Get individual feedback from 4 literary agents on your submission materials! All workshops limited to 10 students. Registration for any workshop includes free one-year subscription to the Backspace discussion forums.

February 8 – 12 | Middle Grade / Young Adult – OPEN!
Instructors: Evan Gregory, Danielle Burby, TBA, TBA

March 7 – 11 | Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy – OPEN!
Instructors: Peter Knapp, Evan Gregory, Sandy Lu, TBA

April 4 – 8 | Commercial Fiction & Historical Fiction – OPEN!
Instructors: Emily Sylvan Kim, Jill Marr, Danielle Burby, TBA

May 9 – 13 | Middle Grade / Young Adult – OPEN!
Instructors: Louise Fury, Katie Grimm, Susan Hawk, Molly Jaffa

June 13 – 17 | Women’s Fiction / Romance – Coming soon!
Instructors: TBA

Questions? Contact conference organizers Christopher Graham or Karen Dionne at You may also telephone Chris at 732-267-6449.

“What a great experience I had at the backspace conference last week. It was wonderful getting direct feedback about my work from professionals. And the online format helped me squeeze it into my schedule easily. I plan to take more in the future!” — Kim Teeple, workshop student

“I think this is a wonderful conference. I love getting to focus on narrative. So many conferences are very pitch-based, which is pretty useless for both writers and agents, in my opinion. (And exhausting!) This way we have the chance to articulate what we’re looking for and writers have the chance to learn! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it!” — Danielle Burby, Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency