We understand that even a small admission price can put attending WriteOnCon out of reach for some people. This year we made it possible for other attendees to sponsor a ticket for writers in need. Thanks to their generosity, nearly two dozen deserving writers will get the chance to attend!
How It Works
- Generous WriteOnCon attendees have opted to buy a ticket on behalf of another writer who needs it. (Done!)
- Applicants submit their name, email, and a brief statement (“What would attending WriteOnCon 2020 mean to you?”) using the form embedded below.
- WriteOnCon staff will use a randomizer to select recipients. Their statements will be read to confirm that they are eligible.
- WriteOnCon staff will notify recipients between February 11-13, 2020, and will apply the standard Full admission to each recipient’s new or existing WriteOnCon.org account.
- Recipients get to attend the conference LIVE from February 21-23, 2020, and will have access to all content until March 1, 2020.
This is a need-based giveaway. You are eligible to apply if you are unable to purchase admission for yourself for any reason. This may include, but is not limited to, tight budget, lack of funds, or lack of credit card access. We will not ask for proof of your situation. However, please offer a brief explanation of your reason for applying; this does not need to be detailed or personal.
In your application, we ask for 75-100 words about what attending WriteOnCon 2020 would mean to you. Please tell us 1) Why you want to attend, and 2) Your reason for applying for these sponsorships. Please note that we will not be “judging” anyone’s response as better than anyone else’s. The recipients will be chosen at random, and the statements used as a confirmation that you are eligible.
If you’re not eligible for this giveaway, don’t despair! We’ll be running other giveaways, as well. To hear about them, join our mailing list or follow us on social media.
- Your identity will not be posted publicly.
- Nothing on your account will mark you out as different from other attendees.
- If you are awarded a sponsorship and would like to upgrade your ticket you may do so at the regular upgrade pricing (eg. upgrading from your sponsored Full Admission to Time Traveler would be $10).
Dates to Remember
- Applications Open: Mon Jan 27th
- Applications Close: 11:59 pm PST, Mon Feb 10th
- Recipients chosen & contacted: Feb 11-13
- WriteOnCon 2020 is LIVE: Feb 21-23
- Access for sponsorship recipients ends: Sun Mar 1
A big thank you to all the attendees who sponsored a ticket for a fellow writer. You made this initiative possible.