October 22-25, 2020
Pasadena, CA

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 23 through Sunday, October 25, 2020. Pre-Conference programming will take place on Thursday, October 22.

Where is the conference taking place?
Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference is being held at the Westin Pasadena. Please see our Travel & Hotel page for additional lodging information.

Westin Pasadena
191 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 Published, unpublished, self-published, or just starting out—there is a lot offered here to help you master your craft and become a successful novelist!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 registration 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 writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com.

What payment options are available?

You may pay online by credit card during your registration or you can choose “pay by check” to give yourself a more flexible payment option. If you select pay by credit card your entire conference registration fee will be collected at the time of registration. If you select “pay by check” you are able to lock in your registration rate without making the entire payment up front. Within the “pay by check” option you can choose to:

  • Send a check/money order for the full amount within two weeks
  • Lock in your rate but pay online by credit card within two weeks (use the instructions in your confirmation email)
  • Make multiple payments by check or credit card. For this option, you will need to email (writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com) and set up a monthly payment plan. Payments must begin within two weeks and be paid in full no later than Friday, October 9.

We will provide you with an address upon request.

Please include the attendee’s name and confirmation number on the check so that payment will be properly applied.

Payment by check/money order must be received within two weeks of registration and must be in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks cannot be accepted after Friday, October 9, 2020. Anyone wanting to pay by check after this date will need to pay onsite at the registration desk.

Purchase orders are not accepted.

All fees must be paid in full on or before Friday, October 23, 2020. Attendees will not be admitted to the conference unless their registration is paid in full.

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:writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com

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 is cost more than if you register ahead of time.

May I register over the phone?
Please email us for now until we have an updated phone number.
 
How do I obtain a print out of my conference schedule?
Please refer to your initial confirmation email to log into 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: writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com. 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: writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com. 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 writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com after you have registered and we’ll make special arrangements, if necessary. Please note, all conference sessions are in English. We do not supply a translator but you are welcome to bring your own. The translator must also page the registration fee in order to attend.


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 writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com. 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 22, 2020.  Any transfers after that date should be completed on-site at the registration desk.
 
What is your cancellation policy?
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us at writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com by September 11, 2020. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. Refunds will not be made after this date.