THE ONLINE BACKSPACE WRITERS CONFERENCE CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR PUBLISHING GOALS

Attend the online version of Backspace's renowned query letter and opening 2 pages workshops and get agent feedback on your submission materials!

Each week-long conference session includes:

  • a query letter workshop with 6-10 students and 2 literary agents
  • an opening 2 pages workshop with the same 6-10 students and 2 different literary agents
  • a 2-day interactive panel discussion and Q&A with all 4 agents
  • full access to the Backspace Writers Conference video archives
  • a PDF copy of The Science of Rejection Letters: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analyze Rejection Letters in Order to Improve Your Writing & Get Published by Jeff Kleinman

IN ADDITION, the first person who registers for each week-long session will receive a paperback copy of Donald Maass' Writing the Breakout Novel!

Connect with your fellow writers as you learn from and network with the best and the brightest in the publishing world!

Register for one week or several! Select the sessions that best fit your book and schedule! The ONLINE Backspace Writers Conference NEVER ends!

CLICK HERE for a list of instructors and workshop schedule.

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Conference Success!

CONGRATULATIONS to Heather Webb, who attended the May 2012 Backspace Writers Conference, where she met and signed with Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management. Heather's debut historical BECOMING JOSEPHINE, following the transformation of Rose de Beauharnais from Creole socialite to the neglected Parisian wife who survived prison during the French Revolution and emerged at the pinnacle of French power as Empress Josephine Bonaparte, sold to Plume and published December 2013.



CONGRATULATIONS to Derek Sherman, who attended the 2011 Backspace Writers Conference, where he met his agent, Rachel Vogel of the Mary Evans Literary Agency. Derek's novel, RACE ACROSS THE SKY, about two brothers -- one an ultramarathoner living in a cult-like running community and the other working in biotech in Silicon Valley -- who must come together after years of estrangement to save a child with a genetic lung defect that will most surely kill her unless a cure is found, sold to Denise Roy at Plume and published July 2013.



CONGRATULATIONS to Raymond K. Wong, who attended the November 2011 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar. As a result, Raymond signed with Sandy Lu of the L. Perkins Agency.

CONGRATULATIONS also to Cecy Robson, who attended the Backspace Agent-Author Seminar in 2011, where she met and signed with Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency. Cecy’s sexy urban fantasy series, WEIRD GIRLS, in which four sisters embrace their ‘curse’ to protect the Tahoe region and unsuspecting humans from dark supernatural forces, sold to Jhanteigh Kupihea at Signet Eclipse in a three-book deal for publication in early 2013.