• AUGUST 17-20, 2023



What's your cancellation policy?

Registrants will have until June 19, 2023 to cancel their registration less the $100 cancellation fee. Please contact us at writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com to inform us of the cancellation. All refunds will be made back to the original credit card used to register. Refunds after June 19, 2023, will not be made. 

I registered online but now I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to another person?

I registered online but now I can't attend, can I transfer my registration to another person?
If you need to transfer your registration to another person, people contact us at: writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com.

Do you accommodate special needs?

Yes! If you have a special need, please email writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com.

Can I change my pitch slam time?

Please contact us at: writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com and we will check availability in another time slot for you.

How do I change my session selections?

You can log into your registration and change your selections if you'd like. Please refer to your initial confirmation email to log into your account.

Do I have to attend the session I pre-selected?

No, you do not have to attend breakout sessions you selected within registration. It does help for planning purposes put the most popular sessions in the largest rooms so we encourage you to make selections based on what you think you may want to attend. You will receive recordings of most of the sessions included in your registration level about two weeks after the conference.

If you selected a pre-conference workshop, you do need to attend only the workshop you selected.

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: writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com.  Please include your name, email address, or confirmation number in your email request.

How do I contact the Writer's Digest Annual Conference?

Please feel free to contact the Writer's Digest Annual Conference Staff with any questions at writersdigestconference@aimmedia.com. It's the best way to reach us and we can always set up a phone call after an initial email. 

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.

WD has not raised the main conference registration or workshop prices since 2016. We did include a slight $50 increase this year. The cost to put on the conference has increased every year and we've held off as long as possible. There is a $30 increase to our full-day workshop prices.

Another question WD often receives is why don't you include more meals? In order to do this, we would have to significantly raise the price and that's not something we want to do. The cheapest lunch option as part of the Hilton's Food and Beverage menu that we are required to use is a boxed lunch (a sandwich, chips, an apple, and brownie/cookie). The cost to us for a boxed lunch is about $100. WD thinks you can get a much better value outside of the hotel or even in the hotel lobby compared to that price. And yes, even coffee is expensive at over $150 a gallon which comes out to about $11 for a cup of regular coffee. Wd tries to be as price sensitive as possible for your sake and ours!

Who should attend Writer's Digest Annual Conference?

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference is for literary writers of all experience levels. Published, unpublished, or self-published, fiction or non-fiction—there is a lot offered here to help you master your craft and become a successful writer!

Where is the conference taking place?

Writer's Digest Annual Conference is being held at the Hilton New York Midtown in New York City.

1335 6th Ave

New York, NY 10019

When is Writer's Digest Annual Conference?

The conference will be held in person in New York City at the Hilton New York Midtown. The conference will take place on Thursday, August 17 - Sunday, August 20, 2023. Thursday, August 17 is our pre-conference workshop day. 

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