For nine years Mad Anthony has invited you to

write like mad for one, two, or three days 


Change is coming! Change is coming!

Stop back here, on fB or Twitter in the autumn of 2014 to see what's in store for


In the meantime read about last year's conference and our testimonials (below and on our pages),

tell us what you're looking for in a writers conference at,

and if you want to publish, then 

Write Like Mad!


 Brian Klems  Writers Digest Online Editor 

Daniel J. Lewis  Award-winning Podcaster*


Literary Agent Rita Rosenkranz (New York)

Literary Agent Annie Bomke (San Diego)

Publisher  Eric Beebe, Post Mortem Press (Cincinnati)


Multi-Genre Workshops      Pitch Appointments     Critiques   "I Need Advice" Appointments 

*NEW in 2014

"Hands On" Appointments

Set Up My Website   Plan My Podcast   Critique My Podcast  


Mad Anthony is

Professional. Friendly. Affordable. 


by Registrants and Speakers

every year since opening in 2006!

Early Bird rates available


Friday-Sunday, April 4-6, 2014


Historic Hamilton, Ohio “The City of Sculpture”
10 minutes west of I-75 on Route 129 (exit 24) between Cincinnati and Dayton

Miami (of Ohio) Hamilton--1601 University Blvd., Hamilton OH 45011

Master Classes held at Ryan's Tavern 241 High St., Hamilton 45013 (2 short blocks from hotel)


DAY 1: Murder & Mayhem  8:00am-5:00pm

            Writer Conference begins 7pm; Dessert Reception; 2 Keynotes

DAY 2: Conference day 2  8am-4:30pm: Keynote; 15 workshops (pick 5)

            One-on-One Appointments: pitches; critiques; advice; hands-on

DAY 3: Master Classes 9-noon; novice/advanced; 8 workshops(pick 1) classes held at Ryan's Tavern, 241 High St., Hamilton 45013, 2 short blocks from hotel

Get to it!

Early Bird Special-- register before February 14, 2014 

Hamilton’s Marriott Courtyard Inn. Mention Mad Anthony to receive our special group discount


Check our Frequently Asked Questions . Still need answers?

Mad Anthony is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to help writers, to build readers by supporting literacy efforts. and to promote reading as entertainment.  To date Mad Anthony has given over $50,000 to the YWCA, the Boys & Girls Club, and other organizations addressing functional literacy in children and adults.


Mad Anthony--a Centerfold?

He may not be pictured between the staples  but Mad Anthony has made the Big Time--Writers Digest Magazine!

Purchase the Nov-Dec issue and check him out. On sale now.   

We're MAD about our Speakers and Topics!


  • Det. Jason Seeger, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jack Ward, Senior Fire Consultant; Jacksonville, FLA.
  • Eric Beebe, Publisher PostMortem Press 
  • Dr. Kelli Johnson, Professor Miami (of Ohio) at Hamilton 
  • Dr. Dan Andriacco--Sherlock Holmes expert
  • Kat Klockow--Graphic Novel (Comic Book) writer and illustrator
  • Nonfiction
  • Ghost Writing
  • Villains--writing good bad guys
  • Strong Middles (the abs of novels)
  • Blogging to Books
  • Podcasts 
  • What Agents are looking for in you

Get the complete rundown. Click on Presenters and on Workshops now.

Registration will open on or about Nov. 1, 2013

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Advice from our Presenters

"What advice would you give to a new (fiction) writer?" That's the question Sky Sloderbeck asked some of our 2011 Mad Anthony Writers Conference presenters--here's what they had to say.

"Recognize your strengths and weaknesses. Capitalize on your strengths. Critique heavily your weaknesses."
~ Hallie Ephron
Sally Nemeth "Accept critique but only accept it from people you respect."
~ Sally Nemeth
Tracey Dils "Treat writing as a craft, not as a hobby."
~ Tracey Dils
~ Paula Munier
"Perseverance is more important than talent."
~ Ed Davis
"Read. Read. Read. ... in the genre you want to write."
~ Nancy Pinard

Go to conferences like this (Mad Anthony)."

~ Jeffrey Marks