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Fees & Deadlines

Registration is now closed.



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

Lunch with an Author (optional)

  • $25 for members
  • $40 for nonmembers
  • $15 for members bringing own lunch
  • $30 for nonmembers bringing own lunch

Day-of registration will not be available for the 2024 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

Registrant Directory

The registration form for the 2024 Spring Conference will ask registrants if they want to opt-in to a Registrant Directory. This directory will include first and last names and email addresses for all registrants who choose to be included, and will be shared with those registrants after the conference. Joining the Registrant Directory is not required, and the Network will not share the directory with those who do not choose to join.


A limited amount of scholarship aid is available to deserving writers who otherwise could not attend the 2024 Spring Conference. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send a C.V. and a “Statement of Writing Intent” of no more than 1,000 words to ed@ncwriters.org no later than Thursday, March 28.

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 C.V.—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 ed@ncwriters.org, no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. 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.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.


Cancellations must be made in writing and arrive at the Network office (via USPS or e-mail) by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, for you to receive a refund, less 25 percent. Send request to ed@ncwriters.org. No refunds for cancellations received after April 11 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 8. 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.


March 28: Deadline for all scholarship applications

April 5: Deadline for Master Class registration

April 8: Deadline for special-needs requests

April 11: Deadline to receive a refund for cancellation

April 12: Deadline for registration

April 20: Spring Conference in session