3 Washington Writers Conference Success Stories

  • March 22, 2016

These authors landed book contracts after attending the annual event!


What sets the Washington Writers Conference apart from other literary gatherings? Its results! Here are three authors who landed agents (and book contracts) thanks to the conference’s one-on-one pitch sessions. Let them tell you about it in their own words.





“The 2014 Washington Writers Conference provided me with everything I needed to know about the business of writing and publishing. Seven months after attending the conference, I'd signed with an agent and received a three-book publishing contract for my DC-based mystery series. There is no way I would have had this type of success without the help of the Washington Independent Review of Books’ seminar. All writers who have a manuscript ready to sell should attend this conference to learn the tools of the trade and understand how the industry works."

— Colleen Shogan, author of Stabbing in the Senate

"The 2013 Washington Writers Conference proved a transformational event in my writing career. I pitched my novel and was offered representation. My agent believed in my work and partnered closely with me to identify potential editors and publishers. Her expertise and diligence were profoundly validating and valuable."

— Ellen Prentiss Campbell, author of The Bowl with Gold Seams and Contents Under Pressure

“At the 2014 Washington Writers Conference, I made a connection with a terrific agent, and thanks to him and to the conference, I now have a book contract!”

— Gene Meyer, author of Chesapeake Country and Maryland Lost and Found…Again

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