Storymakers Conference May 3-5, 2018 Provo Utah

Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops
First Chapter Contest
Intensive Classes
Breakout Sessions
Conference Bookstore and Author Signing
Individual Agent Workshop Sessions
Agent/Editor Manuscript Consultations

Storymakers Conference

Details coming soon for the 2018 conference!

May 3-5, 2018

Provo, Utah

Thank you all for an amazing 2017 Storymakers Conference!! Please check the Facebook page for current information. We’ll slowly be adding more information over the summer. Announcements for 2018 special guests begin in September!

A message from Jolene Perry, 2018 Conference Chair:

There’s a sense of camaraderie at the Storymakers Conference that I don’t feel anywhere else. This conference is the first I attended, and the one I come back to again and again. After being involved with Storymakers for so many years, I’ve been fortunate enough to see mentees turn into mentors, pre-published authors turn into published authors, and new students turn into seasoned teachers. I’ve felt the support for people at all places on the journey. As Jennifer Nielsen said in her keynote address of 2017, “There’s room on the mountain for everyone.” And that is, and always will be, our goal. We will do our best to offer a wide range of classes, and a wide range of teachers and mentors with diverse backgrounds.
We are so fortunate to attract agents, editors, and talented instructors, dedicated to helping writers perfect their craft. We have a large committee and faculty who put hours into organization and instructional preparation. All of this energy is a fantastic reminder that our tribe is the best tribe. Welcome.


2017 Keynote: TBA

Pile of books with one book open on white background

Announcements will begin on the Facebook page the end of September!

For a list of 2017 visiting agents,editors, and special guests, click here.

Pre-Conference Thurs. Workshops

  • First Pages Clinic
  • Plot Chats
  • Publishing Polish
  • Magic Systems and World Building Workshops


  • New Attendee orientation
  • Bookstore
  • Agent Pitch Sessions and Manuscript Consults
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Intensives
  • First Chapter Awards Ceremony
  • Dinner with keynote



  • New Attendee Orientation
  • Bookstore
  • Agent Pitch Sessions and Manuscript Consults
  • Lunch with keynote
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Intensives
  • Closing Remarks
  • Mass Author Book Signing/Sale


If anyone is on the fence about attending the conference, just come. You will learn something or meet someone or have an experience that will leave you feeling inspired and encouraged and excited about your writing. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year!

Jenny Proctor

Former Conference Chair


Life is hilarious. And so are we. Good thing they gave this job to us.

James Dashner & Sarah Eden

2017 Conference Masters of Ceremony

Who we are: Our conference is sponsored by the LDStorymakers Author Guild. The guild consists of authors across all publishing platforms that are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (hence… Latter-day Storymakers) that have met a list of publishing benchmarks and are committed to the values of our faith, but please know the conference is open to everyone.

For more information about the LDStorymakers Author Guild, visit the guild website by clicking on the following link: LDStorymakers Author Guild. You can also learn about the Whitney Awards, our awards program recognizing excellence among our authors by clicking here: The Whitney Awards.