Application information for our April 2021 virtual conference will be posted in late 2020. Please stay tuned for more info. The details below are for last year’s conference.

Slice’s 10th annual writers’ conference will draw more than 100 agents, authors, editors, and publishing pros. Our panels, roundtable discussions, 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 must be reviewed and accepted by our editorial committee before enrollment is confirmed.  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.

Student Scholarships

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, 2020. 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. 

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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