The Write to Publish team has been hard at work planning all of the content that will be in this year’s conference, and we have passed several milestones that mean time is passing and the conference planning is coming along! The biggest news is that we have decided on the programming we will be offering for Write to Publish 2017!

Each year we offer four workshops and four panels for our attendees, and this year we have built a program that will provide insight on the publishing industry as well as a timely dialogue around the growing diversity in publishing. Our workshop titles this year are “Writing Outside Yourself,” “Writing Good Dialogue,” “Crafting a Query Letter,” and “Building an Online Presence.” Our workshops will be led by experts in their respective fields and give attendees a more hands-on approach to the publishing industry. The panel titles this year are “Legal Issues in Publishing,” “Self-Publishing: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly,” “The State of Diversity in Publishing,” and “Doing the Research: Preparing to Approach Publishers & Literary Agents.” Our panels will be populated with experts from around the publishing industry and related fields and will offer their personal and professional experiences on the subject at hand.

We’re very proud of the content we will be offering for this year’s conference. It balances the very pertinent information of how to present yourself as an author online, in query letters, and approaching publishers and agents, as well as how to write dialogue and respectfully treat diverse characters. We hope this sneak peek helps to build your excitement as much as it has for us! Stay tuned for more updates as we finalize our design and contest plans!

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