Frequently Asked Questions

 

When is Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference?
Where is the conference taking place?
Who should attend the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference?
How much does the conference cost and what does it include?
How do I contact the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference Staff?
What payment options are available?
Why isn't my discount code working?
I am a student, is there a student rate?
Can I register on-site?
May I register over the phone?
How do I obtain a print-out of my schedule?
Do I have to attend the session I pre-selected?
How do I change my session selections?
Do you accommodate special needs?
I registered online but now I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to another person?
What is your cancellation policy?
 

When is Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference?

Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference will take place on Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29, 2017. 

Where is the conference taking place?
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference is being held at the Westin Pasadena. This is a new location and we're very excited about the new opportunities this new location provides!  Please see our Travel & Hotel page for additional lodging information.

Westin Pasadena
191 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
 
Who should attend the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference?
Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference is for novelists of all experience levels. Published, unpublished or self-published—there is a lot offered here to help you master your craft and become a successful novelist!

How much does the conference cost and what does it include?
Please refer to our Register page for additional information regarding registration levels and pricing.

How do I contact the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference?
Please feel free to contact the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference Staff with any questions at 877-436-7764, option 2 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What payment options are available?
You may pay online by credit card during your registration (entire fee will be collected) or you can choose to pay by check for a more flexible payment option.  If you select the pay by check option, you are able to lock in your registration rate without making the entire payment up front.  Payments may then be made by check or credit card.  Please call 877-436-7764, ext. 2 to discuss your options and set up a plan that works for you. Payment in full must be received before the conference begins.
 
Please make your check payable to: Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference and mail to:
 
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference
Attn: Lyn Menke/Registration Department
10151 Carver Rd, Ste 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242
 
Payment by check or money order must be received within 30 days of registration. 
Payment by check or money order must be in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.
Purchase orders not accepted.
The online option to pay by check will be removed Friday September 29, 2017. If you to pay by check after this date, you must register onsite.
All payments must be made on or before Friday, October 27, 2017.  Attendees will not be admitted unless their registration is paid in full.
Please include the name(s)/confirmation number of each attendee whose registration is being paid so that payment will be properly applied.
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference is not responsible for payments misplaced or lost in the mail and not received in our office.

Why isn't my discount code working?
Discount codes are applicable to specific registration options.  Check the discount offer closely to determine if the code you have is applicable to the registration option you are selecting. Still having difficulty? Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


I am a student, is there a student rate?
We no longer have a student rate, however the Basic Conference registration option is now being offered at a lower rate and includes all the sessions starting at 9:00 am on Friday. 
 
Can I register on-site?
Yes, you are welcome to register on-site.  Please come to the registration desk during our posted registration hours.  Please note: On-site registration prices will increase by $50 from our regular conference prices. Last year the conference sold out in advance so we highly recommend registering in advance

May I register over the phone?
Yes, if you do not have access to a computer or would rather speak with conference personnel before registering, please feel free to call 877-436-7764, option 2.  If our conference personnel is unavailable, please leave a message with your name, phone number and reason for calling and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
How do I obtain a print out of my conference schedule?
Please refer to your initial confirmation email to login to your account to retrieve your registration record.  If you do not have your confirmation email you may request another copy to be sent by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please include your name, email address, or confirmation number in your email request.
 
Do I have to attend the session I pre-selected?
No, you do not have to attend the sessions you pre-selected as part of your registration.  You are welcome to attend any of the sessions that are included in your registration level space permitting
 
How do I change my session selections?
Please refer to your initial confirmation email for instructions on modifying your registration.  If you do not have your confirmation email you may request another copy to be sent by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please include your name, email address, or confirmation number in your email request.

Do you accommodate special needs?
Definitely! We make sure our facility has total accessibility, and we do whatever is needed to make attending Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference as convenient as possible for all attendees. If you have a special need, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after you have registered and we'll make special arrangements, if necessary.
 
I registered online but now I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to another person?
Yes! There is no charge to transfer a registration from one person to another. Send the name, title, phone number, address and email address for the substitute to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The transfer will be made from the back end and the new registrant will be sent a confirmation email as well as instructions regarding how to change session selections, etc.  Transfers should be made by Friday, October 13, 2017.  Any transfers after that date should be completed on-site at the registration desk.
 
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September, 8 2017. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after this date for any reason.