on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
October offers writers a bumper crop of writing conferences. There are no fewer than 38 conferences, retreats, expositions, and fairs this month, spanning the country. Genre-specific conferences include romance, science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature, poetry, mystery, thrillers, horror and more. There is something for everyone!
I can’t recommend attending a conference enough. There is nothing like making personal contacts with agents, editors, and writers to advance your career as a writer.