Board of Directors Elections Information

Every August, RWA conducts an annual election of the Board of Directors. (The Board year begins on September 1 and ends August 31.)

Members interested in running for a Board position must declare their intent to run, in writing, by July 10 each year. Declarations or questions on running for the Board of Directors may be sent to

Required candidate documentation:
  • signed Election Certification Form;
  • biography of not more than 100 words;
  • a photograph (optional);
  • proof of credentials (proof of serious pursuit of a writing career—PRO or Golden Heart entry; if claim publication, then must submit copyright information on an Eligible Novel or proof of RITA entry. Other proof required of President-Elect and Treasurer candidates.); and
  • a current signed Director Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.
Required documentation must be submitted by July 20.

On August 16, the RWA election coordinator, Survey & Ballot Systems, will send eligible members their voting information. Please make sure to white list to ensure the elections email arrives safely in your email inbox. If you do not receive your election email by August 17, please contact

Election results are announced and the Board takes office on September 1.

For more information, email