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Full Conference
The full conference fee of $475 includes all sessions, Saturday night banquet, one manuscript evaluation, and break refreshments. No rebate is given if you do not attend the banquet.

Daily Fee
The daily fee of $135 includes all sessions for that day, one manuscript evaluation, and break refreshments.

Early registration through April 1: Save $25/full conference or $5/day
Alumni: Save $25/full conference or $5/day

Walk-in Fee After June 7
Add $25/full conference or $10/day

Second manuscript evaluation: $25

Campus Rooms
Full conference, per person: double or triple room with all meals, $310; single room with all meals, $395. Includes Tuesday through Saturday nights and Tuesday dinner through Sunday breakfast (except Saturday dinner).

Daily rate with no meals, per person (two nights minimum stay): double room, $75/night; single room, $90/night.

If you're arriving on Tuesday, check-in is from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. only.

You must preregister to reserve a campus room.

For commuters and people staying on campus for less than the full conference.

Lunches and Wednesday-Friday dinners: $75
All meals Tuesday dinner through Sunday breakfast (except Saturday dinner): $125
Individual meal tickets: breakfast, $7.75; lunch, $10.75; dinner, $12.25
Banquet for daily conferee/spouse/friend: $35 each

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations before May 24 will receive a full refund minus a $75 administrative fee. Emergency cancellations after that date will be evaluated on an individual basis.

If people donate to the scholarship fund, a limited amount of money will be available for conference fees but not room and meals. These partial scholarships are open to both alumni and first-timers. To be considered for a scholarship, submit an essay to describe your current writing projects and goals, tell why you want to attend this conference, and tell why you need a scholarship.

Follow these guidelines:
  • Maximum of 800 words.
  • Include your name, address, and email address at the top.
  • Copy your essay into the body of an email message. Do not send it as an attachment.
  • Email your submission to scholarships @ writetopublish.com between February 15 and April 15; put "WTP Partial Scholarship" in the subject line.
You will be notified only if you receive a scholarship, as funds are available.

Arts Councils Grants
State and regional arts organizations often offer grants that may be used to attend writers conferences. Find your state's art commission at arts.gov/partners/state-regional.

National Endowment for the Arts gives grants for travel and learning as a writer. Go to arts.gov/grants for information.

To fund conference expenses, find your state's art commission at arts.gov/partners/state-regional.

Local Churches
Your local church may provide some help for you to attend the conference.

Local Help
Work scholarships are available for people who can provide airport transportation for faculty and staff members. Check the registration page for more information.