Call for Proposals

hyatt-palm-springs-meetingBlack Writers Events invites you to contribute your ideas, experience, and expertise at our 2016 retreat. While proposals on all topics will be considered, we are specifically seeking sessions on Profitable Freelancing and Tech Topics for Writers to be presented to attendees. Profitable Freelancing should focus on proven techniques for generating sustainable income through freelance writing business(es). Tech Topics should address online marketing, creating a website and blog, social networking, electronic publishing, and related topics. For more information, download the RFP in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Agent Pitch Session Appointments Now Available

Greetings writers,

Scheduling has begun for the pitch sessions with literary agents Dawn Michelle Hardy and Janell Walden Agyeman. These one-on-one sessions will only be available to individuals registered for the full conference. Appointments are limited and must be scheduled in advance.

The sessions will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 and scheduling will be on a first come, first served basis. Once the time slots have been filled, additional interested participants will be placed on a waiting list, in the event of a cancellation.

Ms. Hardy is looking to acquire non-fiction, pop-culture, women’s fiction and empowerment titles.

Ms. Agyeman is seeking young adult / middle-grade fiction and adult non-fiction.

To learn more about them, please see

If you have a completed manuscript and are ready to schedule, or would like additional information, contact veronica (@)

Veronica Fields Johnson
BWRC 2012 Pitch Session Coordinator


#BWRC2012 Twitter Contest

Tweet your way to the BWRC!

Write a short tweet and win a ticket to Black Writers Reunion & Conference 2012.

This summer we will again run our Twitter contest, offering even greater prizes to tweeters.

Our last Twitter contest invited the most creative tweets about the conference. This year, tweet using our #BWRC2012 hashtag on either or both topics below:

  • Why you want to attend BWRC
  • Why you want to attend a particular BWRC workshop

The winning tweets will receive free admission to a favorite session (local residents only) or one day of tickets to all workshops (open to all). Nominees will be selected by a team of judges, and then prize winners will be selected by poll via the website.

Enter as many times as you wish. Every tweet counts.

The contest starts May 21 and ends August 21! Nominees will be announced in early August.

Have fun! And good luck!