Due to the pandemic this year, we've canceled the in-person ThrillerFest Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority.
But we have fantastic news! We are offering a virtual conference so our attendees can remain safe in the comfort of their homes yet still participate in the learning and camaraderie that is the hallmark of the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers. No travel, no hotel stay, but an even more extensive array of bestselling ITW authors who can help you polish your thrillers and top drawer New York agents and editors to whom you can pitch—along with attractive prices!
Check out the incredible events ThrillerFest is offering and REGISTER NOW!
We are pairing up some of the best thriller writers in the world to discuss the CRAFT of writing in BRAND NEW VIDEOS. There will be over 60 conversations featuring over 120 authors! You'll be able to access these dynamic videos in a private YouTube channel for at least six months. You’ll be able to watch these videos in the comfort of your own home, and even on your television (a smart TV and YouTube app are required). Learn from the best to hone your writing!
Master Class & CareerFest - Price: $399
Master Class will be held via Zoom (free download) with one instructor in a private Zoom room with up to 10 attendees. The traditional full-day class will instead be broken into two four-hour sessions. Eight instructors will teach, so there will be eight Zoom rooms running simultaneously. You'll need to submit a ten-page writing sample to participate in this session. More information will be sent once you register.
Pitching Sessions - Price: $50 per session (limit 7 sessions) We’re offering a unique concept where we will hold virtual Pitching Sessions. These sessions will be held via Zoom (free download) in a private Zoom room with one attendee (you) and one agent/editor. A tech host will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly. We want to create an intimate experience, the best we can do for a face-to-face meeting under the circumstances. The benefits of this style of pitching? No standing in line as with the in-person event!
You can purchase up to seven pitching appointments and specify your top three choices from the list of available agents. We'll do our very best to match your requests, but there are NO GUARANTEES!
Consulting Sessions - Price: $75 per session (limit 5 sessions)
We’re also offering a unique opportunity for Consulting Sessions. These sessions will be held via Zoom (free download) in a private Zoom room with one attendee (you) and one agent/editor. We're trying to recreate an intimate face-to-face meeting the best way we can under the circumstances.
These consulting sessions are ideal for writers who are not yet ready to “pitch” a completed manuscript, but would like to discuss their synopsis, their query letters, and writing samples for 10-15 minutes with agents and editors. Our experts will provide helpful feedback and advice, and answer questions. But no pitching, please.
You can purchase up to five consulting appointments and specify your top three choices from the list of available consultants. We'll do our very best to match you to some of your top choices, but there are NO GUARANTEES!
FREE Debut Author Presentations
Debut authors will provide videos about themselves, with Steve Berry hosting, recorded and available on the International Thriller Writers Facebook page.
FREE ITW Author Videos
Our talented ITW authors are creating 15-20 minute videos with helpful content for aspiring writers and fans of thrillers. Please tune in and learn from our brilliant authors. These videos will be available on the International Thriller Writers Facebook page.
FREE Thriller Awards Presentation
All Thriller Awards will be presented in a recorded session, with special guests and music by Daniel Palmer and Brad Parks, available on the International Thriller Writers Facebook page.