San Diego is a popular destination for world-class writing conferences, and it supports a thriving community for writers, publishers and self-publishing authors.
Use this 2019 resource directory to find:
- Book publicists
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2019 San Diego Writing and Publishing Events
Also visit the websites for San Diego Writer, Editor and Publisher Organizations section because they may have their own events.
- San Diego Writers Retreat | San Diego | Dates: January 21-27, 2019
- SDSU Writers' Conference | San Diego State University | Dates: January 31 to February 2, 2019
- Local Author Showcase | San Diego Central Library | Dates: February, 2019
- 2019 Writer's Symposium by the Sea | Point Loma Nazarene University | Dates: February 12-21, 2019
- Southern California Writers' Conference | San Diego (Hotel Circle) | Dates: February 15-17, 2019
- San Diego Writers Festival | San Diego Central Library | Dates: April 13, 2019
- The 2019 San Diego Writing Workshop | San Diego (Hotel Circle) | Dates: May 11, 2019
- Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference | San Diego (Marriott Marquis, marina) | Dates: May 29 to May 31, 2019
- Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at UC San Diego | UC San Diego | Dates: June 23 – August 3, 2019
- San Diego Festival of Books | Liberty Station Point Loma | Dates: August 24, 2019
- La Jolla Writer's Conference | La Jolla | Dates: October 25-27, 2019
San Diego Writer, Editor and Publisher Organizations
Each of these resources have their own event calendars.
- Publishers & Writers San Diego (PWSD) | Carlsbad Dove Library | Notes: None
- San Diego Christian Writers' Guild | San Diego | Notes: None
- San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN) | San Diego, Old Town area | Notes: None
- San Diego Writers and Editors Guild | San Diego, Old Town area | Notes: None
- San Diego Writers, Ink | Liberty Station | Notes: None
- Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) | Claremont | Notes: None
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)-San Diego Chapter | Inquire | Notes: No longer meeting at USD
- Romantic Writers of America-San Diego Chapter | San Diego, hotel circle area | Notes: San Diego Chapter
- Sisters in Crime | Inquire | Notes: San Diego Chapter name is Partners in Crime
San Diego Book Publicists
You should always choose a publicist that is the right fit for your book, and that you enjoy working with. If having someone local is important, check out one of these book publicity professionals. (In alpha order.)
- Adventures by the Book | San Diego | Key contact: Susan McBeth
- Author Marketing Experts | San Diego | Key contact: Penny Sansevieri
- Booth Media Group | Carlsbad | Key contact: Peg Booth
- FSB Associates | Carlsbad | Key contact: Fauzia Burke
- Ollie Media | San Diego | Key contact: Tricia Hedman
- Parallel 33 PR & Literary Services | Encinitas | Key contact: Carina Sammartino
- Paula Margulies Communications | San Diego | Key contact: Paula Margulies
- Pleasantly Persistent PR | San Diego | Key contact: Julia Brown
- SoCal Public Relations | La Mesa | Key contact: Rebecca Grose