Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention 
June 16-18, 2017 
Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO 
Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention 
June 16-18, 2017 
Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention 
June 16-18, 2017 
Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO 

Gateway to Publishing 

Conference and Convention

June 15-17, 2018

Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO 

To register for the 2017 Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention, please fill out the form below. and then follow the link to Eventbrite and complete the registration process. The rates for Gateway Con are explained below, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to this exciting event, and can’t wait for you to join us. 
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Included with Registration

- Attendance at the Writer’s Conference includes access to all the workshops and writers’ panels. 
- Dinner on Saturday night, and access to all the networking events. 
- Two pitch sessions with the literary agent, editor, or publisher of your choice (so long as spaces are available). 
- For attendees with books, a limited number can be sold at the Book Fair by SLWG Volunteers. 
- St. Louis Writers Guild takes no fee or percentage of each transaction, it is a benefit of attending the conference. 
- Any powerpoints, videos, or recordings of the workshops will be made available after the conference. 

Writer’s Conference Rates

SLWG Member $210

Early Bird Registration / Students / Affiliated Organizations $230

Regular Registration (Begins Jan 1, 2017) $250 *


Gateway Con Masterclass $50 per class


*Note we are finalizing all the Master Classes and Pitch Sessions now. They will be on a first come first serve basis and those who register now will be contacted by organizers for their choices. 
Hotel Room Rates and Reservations

Book at least TWO nights at the Renaissance Hotel during Gateway Con and receive…

  • Exclusive Access to the Gateway Con Write-In events – Special writing times and gatherings with Kathleen Kayembe. Plus, a discount on her Master Class.
  • Full Access to the Book Fair, book signings, and reader panels. Plus, an invitation to the Documentary Film Premiere and Genre Talk Cocktail Party on Friday night
  • Invitation to Lunch with the speakers and volunteers Saturday afternoon
  • The Scribe 2015 – A print copy of the end of the year collection for St. Louis Writer’s Guild’s Literary Magazine
  • Entered into the Grand Prize Raffle – One entry for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a free registration to Gateway Con 2018’s writers conference or Author Hall. Plus, one free raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win one of the other prizes
  • Free Wifi and Free Parking
  • A Reserved Seat at the Gala Dinner. A ticket to the reserved tables for honored guests and speakers is available for an additional fee.
To register for the 
Writers Conference at 
Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention 
click the button below and it will take you to Eventbrite. 
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Things to do at Gateway Con.
          Master Classes, Gala Dinner, and more... 
Want to take a master class or come to the gala dinner on Saturday night? Here, you can sign up for events at Gateway Con individually. Master Classes are in-depth workshops held by industry professionals. Join us for the Gala Dinner and listen to SLWG President David Lucas, and Keynote Speaker Angie Fox. Plus, enjoy the wonderful food from the chefs at the Renaissance Hotel. Enjoy the stunning views from the Ballroom, and hang out with your fellow writers. It will be a night to remember... 

There will be raffles too - giveaways every hour, plus grand prizes like registration to next year's writer's conference, a table in next year's Author Hall, St. Louis Cardinal Tickets, Tickets to the St. Louis Symphony, and more... 
Master Classes 
Query Letter Critique with literary agent Kathleen Ortiz, 
Saturday, June 16, 2-4pm 

Writing 3-D Characters with literary agent Margaret Bail, 
Sunday, June 18, 10-12pm 

Query Letter Critique with literary Agent Justin Wells, 
Sunday, June 18, 10-12pm 

How to Format and Publish Your E-Book with Jennifer Geist, 
Sunday, June 18, 10-12pm 

TBA with Kathleen Kayembe, 
Friday, June 18, 2-4pm

More descriptions are on the conference registration page... 
Please let us know which Master Class 
by emailing president (@) stlwritersguild (dot) org

Master Classes are $50 per class.