Congratulations to 2013 Backspace Writers Conference attendee Bridget Baker, who signed with Carrie Petritto of The Prospect Agency as a result of their one-on-one meeting at the conference!

Backspace co-founders Karen Dionne and Christopher Graham would like everyone to know that the 2013 Backspace Writers Conference May 23-25 in New York City was our last. 

It’s been a wonderful run, and we’re sorry to see the New York City conferences come to an end, but organizing the Backspace conferences for the past 9 years has had a significant impact on Karen and Chris’ writing careers.  First and foremost, Backspace’s co-founders are writers, and after almost a decade of putting their writing on hold, it’s time for them to get some serious work done!


2013 Backspace Writers Conference Wrap-up!

Because a picture(s) really is worth a thousand words . . .


Did you know?

Did you know that in addition to our real-world conferences, Backspace is also a vibrant, online writers community?

If you’ve been looking for a large, diverse group of talented writers who talk about writing and the challenges and successes involved in getting published in a private, unGoogleable corner of the Internet, this is it.

  • Over 2,100 members in a dozen countries.
  • One-third of the membership is agented and/or published.
  • Nearly 200 members log into the discussion forums every day.

To learn how to join, CLICK HERE.

“(Backspace is) an incredible online writers community THAT YOU SHOULD JOIN IMMEDIATELY! GO! NOW!” – Colleen Lindsay, formerly of FinePrint Literary Management

“Backspace is my favorite.” – Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management


Write to Backspace Administrators Karen Dionne or Christopher Graham. You may also telephone Chris at 732-267-6449