October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Call for Submissions

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference

Pasadena, CA | October 26 –  28, 2018

Writer’s Digest is now accepting submissions for speakers and sessions for the upcoming Novel Writing Conference held at Westin Pasadena.

Representation in is important to us and we are looking for diversity in our speakers, including representation across racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, as well as in sexual orientation, gender identification, age, and presenters with disabilities. All are encouraged to submit proposals!

While we cannot provide payment for teaching sessions, we do cover travel costs and hotel stay during the conference. In order to keep costs down, preference is given to instructors whose travel is minimal or from the western half of the United States.

What we’re looking for:

  • Friendly instructors who not only possess knowledge about a subject area, but who are passionate, confident, and engaging teachers
  • Sessions that run the gamut from teaching the fundamentals to delving deep into advanced subject areas (attendees are at various stages in their careers, so a wide spectrum of sessions is needed)
  • Unique approaches to subject matter
  • New presenters! We’ll be looking for returning favorites, but if you’ve never presented for us before, we want to hear from you!
  • Quality craft instruction is always paramount to us, but we are also looking for sessions covering craft, character, as well as beyond for tools and services writers use (think Scrivener, WordPress, Amazon, self-publishing, and platform and promotional tools)

What we’re not looking for:

  • Panel submissions (at this time)
  • Sales-driven sessions for products or services you provide. Please contact Jill Ruesch for more information.

To submit:

Submit Your Proposal