Register

  • The 42nd annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference is scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 (NOT Sept. 17-20, 2020, as previously announced.)
  • Due to concerns surrounding Covid-19, the conference will take place on the Internet via Zoom. There will not be any in-person events.
  • Registration will begin on July 1 at this link: https://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/2020-conference-registration.
  • Fees are substantially lower than for the in-person conference: see below.
  • Many free events will also take place. 
  • Question may be emailed to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com.

Fees

  • $175: general admission plus 1 workshop (admission to all craft talks, panels, and readings, plus one workshop)
  • $25: general admission, no workshop (admission to all craft talks, panels, and readings)
  • $45: 15-minute manuscript consultation with literary agent Erin Hosier. Requires purchase of full-price registration ($175). See FAQ #5 below on whether you are ready to meet with a literary agent. If you are, please purchase that option and email a query letter plus a maximum of 10-12 double-spaced manuscript pages to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com with "submission for literary agent" in the subject line, no later than August 14, 2020. Please include a title page with the manuscript showing title of the work and author credit, and number all pages in the manuscript.
  • Need to revisit or make adjustments to your registration options? Please use this special payments link.

FAQs

1. Can I enroll in more than one workshop? No, there is a limit of one workshop per registrant. This limitation allows us to serve a larger number of participants.

3. Can I be placed on a waiting list for the sold-out workshop that I want? Yes. If your workshop is sold out and you don't want to attend any other workshop, you should purchase $25 general admission and email kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com with your waitlist request. If your first-choice workshop is sold out but you do want to secure a spot in different workshop, you should purchase $175 general admission, enroll in that other workshop, and email kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com with your waitlist request.

4. Can I be placed on a waiting list for the agent meetings? Yes. If you'd like to be waitlisted for the 15-minute agent meetings, you should purchase general admission of $175 and email your waitlist request to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com. If a spot becomes available, you can pay the additional fee in a separate transaction.

5. How do I know if I'm ready to meet with a literary agent? It is important to meet with a literary agent only after your manuscript is ready, and readiness varies by genre: 1) Fiction is sold based on a completed manuscript. You should not meet with a literary agent until your novel or story collection is complete. 2) Nonfiction is sold based on a sample chapter and book outline. 3) Poetry is rarely represented by literary agents, so please do not enroll in this option for a poetry manuscript.

6. Can I get a refund? Yes. Through September 1, 2020, we will provide a full refund minus a $20 processing fee for $175 general admission and $220 general admission plus agent meeting. Refunds will not be offered for $25 general admission without workshop. Refund requests will be accepted in writing only, by email to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com or by letter. Telephone requests will not be granted. After September 1, no refunds will be given.

Refund Policy

Through September 1, 2020, we will provide a full refund minus a $20 processing fee for $175 general admission and $220 general admission plus agent meeting. Refunds will not be offered for $25 general admission without workshop. Refund requests will be accepted in writing only, by email to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com or by letter. Telephone requests will not be granted. After September 1, no refunds will be given.