September 8 – 9, 2018 | St. Francis College | Brooklyn, NY
Slice’s eighth annual writers’ conference will draw more than 130 agents, authors, editors, and publishing pros. Our panels and workshops covered 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 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 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 breakout sessions once your application has been accepted.
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 September 1, 2018. 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 breakout sessions.
2017 Video Access
If you didn’t make it to the 2017 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference, or you were there but couldn’t catch every panel, you still have a chance to soak in the wisdom from home. We now offer video access to all 24 of the panels that took place at SLWC as well as our feature talk with Angela Flournoy and Hannah Tinti. You can purchase or rent 2017 panel videos on our Vimeo page.