I took the day off today in an attempt to finish a few chapters and avoid snow-traffic. It’s been a very busy year so far and conferences have weighed heavily on my mind.
I’d love love love to get to the Backspace Writers Conference in May. This is a wonderful conference for anyone looking for an agent. Colleen Lindsay at FinePrint and the people at Backspace are holding a query contest for two scholarships (each worth $750, not including travel and hotel). Excellent opportunity. Last year they had 600 entries and 4 scholarships. All four entrants who won scholarships secured agents. See details at http://theswivet.blogspot.com/.
Then in July, RWA National is coming to us this year--located in Nashville! With so many agents/editors and excellent workshops, how can anyone pass this up? Well, there’s cost. For a lot of us (me included), expenses are tight in this rough economy. I still don’t know if I can make it to this conference, although I’d love it. Time will tell. See details at http://rwanational.org/cs/conferences_and_events.
Many attend the Moonlight and Magnolias conference each year, and I’ve heard great things about it (check out their editor/agent lineup and speakers!). This conference is affordable too, compared to others, and is held in October (for those saving pennies to go). See details at http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/mm-conference/.
Don’t you just get goose bumps looking at these exciting opportunities?
What are your conference plans for 2010?