Indie Publishing Conferences

This page lists upcoming indie publishing/self-publishing events. Most, but not all, of the events shown here are for general audiences rather than specific genres. I’ll add a quote about the event from the event webpage, when available.This list is not intended to promote events that are focused on meeting agents or editors, so if an event listed here does offer pitch sessions, it must also have significant content for independent authors.

The beautiful books on the right are produced by an author, indie publisher, or small traditional publisher. Some links on this page are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 

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April 29-May 1, 2022: Writefest, ONLINE

“Workshops led by top-notch local and national writers and editors. A choice of workshops focusing on different genres.” “Panels & presentations on a variety of topics, including cross-genre literature, diversity, publishing, new experimental forms, and more! Genre-specific roundtable discussions.”

May 26-29, 2022: Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Retreat, Colorado Springs, CO

Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Immersed in this tranquil environment, authors are encouraged to come and work, network with other authors, join a critique group, and gather valuable knowledge from others in the industry. Lodging and meals are included in the price of the retreat. Registration will open February 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM MST. Rooms sell out fast and reservations are first come first accepted.”

June TBA, 2022: DFWCon, TBA


September 8-11, 2022: ACFW Annual Conference, ST Louis, MO

“Each year, hundreds of veteran authors and those just learning the craft of Christian fiction gather in a setting like this to hear skilled instructors, inspiring keynoters…to gain from the insights of industry professionals…to interact with other writers…and to present their ideas to agents and editors looking for stories like theirs, or to mentors who can help them move forward in their writing career.”