, agents from New York, Los Angeles and the Bay Area will first introduce themselves, then sit at tables.Attendees who have signed up for Speed Dating will have a blue, green, yellow, or red dot on their badge.We have added an extra hour to this year’s Speed Dating, split between the same number of attendees, resulting in shorter lines so you can see more agents.

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If you need to cancel you may be eligible for a refund or event rain check, based on our cancellation policy, provided you contact us before the event day.

Upon successful registration we will email you a confirmation with the event details.

For questions about the Event email Karla, your Albany NY Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator or to register by phone call 518-618-3252.

We do ask that you please keep the level of your conversation down so the agents can hear the pitches! Do your homework and know which agents you will want to meet.

You don’t have to wait until Speed Dating to talk to him or her at lunch or in the hallway.

If they are wearing their name badge, you can introduce yourself and even do a mini-pitch!

(We post names and descriptions of the agents on the website and in the program.) We also offer the Ask A Pro session as part of our full conference program and at NO EXTRA CHARGE.

This session will bring our attendees face to face with many of the most talented and insightful editors, agents and other publishing “Pros” working locally in California and in the New York publishing world. If you are registering by mail or fax, be sure to mark it on your San Francisco Writers Conference registration form.

(It’s on Saturday afternoon in the Peacock Ballroom. IMPORTANT: You must be a registered conference attendee to sign up for The runner-up in the children’s category of the SFWC Writing Contest last year (Melissa Savage) will be introduced at the 2016 SFWC…

I sold her winning entry, LEMONS, in a 2-book, 0,000 deal to a Big Five publisher.

In order to ensure equal numbers of men and women at our events, everyone must register in advance.