SiWC 2012 Registration News

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From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy ChungHello!

Can you believe SiWC 2012 is less than five months away? You know what that means. Registration time is coming!

Registration opens June 6, 2012, at NOON Pacific time.

Registering early gives you first dibs at pitch and blue pencil appointments. Please note that some of these fill up very quickly.

Also, registering in June only gives you the chance to lock in LAST YEAR’s early bird prices for this year. Great deal, don’t you think?

Check out all the details on our registration page.

As you know if you’ve been following our blog, we’ve been introducing our exciting line-up of presenters over the last few weeks. Their bios are posted on our presenter page. This is the place to start your research if you’re unsure who’s the best agent for you to pitch or which author you’d like to meet for blue pencil. Remember, you are entitled to book one pitch and/or one blue pencil appointment at the time of registration. We never charge for appointments. Not ready to sit face-to-face with someone to talk about or pitch your work? No problem. You can simply skip that part of registration.

In the days between now and registration opening, specifics of our program and master classes will be posted our website. Keep checking back for details!

If you’re on Twitter, follow us @siwctweets to keep up on all our news. We have a great group of writers checking in on their progress using #thisdaywewrite, and conversation about this year’s conference uses #siwc2012. Not on Twitter? We’re on Facebook and of course you can visit our site, too.

Entries are already coming in for our 2012 writing contest. Don’t leave it to the last minute! Deadline is September 14, 2012. $4600 in prizes is up for grabs:

Questions? As always, you can use the contact form on our site to direct your question or simply email me at kathychung at siwc dot ca.

Happy writing!

~ Kathy
Kathy Chung
SiWC Conference Coordinator

The Surrey International Writers' Conference, held every October in British Columbia, is the most comprehensive conference of its kind in Canada. SiWC offers writers in all genres -- from beginners to experts -- the opportunity both to hone their craft and to expose their work to the international literary marketplace. For more information please visit