Although I expect many of you are aware of the conference and its timing, hereís a link:
If you can afford the trip and the registration or if youíre lucky enough to be local, you should consider attending this conference if youíre serious about writing. Iíve been to a few and have made some valuable contacts. The main conference areas often include representatives from literary journals and university publishers, and you can specifically discuss your work, whatís likely to be published, etc. In fact, I recall some journals suggesting that they receive too many fiction manuscripts but non-fiction isnít nearly as competitive and offers publishing opportunities.