The Backspace Writers Conference is featured in the March 2012 issue of The Writer Magazine!
CLICK HERE to read the full-page feature.
NEW! Agent one-on-ones
This year, in addition to our small-group workshops on Thursday, Backspace is offering pre-scheduled 10-minute one-on-one editorial critique sessions with select literary agents and editors on Friday, May 25.
Participating agents include: Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management), Janet Reid (FinePrint Literary Management), Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary Agency), Katharine Sands (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency), Josh Getzler (Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency), Carrie Pestritto (Prospect Agency), Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary Agency), Victoria Marini (Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents), Sarah Levitt (The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency)TBA
Not sure if Backspace's "No Pitch" format is right for you? Read:
Why Writers Conferences are Rethinking Pitch Sessions
"I love attending the Backspace conference as an agent, because they let us do the most effective workshops that you don't necessarily see at other conferences." -- Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency, about Backspace's small-group workshops.
Breakout Novel Workshop
Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo.
Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel -- one that rises out of obscurity and hits the best-seller lists.
Maass details the elements that all breakout novels share -- regardless of genre -- then shows you writing techniques that can make your own books stand out and succeed in a crowded marketplace.
For advanced fiction writers, or those who aspire to be!
"RUN sign up for the Donald Maass workshop. I took his workshop in May and it was, hands down, the BEST workshop on writing I have ever taken in 25 years! LOVED IT! - Stef Ann Holm
"If you never attend another writing workshop in your life, you definitely should attend this one." Helen Dowdell
"Chiming in to say: yes, his workshop really is THAT good. Seriously." - Keith Cronin
In their own words:
Read what Backspace Conference attendees have to say about their experience!
If You Want an Agent, You Need Backspace by Lori Dyan
What I Learned From the Two Pages Critiques at Backspace by Kourtney Heintz
What I Learned from the Query Critique At Backspace by Kourtney Heintz
Backspace Writers Conference - Totally worth it!!! by Annabelle R. Charbit
Falling Into Place – Or, What I Learned at the Backspace Writers Conference by Madeline Claire Franklin
A Writer's Banquet: The Backspace Conference by Sharen Ford
Epic Giant Conference Write-Up: Backspace Writers Conference by Riley
Read the stories of authors who met their agent at a Backspace event!
Meet the people who make our affordable conference prices possible!