Our fundraising campaign is now closed, and we’re pleased to report that not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it! By a lot.
Our goal was $8,000 — but we ended the campaign with $17,705!
Of that, 82% is going to our professional critiquers for their expertise, time and services, 4% will cover Stripe and PayPal fees, 4% will cover website costs and other conference expenses, and the remaining 10% will go toward compensating our more than 100 talented speakers and hardworking organizers for all the time that goes into producing a conference like this.
A huge, massive, sparkly THANK YOU to all 440 campaign contributors, and to the rest of you who helped spread the word. We’re thrilled to have so many of you signed up for the conference already, and we’re eagerly looking forward to welcoming you to it come February!
If you gave to the campaign, you still have access to all our extra perks via your dashboard. This includes coupons, a desktop wallpaper, and last year’s conference content.
If you (or a writer friend) missed out on our campaign, never fear — while the critiques are no longer available, you can still sign up for the conference.
But let’s not forget: if you helped the fundraiser, you also got entered into our massive raffle! Here’s the list of offers — and winners!
- Control, Catalyst, Novemeber Girl and some sweet swag from Lydia Kang — Congrats, Fleur!
- Noah Can’t Even signed by Simon James Green — Congrats, Clay!
- Writing Irresistible KidLit signed by Mary Kole — Congrats, Carrie!
- Even the Darkest Stars signed (plus a bookmark!) by Heather Fawcett — Congrats, Angela!
- Signed picture book by Jess Keating — Congrats, Lisa!
- Beyond the Red signed (plus a bookmark!) by Ava Jae — Congrats, Tana!
- Starfish signed by Akemi Dawn Bowman — Congrats, Jane!
- Daughter of Dusk and swag by Livia Blackburne — Congrats, Mia!
- The Hero is You signed by Kendra Levin — Congrats, Sarah!
- Query Critique from Carlisle Webber — Congrats, Christina!
- ARC of These Rebel Waves and signed swag by Sara Raasch — Congrats, Margie!
- The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall — Congrats, Shem!
- ARC of Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne — Congrats, Kira!
- Once Upon a Crime books and swag by Tiffany Schmidt — Congrats, D.!
- Query Critique from Kelly van Sant — Congrats, Amanda!
- Query Critique from Eric Smith — Congrats, Rebecca!
- Query Critique from Eric Smith — Congrats, Michelle!
- Query Critique from Eric Smith — Congrats, Angela!
- Three books (winner’s choice) by Charlie Holmberg — Congrats, Kristine!
- Signed picture book by Josh Funk — Congrats, Paulette!
- Signed picture book by Josh Funk — Congrats, Christina!
- Signed picture book by Josh Funk — Congrats, S.!
- Fill Your Paper mug and notebook from our swag shop — Congrats, Joan!
- WriteOnCon mug and notebook from our swag shop — Congrats, K.!
- Two picture books by Lindsay Ward — Congrats, Lauren!
- Two picture books by Lindsay Ward — Congrats, Connie!
- Renegade, Revelations, and Rebellion by J. A. Souders — Congrats, Shelly!
- Feather Bound and Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley — Congrats, Flor!
- Blurred, Tarnished, and Atlantis Rising from Entangled Teen — Congrats, Layne!
- The Book of Ivy, Flayed, and Life After Juliet from Entangled Teen — Congrats, Hillary!
- Violet Grenade, Lost Girls, and Never Apart from Entangled Teen — Congrats, Juliana!
- Now Novel Character Course – Congrats, Alessandra!
- Now Novel Character Course – Congrats, Grace!
- Now Novel Character Course – Congrats, Andrea!
- Now Novel Character Course – Congrats, Sarah!
- Now Novel Lifetime Membership – Congrats, Alicia!
- Now Novel Lifetime Membership – Congrats, Megan!
Winners, you should already have received an email from us with the details about your prize. Thank you once again for your support?
We’ll be holding another raffle for people who register the regular way (with winners drawn at the end of the conference). So if you haven’t yet, sign up now!