Sponsors & Exhibitors

Many thanks to the generous organizations that help make the Writer's Digest Conference West possible.  Be sure to check out our sponsors' and exhibitors' websites and talk with them in person at the conference to find out what products and services they might provide to help with your own writing career.

For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the Writer's Digest Conference West, please contact Jill Ruesch at jill.ruesch@fwmedia.com or call at 1-800-894-465x13223.


As the largest and most comprehensive continuing education writing program worldwide, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program offers 475 annual open-enrollment courses onsite and online in novel writing, short fiction, personal essay, memoir, poetry, playwriting, writing for the youth market, publishing, feature film writing, and television writing. Courses are designed to accommodate individual writing needs, ambitions, and lifestyles.

BookBaby is self publishing made easy. Our mission is to provide authors and publishers all of the services they need to bring their books to the marketplace quickly and hassle-free. Many of our team members are authors themselves, and together we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality services and products at the most author-friendly prices.

Wattpad is the world's largest community of readers and writers -- a free and fun way to read and write online and across every mobile device. With thousands of users and over five million stories, Wattpad has something for everyone: mystery, romance, sci-fi, poetry, fan fiction, and more! 
ASJA - American Society of Journalists and Authors
ASJA is the only professional association focused on independent nonfiction writers. Members share expertise, ideas, opportunities, and inside information critical to success in a constantly changing environment. Through services such as a member-to-member rights and fees database, contracts and grievance guidance, and diverse educational programs, ASJA membership gives writers the confidence and connections to prosper.
Abbott Press

At Abbott Press, a division of Writer's Digest, we help writers get their books published. You can rely on our expert book marketing and self-publishing services to help create the book that you envision. Whether you are publishing your book to begin your author career, or if you are looking for more marketing options and control as author, we can help you reach your goals.

The most powerful suite of writing tools ever assembled in one program.
Storyist Software

Storyist is a powerful writing environment for Mac and iPad. Designed specifically for screenwriters and novelists, it provides a script-aware word processor, an index card system, and a project manager that syncs seamlessly with Dropbox.
The New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy was founded on the philosophy that "learning by doing" combined with best industry practices is more valuable than years of theoretical study for filmmakers and actors. This educational model allows students to achieve more in less time than at all other film or acting schools in the world.
Final Draft

For over 20 years, Final Draft, Inc. has published Final Draft® software – the number-one selling scriptwriting application in the world. Our other offerings for writers include the Big Break screenwriting contest, the Insider View webinar series, ScriptXpert coverage services, and the Final Draft Writer and Reader mobile apps. To learn more visit www.finaldraft.com.
Write Brothers

Movie Magic Screenwriter, Dramatica Story Expert, Dramatica Pro, Outline 4D and Word Menu, are all products made by Write Brothers software. Since 1982, Write Brothers Inc. (formerly called Screenplay Systems) has been a world leader in film and television screenwriting and production software. We are the only company with software for all phases of writing: creativity, brainstorming, outlining, and formatting. Our top-selling Dramatica, Word Menu, and Outline 4D writing programs are used by leading novelists, fiction writers, screenwriters, and playwrights. We are the first and the only creative team ever to receive an Academy Technical Achievement Award for screenwriting software.
EBooks2go, Inc

ebooks2go makes online publishing easy and affordable for independent authors

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society™ is a non-profit that supports educational Special Speaker Events, Genre-specific Critique Groups, and platforms at Book Fairs for writers of all disciplines to meet and improve their knowledge of the craft and business of writing.