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West Texas Writers' Academy June 10-14, 2019


You'll find this week-long Academy one of the most amazing experiences of your writing career.

 Join us for a special week in June and you'll see why so many writers make this conference a priority.  Here's what you can expect:
  • Instructors dedicated to advancing your career
  • An inspirational support group even after you leave
  • Time away from distractions to write
  • A deep dive - 18 hours worth - into your course's topic
  • New business acumen skills
  • A path forward to success


New for WTWA 2019: Agents!  At registration, you can schedule an appointment with one of these two New York agents. 

Rachel Beck with Holloway Literary
Rachel BeckRachel is interested in representing:
  • Women’s fiction, especially upmarket/book club fiction, such as Emily Giffin, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain
  • Contemporary romance with a humorous voice and subplots in addition to the romance, such as Kristan Higgins
  • Young adult, especially emotional/deep issue (even dark) stories (no historical, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi or middle-grade please), such as Jandy Nelson and Courtney Summers
  • Psychological, character-driven women’s suspense/thrillers, such as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Mary Kubica
  • Southern fiction, such as Elaine Hussey
  • Nonfiction, particularly memoir, true crime, and select health and self-help books (such as professional/career development)
Rosie Jonker with Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
Rosie JonkersRosie is interested in representing:
  • In thrillers, I look for strongly written female leads who don't fall prey to cliché. I want genuinely spine-tingling, keep-you-up-all-night books with well-crafted plots. I love anything with a Southern Gothic flavor, and anything with a strong sense of place. 
  • In women's fiction, I look for nuanced portrayals of female friendship and family dynamics. I particularly want to see books about women whose stories haven't been told yet, including thoughtful treatments of characters with marginalized identities. 
  • Finally, I'd love to see nonfiction that focuses on odd or obscure subcultures, or on untold stories from history.
Win a lunch with one of these agents by entering our writing contest!
On the registration page you have the opportunity to opt into the writing contest for $25.  Just send in the first 10 pages of your manuscript for your chance to have a free lunch with an agent!

Attend WTWA for a life-changing, career-changing experience and a join a tribe who believes in your ability to succeed!

Registration is open!


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