If you’re a writer seeking publication, living close to Denver, it’s a must. Likewise, another writer who lives a few clips out, but has wanted to visit the Mile High City now has a solid reason to justify the trip. The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference September 7th. Register at http://www.rmfw.org/
Believe me, we’ll have a robust turnout. But I can’t stress enough to someone who might just now be jumping into the publishing race how the Gold Conference will be your best first step. The key reasons are bang-for-the-buck and a fast sense of belonging.
In a posting from last year, I touted its bargain price that’s virtually unbeaten by rival conferences, big six publication success stories (we got some good ones), jaw-dropping guests, all the fun we have, and more. Feel free to check it out.
But this time around, having signed with an agent, I want to stress how outstanding the Gold Conference was in terms of networking.
The contacts I’ve made simply would not have happened by just sitting at home and sending queries.
I have author friends—some hugely successful, some still finding their victories—who believed in me, recommended me, opened doors. They know who they are and that I am eternally grateful. Where did I meet them?
You guessed it.
Sure, I’ve roved to a few other conferences. There are definitely some good ones out there. However, I will assert from the rooftops that they aren’t as low-cost and down home as the Gold. It’s this simple. As soon as you stroll in the lobby, you got people to chat with. If I don’t beat you to the greeting, find me and introduce yourself. I’ll give you any and every tip I can think of to get you pointed the right way. I’m hard to miss. Red nose, furry face, loud baritone. But I’ll also be in the Novel Idea Follies (explained in the posting from last year) should you not happen into me elsewhere.
Dave Jackson is the Publicity Chair for RMFW and an urban fantasy and YA western/steampunk author represented by the Belcastro Agency. And a goofball.