For the first time ever, Writer’s Digest Conference brought its real-world publishing knowledge, writing inspiration and networking opportunities to a West Coast audience in 2012. Many joined us in Hollywood to find out how publishing and tech developments affect writers, how to make work and pitches irresistible, and what to do to get going, get discovered, and get published.

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Why you should attend

Hear Insider Perspectives on Publishing Trends

Writer’s Digest magazine has been keeping readers in the know about publishing and book industry trends for more than 90 years. At Writer’s Digest Conference West, you’ll find out how to navigate this quickly evolving industry like a pro. See the Full Session Lineup

Get Discovered at the Famous WD Pitch Slam

One of Writer’s Digest Conference’s most popular and exciting features, this fast-paced event puts you face to face with 30+ agents who are actively seeking new writers. Hone your pitch, get unbiased feedback—and maybe even land an agent. Learn more about the Pitch Slam

Learn from Bestselling Authors

Getting published starts with great storytelling. Get helpful insights from bestselling and award-winning writers like James Scott Bell, Steven James, Elizabeth Sims and many others, plus industry experts like Amazon's Jon Fine. Meet Writer's Digest West Speakers

Build Connections with Other Writers

The sense of community at Writer's Digest Conference has always been a source of inspiration and encouragement for attendees. And because Writer's Digest Conference West takes place under the same roof as two other major events for content creators, you'll get to meet writers from television, film, web, game and transmedia communities. More