2019 Conference May 11-May 18!

Workshops are filling up fast, so enroll today! Are you a local writer or someone who wants to dabble and you want to try us out? Check out our A LA CARTE page for other purchase options. Feel free to contact us directly with questions or issues with payment at

Full Registration with NO HOUSING

Deadline is May 1st, but our workshops are filling fast so register today! This registration gives you full access to a week of all of our programs, events, readings, receptions, etc., along with enrollment in our workshops. In short, this registration gives you all we can offer and allows you to find your own housing! Join us on the beach for bonfire readings and chat with all of our major writers in a tight community of artists! 10% discount for any referrals that end in a purchase--emails us to ask us how.


CONSIDER Direct Bank to Bank Payment options below for these products (no fees).

Conference Registration with NO WORKSHOP, NO HOUSING

No deadline; register for this option right up to the conference dates! This option gives those writers and lovers of literature the ability to attend all we offer but does not require a workshop presence. This is great for those attendees who want to see and experience all we offer, but don't want to have their work critiqued in a workshop. This includes all seminars, sunset receptions, readings, bonfire party, seafood boil, etc.!


Missed an opportunity to apply for our scholarships or fellowships? Don’t forget to apply for the AWP Kurt Brown Award which ends in late March every year!

The small print: As a reminder, all payments for full enrollment with housing cannot be refunded after April 1st (it is likely that spot will not be filled, which costs the conference substantial losses). We also cannot offer a refund for full registration without housing after April 20th (it is unlikely that we would be able to fill that workshop spot, which also costs us dearly). Thank you for being conscientious of our situation. There will be a service fee for refunds before that date ($200 for registrations with housing, $100 for registrations without housing). All other sales are final. All a la carte options are first-come, first-serve, but will remain open throughout the conference.  All payments should go through our online portal if possible, and during the actual conference, we will be able to accept payment on site as well.   

The Longleaf Writers Conference is a 501(c)3 non-profit and as such we use personal funds, generous donations, fees, etc., in order to provide our fellowships, scholarships, outreach programs, and generous housing and features to our conference. That said, we always are looking to expand all of our programs. Your donation, no matter how large or how small, will help us to achieve​ our dreams for the LWC! For direct bank transfers without Paypal fees, simply email us at and we will arrange it!


Deadlines for our fellowships and scholarship have passed! Subscribe to our mailing list to the right to be automatically notified when we open up applications again in October.

Please follow these links to our submittable account for more details about our fellowships and scholarships and plan to apply for 2020:

Baker Veterans Scholarship

Longleaf Fellowships in CNF, Poetry, Fiction

We follow the CLMP Code of Ethics in our selection process

CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

Scholarship and Fellowship Process & Guidelines

Judging for our financial aid awards:  submissions are blind read (no identifying material included with submissions) and scored by 2-3 guest judges selected from previous LWC fellows, scholars, editors. Each applicant submission gets at least two individual readers. Conference directors then compile scores and select a winner, a runner-up, and a number of finalists from that group. Directors do not score or judge; they are only there to ensure that the finalists and winners are eligible for the financial aid awards. Judges change on a yearly basis, so keep trying.

Conflicts of Interest: Similar to most editorial policies, students, faculty, staff, and administrators currently affiliated with Longleaf Writers Conference are ineligible for consideration or publication. Additionally, intimate friends, relatives, colleagues, and former or current students of a judge cannot be scored by that judge and will be passed along to another judge.