September 7 – 8, 2019 | St. Francis College | Brooklyn, NY

Slice’s 9th 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.

Applications for student scholarships are now closed.

Attendees Receive a One-Year Subscription to SLICE


Video Access

Stay tuned for 2018 panel videos. 

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.

The Slice Literary Writers’ Conference is hosted by Slice Literary, Inc., a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization and the publishers of Slice literary magazine. Visit for more information.

Questions about the conference can be sent to

Slice Literary, Inc. * PO Box 659 * Village Station * New York, NY 10014

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