Dog aficionados around the world know that New York in February is synonymous with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. However, true aficionados know that the festivities begin before the first dog takes the stage. On February 12th, pet writing enthusiasts from all over the world will gather at The Business of Pet Writing Conference in the Hotel Pennsylvania's PennTop Ballroom, and rub elbows with the premiere people in the publishing and pet industries.

Pet writers need to hone their skills more than ever before. The economic downturn, coupled with stiff literary competition, incentivizes pet writers to get an edge. That edge is found in attending The Business of Pet Writing Conference where pet writers have the chance to learn from the best in the business to make valuable contacts.

In February 2011, The Business of Pet Writing Conference will offer seminars and workshops that help pet writers: increase their visibility with better blogging; learn more about narrative and creative nonfiction; build their freelance portfolio with newspaper, magazine and blog clips; create successful book marketing campaigns; promote their entrepreneurial spirit and more.

In addition to the core educational program, The Business of Pet Writing Conference participants have the opportunity to meet with top agents and editors on an individualized basis. Past attendees have utilized these sessions to pitch their ideas, with many receiving magazine assignments and book deals as a result.

The Business of Pet Writing Conference also welcomes a variety of notable veterinarians and prominent representatives from the pet food industry who are eager to assist pet writers with their research, book and article ideas, contact information, additional educational opportunities, and access to materials (studies, reports, press releases, newsletters, etc.).

Lastly, network with other writers who are looking for an edge just like you!

Get your edge. Register for our third annual Business of Pet Writing Conference in February 2011.

Please be advised that we are continuing to add to our unique program, check regularly for updates.

What: The Business of Pet Writing
When: February 9, 2013
Whom: Speakers, Editors
            and Agents
Where: Hotel Pennsylvania
            401 Seventh Avenue
            (at 33rd St.)
            New York, NY 10001

How: Click here to learn more about
the Hotel Pennsylvania and to
reserve a room now.

Click here to see pictures of our 2012 writing conference.
What a great event! If you're a pet writer or thinking about it - you need to attend this event!

- Nancy Hassell