what happens if I need to cancel my registration?
All cancellations, including add-ons, are subject to a 20% administration fee through April 16th.
After April 17th, if you have someone purchasing your registration, there will be a $60 transfer fee to cover the costs of reprinting badges and changing meal options (meal changes not guaranteed). You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to request a cancellation.
First chapter entries are nonrefundable and nontransferable, per the guidelines on the first chapter contest page.
Consults with agents are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Intensives are nonrefundable.
Whitney tickets are nonrefundable.
What if I need to cancel my consult with an agent?
You may cancel if you no longer wish to attend, but unfortunately, Agent/Editor Consults are NONREFUNDABLE. Please contact our agent/editor coordinators at email@example.com for specific questions regarding your consult with an agent.
Why are the agents/editor critiques nonrefundable?
As soon as someone registers (pays) for those sessions, we have people working in the background. Time and effort are put into those slots immediately. We very often have MANY cancellations in the final couple of weeks before the conference – after our committee members have worked hard on the schedule, and adding new people causes issues for registration. Our agents travel long distances to our conference, and we need to make it worth their while. Due to the attendees on agent and editor wait lists, we can’t allow an attendee to give their spot to a friend.