Take your writing to the next level at the the 2017 Genre-LA™ Creative Writers Conference, where more than 30 published masters of the genre, literary agents, editors, publishers, best-selling authors, industry experts, Hollywood veterans, educators, and publishing professionals will share their experiences and secrets to help take your writing to the next level and guide your career on the path to success.
Education and Inspiration for All Writers
During three intensive days, you will learn the secrets of writing professional novels, short stories, screenplays and graphic novels. You will learn now the pros brainstorm new ideas, plot and structure amazing stories of imagination, create memorable characters (both human and otherwise), use research to re-imagine history or develop brave new worlds of wonder. It's an educational and inspirational experience you won't get anywhere else!
You will learn how to edit and polish your work, then pitch literary agents and publishers.
You also will learn more about the business of writing, how to build a platform, engage successfully in marketing and social networking, plus expand your knowledge of copyrights, trademarks, and more. Our mission is to help aspiring, active, and accomplished writers improve the quality of
their work, take it to the next level, and increase the chances for a successful career as an author.
Education and Inspiration for Writers of Speculative Fiction
Want to write the best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Military S.F., Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Alternate History, Epic Fantasy, Space Opera, or Superhero Story?
Now you can learn from many of the masters of the genre, multi-award winning authors who will share their decades of experience and wisdom throughout the conference. The following is an initial list of NY Times Best-selling authors, winners of Hugos, Nebulas, and many international awards, including
Robert J. Sawyer, Special Guest of Honor.
Meet and Pitch Literary Agents and Publishers
As always, we have a full compliment of top literary agents and publishers looking for new talent with polished manuscripts.
Over the last fifteen conferences, our attendees have secured representation and numerous book deals.
Social & Networking Events
There is something planned for each day (and most evenings), so come early and plan to stay late. Plus, don't miss our first-ever, no-host cocktail party on Friday night.
Register now and get Early-bird tuition discounts (financing available) which includes three days of workshops, lectures, free 1-on-1 pitch sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers, a swag bag, and much more. Most packages include two Keynote Address light luncheons. All include admission to the Friday Night Gathering of Writers no-host cocktail party.