2021 Dates are May 10-May 17!

UPDATE ON HOUSING April 10: We have two extra shared rooms in local homes for anyone looking for accommodations! The Earlybird price is $1899 for full conference and housing but feel free to inquire about rates by contacting us directly with inquiries at

We are in full-stride for 2021, and will go above and beyond to ensure your safety. You will find options below for both Face-to-Face and Remote options for 2021. Help us to ensure we have a 2022 by enrolling today.

Conference Registration (Face-to-Face):

See REMOTE OPTIONS at bottom of page

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Housing NOT INCLUDED, but inquire about options)

Face-to-Face. This option allows attendees to find their own housing yet enjoy all that the LWC has to offer: seminars, readings, beach bonfire, shrimp boil, sunset receptions, and includes a workshop in a chosen genre. Seats are limited, so register today. This option for 2021 is discounted 20%. We do currently have two rooms for those looking for lodging! Please inquire.


All-Access CONFERENCE PASS (no workshop)

Face-to-Face. This option provides access to all that the LWC has to offer: seminars, readings, beach bonfire, shrimp boil, sunset receptions, BUT DOES NOT include housing and DOES NOT INCLUDE WORKSHOPS or the option to have your work critiqued. This is perfect for those who just want to experience our conference and social events without the pressure of having your writing evaluated in a writing workshop.



Face-to-Face OR Remote: This option gives you access to ALL seminars (you get 8+ for the price of just over four) being offered by agents, writers, faculty over the course of the week. This is a perfect option for those who want to learn more about the craft of writing and the publishing industry, but who might not be able to attend all the evening events and are not interested in having their own creative writing critiqued in workshop. Beach bonfire and Seafood Boil not included (see All-Access Conference Pass)


Registration Options for REMOTE ZOOM:

REMOTE Full Conference with Workshops in Prose or Poetry

If you are unable to travel but still want to experience the special nature of Longleaf? Please join us remotely by ZOOM! You will have access to workshops and seminars via live zoom, as well as our nightly readings. Please email directly with your genre after arranging payment.


REMOTE Workshop ONLY: Choose from Prose or Poetry

If you are unable to travel but still want to experience the special nature of Longleaf? Please join us remotely by ZOOM! You will have access to one week of workshop for each workshop purchase. Seminars and other events not included (see Remote Full Conference option above).


F-2-F OR REMOTE: Individual Seminar Pass(es)

Face-to-Face OR Remote: Longleaf is one of the few writing conferences open to the public, and we offer a number of options for our daily seminars. Please see our schedule and then purchase your pass(es) here or at the venue. You may select more than one from our calendar or try the ALL ACCESS PASS above for seminars. Also, feel free to join us for any of our free events (author readings and signings at Sundog Books). You may purchase here for both Face to Face and REMOTE options. You will receive a entrance code for Zoom seminar access.


Beach Bonfire and/or our Seafood Boil

Join us for food and drinks and community. Help us celebrate LWC at either (or both) of these major events! $99 is our suggested donation, but this is part of our yearly fund-raising effort.


Feel free to contact us directly with questions or issues with payment at

The small print: As a reminder, all payments for full enrollment with housing (F2F) cannot be refunded after April 1st (it is likely that the reservation will not be filled, which costs the conference substantial losses). We also cannot offer a refund for full registration (F2F) without housing after April 10th (it is unlikely that we would be able to fill that workshop spot, which also costs us dearly). Thank you for being conscientious of this situation. There will be a service fee for refunds before that date ($200 for registrations with housing, $100 for registrations without housing and conference registration without workshops). All other sales are final. COVID-19 (and any and all full conference cancellations instigated by the LWC): we offer full refunds in the case of our conference being canceled and if we are forced to go remote we will offer you a cancellation or changes to your enrollment options. 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 onsite as well. The smaller small print? We will do everything we can to be fair, but every penny we lose due to late cancellations mean loss of opportunities for other writers and impacts our ability to offer financial aid year to year.

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You can donate directly to the Longleaf Educational Services (our 501 non-profit) by going to Paypal and submitting a donation of any amount to our account email: or by sending a check to: Longleaf Educational Services 539 Fanny Ann Way Freeport, FL 32439