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From the writer's desk to the bookstore shelf

Slice Literary’s fifth annual writers' conference will take place on September 12 and 13 in downtown Brooklyn. Our panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, poetry, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer's career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer's professional journey. We invite leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book (and what writers can do to help them get there).

Panels are now posted!

Where: St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY

When: 10am – 5:00pm, September 12 + 13, 2015

Who: Click here for the list of stellar agents, editors, authors, and publishing professions who took part in the conference last year.


  • Panels -- Standard enrollment includes access to panels throughout the weekend. Click here to view the panel schedule.
  • One-on-One Agent Meetings -- Conference attendees have the opportunity to sign up for individual meetings with literary agents. We offer three different meeting levels, each one suited for writers at different stages of their project. Schedules, pricing, and applications can be found here
  • Query Letter Boot Camp -- Join literary agent Kate McKean for a 90-minute workshop that will (kindly) kick your query letter into shape. Attendees receive written line edits on their query letter and several will be workshopped in class. Click here for details and applications.

Early Bird Registration: Standard rates are $350 to attend panels on both days; $250 for one day (students receive a $50 discount). Enroll before April 30 and receive $50 off enrollment. Attend two days for $300 or one day for $200.  Students and Early Birds attend at the same rate.

Bridging the Gap Competition: Conference attendees are also invited to submit their work to our Bridging the Gap competition, where agents and editors will pick one fiction and one nonfiction winner to be announced at the conference. Full details and submission guidelines can be found here

Student Scholarships: A limited number of conference scholarships are available to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please apply to the conference using our 2015 Student Application, located hereScholarship applications are due by June 15. Visit the student application for full details.

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