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Fees & Deadlines

Registration ends 12:00 pm on Monday, April 18.


  • $100 for members
  • $150 for non-members


  • $75 for members
  • $125 for non-members

Day-of registration will not be available for the 2022 Spring Conference.

You can join the Network when you register, and pay the member rates plus the appropriate member dues:

  • $80 standard 1-year membership
  • $60 reduced membership (senior 65+, full-time student, writers under 30, writers with disabilities)
  • $140 2-year membership
  • $110 2-year reduced membership


A limited amount of scholarship aid is available to deserving writers who otherwise could not attend the 2022 Spring Conference. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send a C.V. and a letter of interest to scholarships@ncwriters.org no later than Friday, April 1.

In addition to our general scholarship aid, “More Seats” Scholarships are available to attend the Spring Conference thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. More Seats Scholarships seek to add “more seats” to the literary table by encouraging beginning writers from underserved communities, especially writers from rural counties, writers of color, and LGBTQ+ writers. Selection criteria will focus on commitment to writing, rather than degrees or publications.

To apply, send a current CV—with contact information and a list of any work, education, publications, or other relevant literary experiences or achievements—and a Statement of Writing Intent of no more than 1,000 words to scholarships@ncwriters.org, no later than Friday, April 1. The subject line should specify the applicant’s interest in a More Seats Scholarship. Questions should be sent to that e-mail address, as well.

For the first time, Elliott Bowles Screenwriting Scholarships also will be available to help aspiring screenwriters attend the Spring Conference. 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.


Cancellations must be made in writing and arrive at the Network office (via USPS or e-mail) by 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 14, for you to receive a refund, less 25 percent. Send request to ed@ncwriters.orgNo refunds for cancellations received after April 14 or for no-shows.

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 Monday, April 11. 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.


  • April 1: Deadline for all scholarship applications
  • April 8: Deadline for Master Class registration (see guidelines)
  • April 11: Deadline for special-needs requests
  • April 14: Deadline to receive a refund for cancellation
  • April 18: Deadline for registration
  • April 23: Spring Conference in session


In an effort to save money, time, and resources, the Network will send to all 2022 Spring Conference registrants, exhibitors, and faculty an E-Packet prior to April 23. The E-Packet will contain all the usual conference packet materials in the form of a PDF that registrants can print or download to a device to bring with them to the conference.

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

Traditional printed packets will not be available at this conference.