Gateway Con!
Presented by
St. Louis Writers Guild

Affiliated Organizations

Main Street Books

St. Louis Publishers Association 

St. Louis Press Club

Missouri Romance Writers of America

Sisters in Crime
Greater St. Louis Chapter

Saturday Writers

Midwest Mystery Writers of America

Hannibal Writers Guild

More to come...

Keep up to date and follow live tweets from
on Twitter

Sign up for
Here's News!
SLWG's Monthly Newsletter
Get Gateway Con 
and SLWG Stuff!

T-shirts, mugs, travel mugs, journals, scarfs, and so much more... 


Gateway to Publishing

Conference and Convention!

St. Louis Writers Guild's annual writers conference. The weekend long event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel and feature multiple workshop tracks for writers, a book fair, and events for readers.


Writing Workshops
Pitch Sessions
Remote Pitch Sessions
Practice Pitch Workshop
First Page Reading
Ask the Experts
5+5 Workshop
Writer Panels
Networking Events
Your Books on Display
Meet Industry Professionals

add a
Master Class
Editing Consultation

A Writer's Conference to take the next step on the
Road to Publishing

Meet Amazing Authors
Signings at the Book Party!
Young Writer Workshops
Author Panels
Readings from the Hall
Writer Service Companies
Main Street Books!!!
A Hall of Authors
Free to Attend

Connect with your Favorite Author or Genre, and Discover New Books to Explore

Support Gateway Con
Ads in the Program
Gateway Con Scholarships
Sponsor an Event

Connect with Readers,
or Find Your Next Client
at this Conference of Writers, Authors, and Industry Professionals

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

  • Invitation to the Gala Luncheon on Saturday afternoon (Can be used by a spouse/assistant if already registered. No need for a second ticket.)
  • Drink ticket for the Book Party on Friday Night
  • Raffle Tickets – One Grand Prize Raffle Ticket and one regular raffle ticket.
  • Free Wifi and Free Parking
  • Discount on the Master Classes at Gateway Con (save $10)
  • Writing desk in the room, and a private getaway at a luxury hotel.
  • Access to the pool and other hotel amenities 
Have a question about Gateway Con or St. Louis Writers Guild please
contact us at info (at) stlwritersguild (dot) org

Would you like to be a Volunteer at Gateway Con please
contact us at president (at) stlwritersguild (dot) org

2018 Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention
Thank you to the advertisers at the
2018 Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention
Thank you to those who advertised within the Gateway Con 2017 Program