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. 

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.