September 9 – 10, 2017 | St. Francis College | Brooklyn, NY
Slice’s seventh annual writers’ conference will draw more than 130 agents, authors, editors, and publishing pros. Our panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, poetry, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer’s career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer’s professional journey. We invite leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book (and what writers can do to help them get there).
How to Apply
All applications to attend the conference in person must be reviewed and accepted by our editorial committee before enrollment is confirmed. Please don’t be intimidated! Applications are reviewed to ensure that our programming aligns with what you hope to learn about writing and publishing. We also want to be sure that each attendee is dedicated to a long-term writing project, even if it’s in its early stages.
Standard in-person registration includes access to panels and lunch events for one or two days, depending on the ticket selected. You also have the option to add 1-on-1 meetings and craft workshops after your enrollment is confirmed.
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program may be eligible for a scholarship to attend panels at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, a writing sample, and demonstrated dedication to writing. If you are a student and would like to be considered for a scholarship, please select the “Student Scholarship Application” option below. Scholarship applications will be accepted through August 15, 2017. Please note that scholarships only cover panel enrollment fees. Regular fees apply if a scholarship recipient would like to attend any of our 1-on-1 meetings or workshops.
**New for 2017: Video Access to Panels
This is a great option if you are not able to travel to Brooklyn to attend the conference in person. While it does not come with the perks of meeting the panelists; participating in Q&A; attending workshops, meeting, and parties; or meeting fellow writers, video access is a great way to soak in wisdom from our panelists from home, at any time. Writers attending in person will have the option to add on video access after their application is confirmed.
Note that video access will not be a live stream. Panel videos will be available in late September and you will be able to view them whenever you’d like. No need to worry about being available for a specific event date and time.