Looking for a great shower-optional writing conference to enjoy from the comforts of home in cozy pajamas with fuzzy socks, a moisturizing face mask, and a bottle of the finest Aldi wine?

Yeah, me, too.

And I’m still bummed about missing The Writing Gals yearly conference, so I decided to put together this list of virtual conferences for authors that will be updated often!

This list is not yet complete but I’m posting anyway with lots of SEO in hopes other writers will find out about the awesome October conferences in time! Please share other virtual conferences you know of in the comments below!


Write Anyway Summit

Theme: Learn to write in the face of every obstacle. (Yes, please!!)

Date: October 16-19, 2023

Cost: Free with optional upgrade all access pass for $197.00, (or a discounted $97.00 if you purchase after registering for event.)

Attend presentations from our lineup of 30+ speakers with trainings on the biggest obstacles facing writers today such as day jobs, caregiving, neurodivergence, anxiety and plain old fear. Your free ticket includes 24-hour access to each presentation during the week of the summit.

Private Summit Community: You’ll also have access to our private community of writers and authors like you who are already hanging out and working on writing their books and building their audiences. This is where you’ll be able to connect with the speakers and other attendees before and during the event.

Chances to Win: You’ll also have a chance to win prizes by showing up and participating throughout the summit. Be sure to keep an eye out for your BINGO card and come hang out with us in the community for chances to win prizes including books and courses on writing and marketing. 

Self-Publishing Advice Conference, aka SelfPubCon

Theme: Success Mindset for Indie Authors

Date: October 21-22, 2023

Cost: Free for three days, then $199.00 for a six-month all-access pass, or $499.00 for a lifetime pass.

The Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon) is an online author conference. It runs free of charge, once a year, in association with the Alliance of Independent Authors and attracts the cream of self-publishing experts and advisors as speakers and sponsors. #SelfPubCon offers 24 sessions over 24 hours of excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations, so you can watch the conference unfold live, from wherever you are in the world. Presentations, interviews, panel sessions, debates and more.

Join in the chat on Twitter at #selfpubcon22 to connect directly with our experts and ask them your self-publishing questions. Enter the great competitions and giveaways. 


The Writing Gals Online Conference

Date: TBD, was October 4-7th in 2023

Cost: TBD, was $199.00 in 2023

Watch over 50 classes focusing on indie publishing and selling books. Learn from industry professionals, NYT’s and USA Today bestsellers, and six and seven-figure authors! Come to Live Panels, Q&A Sessions, Writing Sprints, and More!


Date: TBD, was February in 2024

Cost: TBD for 2024, but you can watch previous events for only $18.00!

WriteOnCon is a virtual kidlit writers conference, dedicated to making quality industry, craft, and writing life content accessible and affordable to a broad audience of writers and illustrators.

WriteOnCon is about empowering people from all places and backgrounds to tell their stories. WriteOnCon provides the tools and an opportunity to learn from agents, editors, and published authors and illustrators.

The Self Publishing Show Live Event 2024

Date: June 25 – 26, 2024

Cost: TBD, (was £199 in 2023.)

That’s right – SPF has its very own conference! Set across two packed days on London’s Southbank, attending authors can expect to hear from and meet Bella Andre, (2023) Amazon KDP, every winner of the Kindle Storyteller award and much, much more. Tickets include access to the Self Publishing Party on the first night of the conference and our Virtual Conference – another two days of digital content released a month or so after the event (plus professionally filmed replays of the live sessions). If you can only attend one event this year, make sure it’s this one…

Author Advantage Live

Date: August 1-3, 2024

Cost: $47.00 for General Admission and $597.00 for VIP

Author Advantage Live is quickly becoming one of the must-attend writers conferences… and we’re pulling out all the stops.

At AAL, you’ll be virtually collaborating with some of the top selfpublishing.com coaches, team members, and your fellow authors and community members so that you can see what it actually takes to write and publish a bestselling book, build a six and seven figure business, and create a platform that allows you to scale your income, influence, and impact.

Get feedback, support, and encouragement for your book and business ideas during our Author VIP night and mastermind breakouts…

Immerse yourself into the mindset of what it actually takes to grow a six figure online business…

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