Many conferences are genre-specific, and since you are here on Crimespace I'm making the assumption that you are talking about crime/mystery/suspense/thriller novels.
One thing to realize is that, in the world of Cons, there are two different types: CONferences and CONventions. Conventions are great for fans of the genre, but generally have less value to budding writers. So, I'd stick with conferences if possible.
Depending on how far you are willing to travel, here are a few that are coming up in the next four months:
There has been some discussion about the impending demise of the Crime and Suspense ezine. With apologies to Mark Twain, the reports of it's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The Crime and Suspense ezine is still alive and well. We are taking a brief hiatus as we shift gears, however, as we are changing our format. The August issue will be on the streets as planned, but the first issue after that will be the November/December issue.
The 'zine will be bimonthly now, still with reviews, interviews and stories. We'll have more stories per issue, though, as well as audio components to each issue.
We have also gone to a paying-market and subscription-support model. If you are interested in the new way of doing things, visit the Crime and Suspense website (http://www.crimeandsuspense.com) for the details.
Hi, Brian! If you mean the stories for the ezine, they're arriving pretty steadily. If you mean stories for the Christmas anthology this year, I have a few already! If you mean my own stories... who has time to write???
Hey Tony!! Thanks for being my friend too! LOL...Just got here today and I'm having fun finding my way around. Already making new friends too..shoot, this is going to be better than High School! LOL