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 

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Register at the Conference!
Come to the Registration Desk in the Author Hall!

There are still Pitch Sessions and Master Class spots open!
To register for the 2018 Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention, please 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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Writer’s Conference Rates

SLWG Member $215

Students / Affiliated Organizations $235

Regular Registration $255


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. 

These Rates Rose on May 1, 2018!

Included with Writer's Conference Registration

  • Access to all Writer’s Conference Events – 29* workshops and writers’ panels, First Page Reading, Write Pack Radio Podcast Recording, 5+5 Critique Group Open Mic, and more...
  • Two pitch sessions with the literary agent, editor, or publisher of your choice Pitch Sessions – One in person pitch session, and one remote pitch session (more pitch sessions may be made available)
  • Gala Luncheon on Saturday with Keynote Speaker
  • Invitation to all the Networking Events – Genre Talk,
  • 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.
  • Plus, full Access to the Book Fair, book signings, and reader panels. Invitation to the Book Party, Documentary Film Premiere and Genre Talk Cocktail Party.
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Master Classes

These 2 hour sessions allow for intensive instruction into a single topic. They are taught by industry professional and will take place at various times during the conference. 

Attendees are limited to 10-20 people. 

Master Classes are an additional $50 per class.
Save $10 if you stay in the hotel!

Master Classes 2018

On Friday, June 15, 2-4pm

Amherst Writers and Artists Workshop presented by Kathleen Kayembe

Marketing Plans for Authors presented by Nicole Evelina

On Sunday, June 17, 10am-Noon

Atmosphere Creating Atmosphere: Writing's Emotional Cornerstone

presented by Sarah Jude

Pathways to Publishing 101 by Meghan Pinson

The 8-Minute Super Self-Edit presented by Catherine Rankovic

Screenwriting Basics: Film & TV presented by Heather E. Ash

Manuscript Consultations

New For 2018!

Hand over the first ten pages of your current manuscript before the conference and then have a 30 minute consultation with an editor at the conference. A discussion of the work and the book as a whole.
There are a limited number of slots, and they will be offered to those who have registered for the conference.

Manuscript Consultations are an additional $30
Payment will be arranged through SLWG, there is not an option in Eventbrite.
Scroll down for even more perks for those who stay at the hotel!
Hotel Room Rates and VIP Package

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
  • The Scribe 2015 – A print copy of the end of the year collection for St. Louis Writer’s Guild’s Literary Magazine
  • 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 
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

(includes free parking)


Start date: 6/14/18, End date: 6/17/18

Last day to book: 6/8/18


Marriott hotels special group rate:

$112.00 USD  per night

Having trouble booking your room?
We want to know... please email SLWG
at President @ stlwritersguild(.)org

You can call to make reservations but be certain to mention Gateway Con to get the conference rate!
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel (314) 429-1100
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Gateway to Publishing Conference & Convention 
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