Cost 2017

Registration Fee

July 13 Breaking news!
Lodging and meals on campus still available!

Register online by July 18
One day $160
Two days $280
All 3 days $380

Walk-ins & online registrations after July 18
Add $15 to the above prices


Off above registration fee - only one discount may be taken

Teens - age 18 and under - 60% off
Full-time students - 25% off
Cairn University students – 25% off
Pastors - 10% off
Seniors (65 and over) - 10% off
Alumni (any year) - 10% off
Spouse of a conferee paying full price - 25% off

Spouses are welcome to attend all the general sessions free of charge.
They may register for the entire conference at 25% off.
If they are interested in attending just several workshops, the price is $35 each.


Full refund less $50 through July 1.
Emergencies: full refund of registration fee.
No refund of lodging or meals.

New Cairn University Daily Use Fee of $10
will be added to your cost.

Meals for Commuters
Meals are served cafeteria style in the campus dining hall
 and need to be purchased when you register.
Breakfast - $6.00
Lunch - $8.00
Dinner - $11.00



 NEW – Lodging now includes meals
from dinner day of arrival through lunch day of departure
with option to add dinner day of departure.

Lodging must be paid in full by the conference.

Single & meals - $105 a night
Double & meals - $85 a night

We do roommate matching!

Private bathrooms available on a first-come basis.
Other rooms share bathroom with an adjoining room.
All rooms are individually air-conditioned.
Pillow and linens provided.
You need to bring toiletries and an alarm clock.


Wednesday Earlybird Workshops 
If registered for one or more days of the conference:
$25 for one, $40 for two, $55 for three
Wednesday only: $40 for one, $65 for two, $85 for three

$65 payable on acceptance.
Click here for info and applications.
Fiction & Nonfiction Clinic full.
Two others still have space. Click here

Private 30-minute critique - $30 each

Contest entry - $10 each

Teens Write!
Saturday, July 29

$55 through July 1
$65 after July 1

Homeschooled students
$39 through July 18
$49 after July 18

Price includes Cairn University $10 daily use fee.
No additional charge if registered for Saturday.

Need Scholarship Help?

If you need financial help to attend, we suggest you first approach your church or a Christian friend so that you will also have someone to provide encouragement and accountability after the conference. If there is no one you can ask, I may be able to provide you’ll find information on the scholarships that are available on a first-come basis by clicking here. No scholarship help is available for paid critiques, meals, and lodging. The Lord will provide a way if this is the year He wants you to come. Trust Him! 

Need Time Payments?

If needed, you can secure your registration with a $50 deposit and pay the balance due before or at the conference. If you need to stretch time payments out over a longer period of time, a $25 administrative fee will be added to your balance due. Lodging and meals MUST be paid in full by July 10.