Out of this World. In the World, Not of the World. The ANWA Writers Conference 2024

Open to the public. September 19-21, 2024, at the Mesa Doubletree Hotel.

CONFERENCE 2024 KEYNOTE

Ally Condie

Ally Condie

Ally Braithwaite Condie is the author of the # 1 New York Times bestselling Matched series and the Edgar Award Finalist SUMMERLOST, among other novels, of several picture books, including HERE, and of the adult murder mystery THE UNWEDDING. A former English teacher, Ally resides outside of Salt Lake City with her family, including her four children. She has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the founder and director of the nonprofit WriteOut Foundation, and her books have been published in 30+ languages.

REGISTRATION PRICING

ATTEND IN-PERSON

$239

Friday-Saturday, including

  • In-person classes
  • Friday night gala
  • Included lunches
  • Access to the ANWA Bookstore
  • And more!

 

ATTEND ONLINE

$89

Get online access to recorded conference classes for a month after conference ends, including the keynote address.

Hybrid Option

$40

In-Person Attendees: Add online access to recorded conference classes for a month after conference ends, including the keynote address.

 

* Some recorded courses are available for a more limited time due to instructor agreements.

In-Person ADD-ONS

THURSDAY WORKSHOP

$45

Join us for a BONUS DAY at conference! This is a chance for you to take a dive deep into your manuscript with a mentor (conference faculty) and other writers. You’ll be placed into critique groups, and you will all submit pages ahead of time to read and write down feedback. On the day of the workshop, you’ll discuss everyone’s pages and give and receive helpful feedback.

Pitches

$20

Pitch your story to one of our guest agents:

  • Kendall Berdinsky
  • Timothy Travaglini

Each pitch session will last up to 10 minutes.

 

Hoping to get another pitch session?

Query Consult

$25

Get a professional query consult from our guest editors and agents:

  • Lisa Mangum
  • Kendall Berdinsky

Consults will cover a ONE page query letter plus the first page of your manuscript.

Materials are due by midnight (AZ), Thursday, August 1, 2024.

Manuscript consult

$55

Get a 15-minute professional critique of your ONE page query letter plus the first TEN pages of your manuscript from one of our guest agents and editors:

  • Lisa Mangum
  • Kendall Berdinsky
  • Timothy Travaglini

Your agent/editor will pre-read the pages prior to your session and provide detailed feedback.

Materials are due by midnight (AZ), Thursday, August 1, 2024.

Writing Coach Session

$15

A 15-minute, one-on-one coaching session with one of our amazing faculty:

  • Jennifer Griffith
  • Michelle Wilson

 

Intensives

$15

Extended workshop-style classes:

  • Victorine Lieske: “Indie Publishing on a Low Budget”
  • Annette Lyon: “All About Emotion: Making Your Characters Suffer”
  • John Burger: “Grow Your Audience Through Local Markets and School Visits”
  • Kaleena Shreeve: “Canva for Beginners”

 

In-Person & Online ADD-ONS

B.O.B. Contest

$20

Enter the first 500 words of one or more of your stories into ANWA’s annual  our Beginning of Book (BOB) contest!

Entries must be original and not previously accepted for publication or production at time of submission.

Submissions due by midnight (AZ), on Monday, July 8, 2024.

ANTHOLOGY Pre-Order (Paperback Edition)

$12

Pre-order your copy of this year’s Annual Anthology: Above, Below, and Beyond the Sea, featuring 16 stories of love and grief, family and loyalty, and maybe even a killer mermaid or two from incredibly talented ANWA members. All profits go toward supporting ANWA.

2024 ANWA Anthology Cover — Above, Below, and Beyond the Sea

Online participants add $5 for shipping-and-handling.

Limited copies will be available in the bookstore for $14.

T-Shirts

$22.50

Show your ANWA pride with a 2024 ANWA Writers Conference T-Shirt.

2024 ANWA Conference T-Shirt

Online participants add $5 for shipping-and-handling.

Hoodie

$39.50

Be all comfy-cozy with your very own 2024 ANWA Writers Conference Hoodie.

2024 ANWA Conference Hoodie

Online participants add $7 for shipping-and-handling.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

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DISCOUNTS

$20 off registration for ANWA Members.

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REGISTRATION

Registration opens Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8AM Arizona time.

In-person registration closes Thursday, September 5, 2024

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POLICIES

No refunds for cancellation will be given after Wednesday, August 21, 2024. 

Due to instructor agreements, not all classes are recorded and some are available for a more limited time.

Pitch Sessions, Query & Manuscript Consults, Coaching Sessions, and Intensives are non-refundable.

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B.O.B. CONTEST

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Pitch Sessions

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BOOKSTORE

ANWA Writing conference sponsors

Sponsors

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Class Schedule

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Thursday Workshop

Join us for a BONUS DAY at conference! This is a chance for you to take a dive deep into your manuscript with a mentor (conference faculty) and other writers. You’ll be placed into critique groups, and you will all submit pages ahead of time to read and write down feedback. On the day of the workshop, you’ll discuss everyone’s pages and give and receive helpful feedback.

Friday Night Gala

ANWA presents the Annual Conference Gala Friday night from 7:30 p.m. Theme: 

Come enjoy an evening of casual fun while rubbing shoulders with other authors and our special guests.

The Gala is included for all In-Person Attendees.

Additional Guests: $10

 

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Conference Faculty

The ANWA Writers Conference offers outstanding workshops and writing classes by professionals in the industry.

Operation Paperback

Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments of books to U.S. soldiers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They have since shipped 2.2 million books to over 30 locations overseas.

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