• Once I’ve registered for the conference, do I have to pre-register for the daily workshops or can I just attend any or all as I please?

  • Are the daily panels and nightly readings/concerts/keynote addresses included in my registration fee?

  • I opted for the manuscript consultation with one of the presenters. When do I meet with him/her? 

  • I opted for the manuscript consultation with one of the presenters. According to your guidelines, my manuscript cannot exceed 10 doubled-spaced pages (with a font size of 12 and standard margins). My manuscript is longer than 10 pages. In fact, it's a novel/memoir. Can I submit my entire manuscript?

  • Are any meals included in the conference fee? 


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  • What is BIG ARTS? How do I get there?

  • Do the conference organizers provide transportation to and from hotels and BIG ARTS?

  • Do I have to stay at a certain hotel?

  • Where should I park at BIG ARTS?


  • Can anyone attend the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, or are there certain requirements (e.g. a certain number of publications, an MFA in Creative Writing, job experience, a writing sample, etc.)?

  • Is there a dress code? 

  •  Are minors permitted to attend the conference?

  • Will I be able to buy copies of the authors' books at the conference?

  • I'm a published author and wonder if the bookstore could sell my books during the conference as well. Is that possible?

  • I’m a college student. I heard that there’s a 3-credit class attached to the conference. Is that true?

  • Will I be able to get my books signed? 

  • Should I bring a writing sample to the general craft workshops I plan to attend?

  • Will commemorative merchandise be available at the conference? 

  • Can I submit suggestions for future conferences—you know, classes I'd like to see offered, or authors you might want to invite?

  •  Are the evening events free and open to the public?

  •  Are the public readings suitable for all ages?

  • Where can I make a donation to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference?

  • I have other questions that aren't addressed here. Who can I contact?