Registration. Blue Pencils. Pitches. Venue.

Early Bird Registration of $139

Registration includes access to WCWF September 23 and 24, 2022. Registration includes Keynote Speaker, Workshops, Panels, WCWF Market Place, Door Prizes, Wine Tasting, and one Blue Pencil.

One Early Bird Registration

Please note Name of Participant Early bird price until June 30,2022 July 1, 2022 price increases to $159


Sorry–no refunds. The registration is however, fully transferrable. Please advise who the participant will be.

For E-Transfer Only in Canada:

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Price increases to $159 on July 01, 2022

What’s a Blue Pencil?

When you register, you’ll be asked to choose who’d you like to do a “Blue Pencil” with.

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Here’s how a blue pencil works: you provide (when/if requested by WCWF) to submit three pages of your writing that you’d like to discuss with a professional writer. This may be for feedback, or because you’re stuck, or perhaps you’ve got questions on you can make it better.

Not everyone is ready for this type of appointment and that’s okay. You don’t need to take the appointment.

Spots are limited and will be given at a first come first serve basis. After all appointments are full, a wait list will be established.

Do You Want to Pitch?

If you would like the opportunity to pitch your book, this year we have two options. Do your homework and look them up to make sure they’re a match for your kind of work. If you’d like to pitch your book to either PULP FICTION or PRAIRIE SOUL please indicate on your registration form.

JM Landels and Melanie Anastasiou: Pulp Literature Press

Interested in most genres including but not limited to mystery, science fiction & fantasy, and Historical fiction with stellar storytelling and world building

We do not accept children’s books, erotica, memoir, or non-fiction.

We’ve got a strong preference for books by and about underrepresented groups, and we love works with a feminist slant.

It should pass the Bechdel test. At the moment we are only accepting novels from Canadian authors, and we are hoping to see more from underrepresented writers.

Jim Jackson: Prairie Soul Press

Prairie Soul Press (formerly Kouros Publications) stands for truth, community and story.

We look to find and promote authors from the Canadian Prairies and elsewhere whose work speaks truth through a captivating story and who are plugged into their local writing communities.

We publish multiple genres, but focus on works dealing with mythology, cultural exploration and the craft of writing.

The Venue

WCWF has blocked off rooms for Festival goers. The price is $170/night for two queen beds.

The Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre.

Click on the link and call the hotel direct. Ask for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Rate.

September is a beautiful time in the Okanagan Valley. It is a time for the apple harvest and is also in the middle of the grape harvest throughout the Valley. The days are still warm, but the evenings begin to cool–a beautiful time to sit outside with a glass of wine and a book.

Make sure you follow the website so you don’t miss any information. Questions?