Quill's Conference

August 13-16, 2020

Registration is open!

Visit the conference website for full details

including guests, programming, and scholarship opportunities


Pre-registration closes August 1 and includes 10 days of early access to pre-recorded content

~ Virtual Event Details ~

The Quills Conference is a professional writer's weekend set in the beautiful mountains of Utah. Come learn from industry professionals what you need to be successful in writing and publishing. Whether you're looking for traditional publishing or exploring indie publishing, find insider tips from top professionals.

2020 Keynotes: Jonathan Maberry, Cat Rambo, and Linda Addison

We will have a conference with amazing talent including:

  • Pre-recorded classes to fill two full days

  • Streamed keynote addresses

  • A live stream of the annual Awards Ceremony 

  • Digital copy of the 85th anniversary Anthology

Cost: $110 for members / $150 for general public. Register for “Basic Conference” when you sign up (below).

There is also the option for an expanded line-up of LIVE and interactive 3-hour workshops, a dozen spread out over the conference. One low fee gets you full all the classes and streaming of the Basic Conference plus full access to attend as many of the live classes you can with multiple choices available all four days. 
Cost: $175 for members / $215 for general public. Register for “Full Conference” when you sign up (below)

We will offer pitches with agents and editors in a virtual one-on-one settings at an additional cost. These tickets will be available once we have worked out both who is still able to participate in the virtual/distance model and the details for how to facilitate it through technology. We will make announcements when those details are available, including emailing registrants updates as they come.

We also have contingency plans in case the next three months see significant changes in the state of the world and the pandemic response. If it is allowed by State and Local government and public health officials to hold a gathering of such magnitude as our Quills Conference, we still have access to the University Park Marriott as originally planned. If this happens, we would first and foremost hope to hold our Awards Banquet and sell meal tickets at that time with further expansion based on the availability of our presenters and travel restrictions. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly whenever possible.

This year, with our theme of Community, Opportunity, Excellence to celebrate the long and rich history of our organization, we are grateful for all of you who make up this great community. We hope you choose to join us if you are able. Here’s to 85 more years!

Registration is now open!

Visit the conference website for full details