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    30th Flathead River Writers Conference

  • Evaluation appointments are now filled

    The lists for evaluation by Lynnette Novak and Suzanne Lyons are full. Additional requests have several options:

    • Be put on the waiting list for her. In this case, you would make a submission as if you were on the list. At the submission deadline, if space opens up (it usually does) the next submission on the waiting list would automatically be substituted.
    • Elect to submit to Editor Val Matthews.
    • Come to the conference without a formal evaluation. Attendees will have ample opportunity to talk with presenters.
    • Elect to have a full refund. If so, contact our Treasurer
  • Some things you might like to know


    Membership is not required to attend our conference.


    The Flathead River Writers Conference is an exclusive conference in its 31st year. For three decades, the conference has played host to high-profile authors, editors, agents, publishers, and other literary figures... and 2021 will not be an exception!


    The conference will take place Sept 30 through Oct 2 at the Flathead Valley Community College.


    Attendance is limited to the first 100 paid attendees.


    The Flathead River Writers Conference is sponsored by Authors of the Flathead. As a non-profit organization, Authors of the Flathead is able to offer unprecedented value. The conference offers three days of lectures and workshops at a low price.

  • First Impressions

    Attendees who are not meeting with either the agent or editor may submit a copy of the first page only of their manuscript for review by the First Impressions Panel. Pages are to be double-spaced with one inch margins without author name. As many anonymous submissions as time allows will be randomly selected and presented for verbal critique by the experts before the entire group at the end of the day on Sunday.


    If you'd like a chance to particpate in the 1st first impressions critique, be prepared to upload a copy of your manuscript submissions.

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