workshops, and panels help you partner with key players in the publishing industry and offer invaluable feedback on your creative work. Plus, Agent Pitch Sessions offer agent meetings for fiction and nonfiction writers.

With insight from agents and published writers, participants learn how to initiate and nurture professional relationships with agents, editors, and publicists. Clinics provide invaluable feedback on query letters and writing samples. On Thursday, agents offer guidance on how to craft an effective “elevator-style” verbal pitch. On Friday, fiction and nonfiction participants pitch to two agents (6 minutes each).

LWC}NYC has been named the Best Writers Conference in New York State by readers of The Writer Magazine! 


LWC}NYC 2019 will take place in December at the New School in New York City. Registration will be available soon. 

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“I live in Kansas City, and while we have a vibrant community of writers here, I felt out of touch with the publishing world in New York. This conference provided all the basics I needed in order to normalize, in my mind, how the publishing industry works in New York. I received insider information in a compact format, presented by successful writers, agents, editors, and publicists who are launching the next generation of literature, right here, right now.”
—Lisa S., LWC}NYC alumna

“A great experience. The conference clarified my understanding of the business of getting published. I needed it.”
—Michael R., LWC}NYC alum

“The LWC}NYC writers conference querying and pitch presentations were the best by far—offering real-time responses using actual query letters and pitches. The agents seemed genuinely interested. They provided honest answers to our questions that were direct, constructive, and insightful.”
—Kris E. C., LWC}NYC Alum

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