WriteNOW! Conference

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Craft + Publish + Market

WriteNOW! – Desert Sleuths annual two-day writers conference

Named the Best Writers Conference in Arizona (2020) by The Writer Magazine

Don’t need an intro? Skip to the 2022 conference page!

Over the past few years, WriteNow! has changed to accommodate new challenges. In 2020 and 2021, the conference was hosted virtually, allowing for members and non-members across the country to attend. In 2022, we are again virtual, with one exception: WriteNow! Networking Social. See the registration page for details and pricing.

Day One is our pre-conference program. First is our Virtual Pitch-Extravaganza. Aspiring writers meet one-on-one with a literary agent for PitchNOW! or a marketing specialist for MarketNOW! EditNow! is offered as an asynchronous  (conducted via email) opportunity to present a portion of your manuscript to an acquiring editor.

On the evening of Day One, WriteNOW! Networking Social offers local-area members and anyone wanting to explore membership to join us for appetizers and socializing. This is our first in-person event in two years!

PitchNOW!, MarketNOW!, EditNOW! and WriteNOW! Networking Social are priced separately from the main conference (Day Two) sessions. The Networking Social is free to members (with a cash bar).

Day Two presents publishers, agents, authors, and/or others who offer insights into publishing for all who are interested in learning more about how to Craft + Publish + Market.

WriteNOW! Pricing:

Pricing for WriteNOW! 2022 events is on our registration page but similar to 2021. Day One events vary by format. Day Two is a single price for all sessions. Desert Sleuths members receive a discounted price.


Details for WriteNOW! 2022 are on the registration page.


Register for Networking Social


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