Alaska Writers Guild 
  Supporting Alaska's Writers




Annual Writers Conferences

The Alaska Writers Guild conferences features nationally acclaimed editors, agents, and authors, as well as local authors and illustrators.  In the past we have also held a children's literature track in conjunction with The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. This two-day conference brings writing industry professionals straight to you, ready to share their knowledge of how to write well and get published.



We also host a variety of optional interactive 3-hour workshops, which offer a more in-depth experience with faculty on a specific subject. Bring your manuscript and be ready to write!


Many of our conference faculty also offer manuscript reviews for the first 10 pages of your manuscript, including an optional query letter or synopsis. Critiques are then presented in a face-to-face format during the conference. Manuscript Critique participants are automatically entered into the "Most Promising Manuscript" contest. Each reviewing agent, editor, or author, will nominate the manuscript(s) they feel are most promising. Nominees will be announced during the Saturday Evening Awards Reception. Awards such as these not only feel great and validate all those hours spent writing, they also look great on your query letter.



Tours of local publishing & printing houses, Meet n Greets with faculty speakers and local authors, and special hotel rates, silent & art auctions, and conference scholarships are also available.



For more information on our annual writers conference, email the conference chairman Brooke Hartman at

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