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Fees & Deadlines


Member Rates

  • $275 (full conference, with meals)
  • $225 (full conference, without meals)
  • $225 (Saturday only, with meals)
  • $125 (Sunday only, without meals)

Nonmember Rates

  • $400 (full conference, with meals)
  • $325 (full conference, without meals)
  • $325 (Saturday only, with meals)
  • $225 (Sunday only, without meals)

Other Fees

  • $30 for a Master Class
  • $165 for Manuscript Mart
  • $150 for Critique Service

We will not offer On-Site Registration for this Fall Conference.


Member Rates

  • $150 — full conference (choose from two classes in each of the five sessions)
  • $35 — per class

Nonmember Rates

  • $300 — full conference
  • $75 — per class

Livestreams of all general sessions will be free to view.


Limited general scholarship aid is available for the Fall Conference. To apply, send your current CV and a statement of writing intent—describing your background and goals as a writer—to scholarships@ncwriters.org.

In addition, we offer two scholarships for specific groups:

The Mary Belle Campbell Scholarships are open to applications from poets who teach full-time. For more information, please follow the link above, or e-mail scholarships@ncwriters.org.

The Elliott Bowles Screenwriters Scholarships are open to applications from any North Carolina resident who has written an unproduced and unoptioned screenplay. For more information, please follow the link above, or e-mail scholarships@ncwriters.org.

The receipt deadline for all scholarship applications is Friday, October 29.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be made in writing and arrive at the Network by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 12, 2021, for you to receive a refund of the registration fee, less 25%.

No-shows or cancellations after November 12 are nonrefundable.

Manuscript Mart, Critique Service, and Master Class fees are not refundable if you cancel. However, if we are unable to find a place for you in the Manuscript Mart or Critique Service, we will return your check(s) for related extra charge(s).

Master Class application fees are nonrefundable.

Send all refund requests to ed@ncwriters.org.

If safety demands, the NCWN will move our Fall Conference to an online-only event. Should that happen, we will offer refunds and/or “transfers” to all FC21 registrants.


October 29Deadline for all scholarship applications
November 5Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at low conference rate*
($139 + taxes & fees/night) Please click here or call the hotel at (919) 941-5050 and mention Group Code “NCWN Fall Conference 2021” to make reservations at the discounted group rate of $139 per night.* Conference-rate rooms subject to limited availability, and will be allocated on first-come, first-served basis.
November 5Deadline for Master Class registration (see guidelines)
November 5Deadline for Manuscript Mart / Critique Service registration (see guidelines)
November 12Deadline for registration (4:00 pm by phone or mail; midnight if registering online)
November 19-21Fall Conference in session

For Writers with Special Needs

The North Carolina Writers’ Network strives to make our programs and services accessible to all writers, including those with special needs. If you require conference materials either in large print or in Braille, or if you require a sign-language interpreter, please register for the conference and submit your request to mail@ncwriters.org no later than October 29. If you require any other special assistance, please let us know as soon as possible at mail@ncwriters.org. We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests.


In an effort to save money, time, and resources, the Network will send to all 2021 Fall Conference registrants, exhibitors, and faculty an E-Packet, prior to November 19. The E-Packet will contain all the usual conference packet materials, in the form of a PDF that registrants can print or download to bring with them to the conference.

Name tags, personalized schedules, and copies of the Schedule-at-a-Glance still will be available at the registration table the day of the conference.

We will not provide traditional printed packets at this year’s Fall Conference.