The persistence of the global pandemic has forced us to scale back our plans for the 2021 conference. In place of our usual in-person, week-long gathering, we’re delighted to announce our first-ever Porch Symposium. Starting at 7:00 p.m. (EST) each evening, June 16-18, we’ll offer master classes, panel discussions, literary readings by faculty and participants, and presentations by agents and editors on the current state of publishing. Click on the 2021 schedule for more information. 

Our next full-length conference will tentatively be June 12-18, 2022. If you applied and were accepted in 2020, send us an email at to let us know whether you’d like for us to hold a spot for you in 2022.