Pricing

For the May 7-9, 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference, some participants might want to do only one activity while others want to attend just a few sessions and many participants want to take advantage of everything, so we offer a la carte pricing, with two all-activities package discount options.

Please note the following:

– You can register for one activity, several, many, or all of them–whatever suits your interests, availability, and budget.

– You can register for up to two manuscript critiques and/or up to two pitches without registering for any other activities. Then you can add a discounted third manuscript critique, a third pitch, a second query letter critique, and/or a second pre-conference edit by contacting Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein at awconference@gmail.com. See below for discount details.

– Payment is due via credit card, debit card, or PayPal at the end of the registration process. Failure to pay will result in the registration being cancelled. You must complete the registration and payment process within 60 minutes of starting in order for your registration to be recorded.

– A $50 registration fee will be added to the total amount for the conference activities you select unless you are a 2021 Atlanta Writers Club (AWC) member with dues paid through May 9, 2021. This registration fee is nonrefundable but will provide you with AWC membership for 365 days as a bonus.

– Due to COVID-19, the agents and editors will conduct the manuscript critiques, query letter critiques, and pitches via scheduled phone calls. The dates for these activities are listed below.

Conference Fees:

– Manuscript Critique on Saturday, May 8, with the acquisitions editor(s) and/or literary agent(s) of your choice and submission of your work due by April 5: $150 each for one or two confirmed spots/waitlists. There is no charge for waitlists unless there’s a cancellation that opens a spot for you. If you want to add a 3rd manuscript critique, the cost is only $100. Take advantage of this by contacting Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein at awconference@gmail.com after your initial registration.

– Pitch on Saturday, May 8, with the acquisitions editor/agent of your choice and submission of your query letter by May 3 (with any rewrites due by 11:59 p.m. on May 7): $60 each for one or two confirmed spots/waitlists. There is no charge for waitlists unless there’s a cancellation that opens a spot for you. If you want to add a 3rd pitch, the cost is only $50. Take advantage of this by contacting contact Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein at awconference@gmail.com after your initial registration.

– Query Letter Critique on Friday, May 7, with separate calls from two editors and/or agents you will not being meeting with on Saturday and submission of your query letter by April 26: $60 where you may register for one confirmed spot/waitlist–no charge for waitlists unless there’s a cancellation that opens a spot for you. If you want to add a 2nd query letter critique, the cost is only $50. Take advantage of this by contacting contact Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein at awconference@gmail.com after your initial registration.

Sunday, May 9 Online Workshop Doubleheader with “Judging a Book by Its Title” presented by book consumer research expert Peter Hildick-Smith (1:45-3:45 pm) and “The Path to Bestsellerdom” by New York Times #1 bestselling author Lisa Gardner (4:00-6:00 pm): $60 for the online doubleheader

– Pre-Conference Edit with freelance editor of your choice, with submissions due on February 3: $75 (you may register for one confirmed spot/waitlist–no charge for waitlists unless there’s a cancellation that opens a spot for you–or contact Conference Director George Weinstein at awconference@gmail.com after your initial registration if you want to purchase one or two more spots at $70 apiece.

– The Conference Package “All Activities” option, which includes two manuscript critiques, two pitches, the query letter critique, pre-conference edit by a freelance editor, and the online workshop doubleheader: $495 (a $135 discount, because the pre-conference edit and the workshop doubleheader are free in this case; if you choose the Conference Package “All Activities” option without the pre-conference edit, the price remains $495). NOTE: if you select any waitlist spots, there’s no charge for these, so your total payment will be based on the spots you pick where there are current openings. Use the contact link below if you’d like to discuss your selections with the conference director, so he can confirm your actual total based on current manuscript critique and pitch availability.

Please see the Refund Policy for deadlines to cancel your registration for any activity in order to receive a partial refund.

Payment Processing:

The Atlanta Writers Club uses a secure PayPal portal to process your credit or debit card payments. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can enter your debit or credit card information and contact details instead. This will ensure a secure, worry-free transaction on the Internet. PayPal will send you a receipt regardless of whether you use a credit/debit card or a PayPal account to submit your payment.

You must pay online as part of the registration process in order for your registration to be recorded. Due to bounced checks and failures to pay prior to previous conferences, checks will not be accepted and grace periods for payment will not be granted.

Questions?

Please contact Atlanta Writers Conference Director George Weinstein at awconference@gmail.com

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