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Frequently Asked Questions

What platforms will the conference be using?

All our conference programming will occur on Zoom, including our three Master Classes, our workshops, the agent and editor panel, Pitchfest, pitch appointments, the happy hour social, and writing sprints.


We also have a closed Facebook page to allow attendees to connect, share resources, and receive any last-minute communication about the conference.

Do I need to join the Facebook Group to attend ECWC?

While you do not need to join the 2021 Emerald City Writers' Conference Attendees Facebook group to attend the conference, we will have instructions, downloads, helpful tips, any last-minute changes, and social time on the page.  Joining the group is designed to enhance your conference experience.

Can I participate if I don’t use Facebook?

Yes, absolutely. You’ll miss out on the networking, but if you let us know that you won’t be on Facebook, we can add you to a list of people who need to receive emails for any last-minute communication. Please notify us if this applies to you.

What if I register and then can’t attend?

Conference refunds will be made, less a $25 processing fee, until September 15, 2021. Requests for refunds made between September 16, 2021, and October 1, 2021, will be made, less a $50 processing fee. Refunds requested after October 1, 2021, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Note: Registrations are not transferable.

I received the invitation to join the Facebook group and it says, “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.”  What should I do?

Most likely you are seeing this because the email that you are using for registration is not the same email that you use for Facebook. Contact our registration chair through the below form with the name you used to register and the email address you use for Facebook so that we can invite you to the group.

What can I do if I registered but closed the PayPal page before making the payment?

You can send the registration fee through PayPal to to complete your payment.

I would like to contribute to next year’s scholarship fund for ECWC.  Where can I send this donation?

You can make a payment to the scholarship fund through PayPal to and make a note that it is for the ECWC scholarship fund.

I registered, but haven’t received my confirmation yet.  What should I do?

Please allow three to five days for us to process your payment and get your registration in order. Also, please double-check to make sure that the email wasn't accidentally filtered into your "Junk" folder.  If after five days you haven’t heard from us, please contact our ECWC Registration Chair through the below form.

Do I need to pay extra for the Master Classes or pitching appointments?

In previous years, Master Classes cost extra for attendees. However, Master Classes are included in the price of conference due to our online format. As in the past, pitch appointments are included in the conference price.

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