Welcome to Boldface, the only conference in the U.S.A. dedicated to emerging writers.

Join us in May for an event like no other.  Experience daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events, and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Attendees are invited to enter their work to the Robertson Prize – a competition specifically for Boldface attendees.   You can check out the 2017 Conference’s award winning entries in Volume #17 of Glass Mountain Magazine on sale here through Submittable.

Want to know what happens at Boldface?  Whet your appetite with a look at our 2017 Sample Boldface Program, meet our 2017 Faculty, and then make plans to join us in May 2018.


2018 Conference Dates:

May 21 – 25, 2018      | MD Anderson Library, University of Houston

Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018  | Early Bird Registration 

from Apr 26, 2018      | Regular Registration

 Registration Opens in January 2018!


Boldface 2017 Rates:

(for information only, 2018 rates may be subject to change)

Date Student Community Member
January 1 – April 25 $195 $295
April 26 – May 14 $295 $395
May 15 – May 23 $395 $495

For Group Registration, or to claim a Scholarship or Competition Winner’s Prize please email our Boldface Coordinator, Josie Mitchell at

Sign up during our Early Bird registration to take advantage of our lowest rates.

See you in May 2018!