WriteNow! Annual 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

Over the past few years, WriteNow! has changed to accommodate new challenges. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, WriteNow! was hosted virtually, allowing members and non-members across the country to attend.

For 2023, we want a virtual option and may remain all virtual plus an in-person social event (as we did in 2022). We’ll know more by March or April, so set aside September 22-23, 2023, to join us.

Day One, our pre-conference program, is priced separately from Day Two.

Friday 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, we again expect to have an in-person social event and are exploring ways to include a virtual component. More to come!

Day Two is our main event: one price for an entire day to help you Craft + Publish + Market.

Listen and learn from publishers, agents, authors, and/or others who offer insights into writing, publishing, and marketing in today’s ever-changing publishing landscape.

WriteNOW! Pricing

Pricing for WriteNOW! 2023 events will be on our registration page after final decisions on the program venue and format are completed. Day One events vary by format. Day Two is a single price for all sessions. Desert Sleuths members receive a discounted price to Day 2 registration.

Did you miss WriteNow! 2022?

WriteNOW! 2022 was presented via Crowdcast (Day Two only) and is still available for viewing. If you didn’t register before, you can do so below and catch the entire day’s presentations. Or, if you attended and want to watch it again, simply log back into Crowdcast, sign in, and your “joined events” should include Desert Sleuths WriteNow! 2022 Conference.


Register for WriteNow! 2022

Want to learn more about writing conferences? Check out Kindlepreneur’s article How to Get the Most out of a Writer’s Conference for more info on this and other writing conferences.