Registration is now open! The registration fee covers entrance to the conference and all meal functions and on-site activities. Registrations are
final – no refunds.
Not included: Bus trip to The Sixth Floor Museum, writing competition fees, Mayborn book set, meetings with literary agents, hotel accommodations and additional dinner tickets. Fees are listed below. Some students may qualify for student awards to attend the conference. NOTE: If you choose to register yourself and a
guest for the entire conference, you must complete a separate registration for both individuals.
March 15 – 31
April 1 – June 30
July 1 – July 12
You must register for the conference to enter. You can submit more than one entry to each contest though each will incur an entry fee.
Reported Narrative Fee
Personal Essay Fee
Book Manuscript Fee
Literary Agents Sessions
Close Encounters of
the Literary Kind
A 15 minute personal appointment with a literary agent Saturday morning or afternoon. Includes admission to the session below – Unveiling the Mystery.
Unveiling the Mystery: Writing, editing, and Publishing for the Literary Market
This one-hour session is for attendees to learn the ins and outs of being published from four literary agents and a book editor. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19 at 4:30 p.m.
You may purchase any one or more of these items for yourself or guest. Please be aware that if you pay the full registration fee, your meals are included.
Friday Night, July 19 —
Southwest Soiree with Susan Orlean: Cash bar - buffet dinner.
Saturday Night, July 20 —
Literary Lights Dinner with Rick Atkinson: Cash bar - seated meal.
Book Set — Ten Spurs
and MAYBORN magazine.
The Sixth Floor Museum