Author conferences & events: 2021 - Authors A.I.

By J.D. Lasica and Eric Kettunen, Authors A.I.
Feb. 26, 2021

If 2020 was the toughest of years for all of us, 2021 looks to be the year in which conference-going begins to rebound.

Conference organizers are making the hard choice of deciding whether to go all-virtual events this year, to make a strategic bet that in-person events will be doable, or to skip 2021 altogether, as the folks who run BookExpo in New York decided to do.

Personally, we’re eager to see fellow authors begin to gather in real life again so we can collaborate, compare notes and improve our craft. Oh, yes, and to socialize.

So whether you’re ready to venture out or not, here’s a calendar to help you fill up your 2021 dance card. Feel free to print out or share this calendar of conferences geared to both indie and traditional authors.

Here is Authors A.I.’s annual SuperGuide to author conferences and events in 2021. Have others to add? Let us know in the comments!

SuperGuide to author conferences in 2021

Events for independent and traditionally published authors

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* Indicates highly recommended conferences for self-published authors.


Image at top by marc thiele (CC BY NC ND)

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