Due to the coronavirus and social distancing mandates, we’re seeing what we can do online. We’ve temporarily closed registrations until our adjustments are in place based on what our guest agents, editors, and workshop speaker is able to do. Once plans are in place we’ll reopen registrations if there are openings in the remaining activities.
For our May 8-9, 2020 Atlanta Writers Conference, please read the descriptions on the webpages at the top of the screen (these links will outline in red when you slide over them) so you’ll have complete information about each of the conference activities for which you might want to register, the deadlines, refund policy, timing, and so on.
If you want to meet with one or more agents and/or editors with the manuscript critique and/or pitch activities, please read the descriptions they provided on the Editors and Agents page to identify the individual(s) who are a good match for your writing project(s). If you wish to participate in the pre-conference edit, please read the descriptions provided by the freelance editors on the Pre-Conference Edit page to determine which one will be the best match for you.
In all cases, make a list of your choices (including second and third preferences, in case your first choice’s spots are full) so you can complete your registration faster.
When you have decided on your activities and, if applicable, the individuals with whom you want to meet for the manuscript critique(s) and pitch(es) and/or from which freelancer you want a pre-conference edit, click the Cvent link at the bottom of this page to make your selections.
First, you will be asked to enter your name and the e-mail address you use to receive Atlanta Writers Club (AWC) emails (if you are not yet on the AWC mailing list, please enter your preferred email address), along with your mobile phone number. We’ll use this number to call with any questions prior to the conference and, during the conference, send you reminder texts to queue up for an appointment if you registered for a manuscript critique, pitch, and/or query letter critique.
On the next page, you will see the “A La Carte Event Registration” option (meaning one or more activities, but not the Conference All-Activities Package) at the top of the page and, below this, two “Conference All-Activities Package” options (if you want to maximize your participation with two critiques, two pitches, query letter critique, workshop, and both Q&A panels–with or without the pre-conference edit). Select which option you want.
NOTE: If you are not a current Atlanta Writers Club member, you will see the system has added $50 for annual dues (giving you access to two annual conferences, monthly AWC meetings, free workshops, and an annual writing contest with cash prizes). There’s no need to join the Atlanta Writers Club (or renew your membership) through the Club website and then register for the conference–you can both things at once by registering for the conference. If you’re not interested in AWC membership, consider this a $50 nonrefundable conference registration fee.
On the next page, use the “Add to Agenda” button on the right side of the page to choose each of the activities you want. If you selected one of the “Conference All-Activities Package” options on the previous page, you’ll see the two Q&A Panels, Friday Query Letter Critique, and Friday Workshop have been added automatically for you. If you selected the “A La Carte Event Registration” option on the previous page, you need to click the “Add to Agenda” button on the right side of the page to select each of these activities you want.
To add the Manuscript Critique, Pitch, and/or Pre-Conference Edit activities to your registration, there are THREE steps to follow: (1) you must click the drop-down arrow to display the individuals’ names, (2) click the name you want (you’ll see how many spots they have left), and then (3) click the “Add to Agenda” button on the right–you must do this for each of the agent/editor meetings you want (i.e., Earlier and/or Later Manuscript Critique, Earlier and/or Later Pitch, Pre-Conference Edit). If an individual you want has no open spots for an Earlier Manuscript Critique, for example, check the Later Manuscript Critique drop-down to see if they have any openings there–if not, you can select the waitlist for that person at no charge.
Make sure you’ve selected everything and everyone you want and then go to the next screen, where you can register any guests you want to bring. Read the instructions there for the kinds of guests to register and pay for based on whether they’re going to participate and which activities they’ll do.
You will next see a summary of your choices. Please review this screen carefully–if you don’t see a selection you thought you’d made, do NOT assume it’s included in your registration but somehow was left off. It’s most likely you didn’t click the Add to Agenda button to include it. Also make sure you selected the editors/agents you intended to. If you left something off or mistakenly picked the wrong agent/editor, you can use the back-arrow button on your web browser to go back and make changes. After you have confirmed that your registration is correct, please follow the checkout/payment process.
Payment via credit card, debit card, or PayPal is required to complete your registration (checks are not accepted, and payment cannot be delayed). Simply follow the prompts to finish this transaction. PayPal is our payment processor; they will send you a receipt regardless of whether you use a credit/debit card or a PayPal account to submit your payment.
You must complete this registration and payment process within 60 minutes of starting it, or your registration will not be recorded. The registration process should take you only a few minutes–the instructions above might indicate otherwise, but we are erring on the side of over-explanation and redundancy rather than assuming the steps are obvious. Don’t start to register and then walk away and come back to it an hour later to finish it. Instead, if you get interrupted, save your progress, exit, and come back when you have time to complete this.
Our Photo Policy
Atlanta Writers Conference volunteers will be taking photos during the conference to share on AWC social media and use on the conference website to advertise the event and celebrate the participants and our guests. By registering for this conference, you are giving us permission to use your image for these purposes.
Our Policy on Sexual Harassment
The Atlanta Writers Conference staff, Atlanta Writers Club (AWC) volunteers, and the presenters at its conferences are committed to helping provide safe, inspiring, informative events. The Atlanta Writers Club will not tolerate sexual harassment of any kind on the part of attendees, presenters, or anyone connected to any event sponsored by the AWC. We urge anyone who experiences or observes a problem to notify Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. We appreciate your cooperation.
Here is the registration link when you are ready to begin:
If you have any questions, please contact Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein at email@example.com.