About August Agency

All writers need people who believe in them and nurture them.  We feel conferences are the best place to make those connections face-to-face.  As one writer enthusiastically replied when asked how he liked his first writers conference, "I found my people!"  

We accept as many invitations as we possibly can to attend conferences so we can give back to the writing community - giving talks, teaching workshops, and listening to pitches in one-on-ones.  We meet amazing people, but also, we've met nearly 80% of our clients at a writers conference.










Browse through listings of hundreds of writers conferences and workshops of all sizes and types across the U.S., Canada, and even overseas:
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SCRIBES: A bestselling writing documentary by filmmaker Rusty Nixon, director of "Candiland," a film based on a novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and starring Gary Busey.

Filmed at The Surrey International Writers Conference, "Scribes" gives you the inside scoop on what it takes to break into publishing and become a professional writer. It features writers conference workshops, keynote speeches, and one-on-one interviews with powerhouse agents and editors, producers, and publishers, as well as some of today's bestselling authors, including: Terry Brooks, Elizabeth Engstrom, Diana Gabaldon, Anne Perry, John Saul, Michael Slade, Jack Whyte, and more, including our own Cricket. It's a humorous, honest, and sometimes painful look at the writing industry. 

Rusty has graciously made "Scribes," the first DVD selected for WD's Book-of-the-Month Club, available for you. Sit back, relax, and learn. Watch it below.
literary agents since 2001
Cricket outlines the finer points of book structure
Cricket in a Panel Discussion with NYT bestselling authors, Elizabeth George & Anne Perry
Cricket discussing a writer's book in a One-on-One
Cricket drives home a point in a workshop
Author & Actress Meg Tilly cracks Cricket up

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