Chapter Events

View events hosted by RWA chapters. Looking for more chapter contests, workshops, and events? Click the links below to see what RWA's chapters are offering in the coming months.


 

Chapter: SVR 2020 Meetings

Begin Date: 11/01/2019
End Date: 12/31/2020
Location:
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Meetings are held online via Zoom. Please email SacValleyRoseInfo@gmail.com for ID and Password information to participate.

Chapter: SRW 2020 Chapter Meetings

Begin Date: 01/01/2020
End Date: 12/31/2020
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Chapter Gateway Testing

Begin Date: 01/01/2020
End Date: 01/31/2021
Location:
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Event used to test a chapters payment gateway.

Chapter: AKRWA 2020 Midnight Sun Cover Contest

Begin Date: 08/01/2020
End Date: 09/01/2020
Location:
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Enter this published author contest today!

 

Chapter: HCRW Blast off Beginnings

Begin Date: 08/05/2020
End Date: 08/30/2020
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Blastoff Beginnings: Writing Opening Chapters That Take Readers along for the Ride In this month-long online class, New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight discusses how to write a beginning that will have readers clicking the BUY button.

 

Chapter: HCRW Writing Romantic Scifi, Fantasy and Horror

Begin Date: 09/02/2020
End Date: 09/27/2020
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Love is Universal - Even for Monsters! Have you ever wanted to write in the Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror genre but you just aren’t sure how to meld romance and the other elements necessary to satisfy the readers of those speculative genres? Have

Chapter: RWF Writer Wellness

Begin Date: 09/14/2020
End Date: 09/25/2020
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Good self-care is the new multi-vitamin! Writers should still take a multi-vitamin, and Writer Wellness is a complimentary plan to help you stay on target for writing and life. WW is a lifestyle technique for anyone who loves to create with activities to

Chapter: RWF From Giggle to Snort to LOL

Begin Date: 10/05/2020
End Date: 10/16/2020
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Kilpatrick will walk you through some of the strategies she uses to make her fiction funny. Learn a strategy every few days and try your hand and punching up your prose with punch lines!

Chapter: HCRW How to Write a Successful Holiday Romance

Begin Date: 10/07/2020
End Date: 10/25/2020
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What is the hype with Holiday Romances? Have you ever wondered why so many people write them Holiday Romances? Or why there are so many people that read them? This year alone Hallmark will come out with over One hundred and twenty new Holiday Romance Movi

Chapter: HCRW Hearts & Handcuffs

Begin Date: 11/04/2020
End Date: 11/26/2020
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Readers love cops, but writing believable police and sheriff’s officers can be difficult if you don’t know the procedures cops use to defend themselves and investigate crimes. In this workshop, New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight and her husba

 

Chapter Events and Contests

Local RWA chapters offer a number of conferences, contests, and workshops. Listed below are the chapter contests and conferences scheduled for the coming months.

Please submit all contest, conference, and workshop announcements to chapterevents@rwa.org. A response will be sent via return email. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please follow up. Thank you!

Deadline and format instructions are provided at the end of the column below. Please also send notification of broken or incorrect links to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!

Updated 08/04/2020


Contests

*Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors  


August Contests


The Big Apple Contest
Sponsor: Romance Writers of America New York City, Inc.
Fee: $20-RWA/NYC Members; $25-RWA Members; $30-Non-RWA Members
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Eligibility: Published and unpublished authors of all subgenres of romantic fiction.
Entry: The first chapter (maximum of 25 pages) of an unpublished romance.
Judges: Romance authors and readers
Final Judge: Steven Zacharius, Chairman, President & CEO of Kensington Books
Top Prize: $50
FMI: http://www.rwanyc.com/contest.html

2020 Pages From the Heart Contest
Sponsor: From the Heart Romance Writers
Fee:  $21 FTHRW members, $26 RWA members, $16 for subsequent entries.
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Eligibility: Open to published and unpublished authors. The entry must not be contracted, previously published or printed in any form prior to August 31, 2020.
Entry: The first 5,000 words of your original, unpublished, and uncontracted work-in-progress or completed manuscript.
Categories: Historical, Long Contemporary, Short contemporary, Paranormal/Futuristic/Time Travel, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, & Young Adult.
Judges: Three first-round judges per entry.
Final Judges: Finalists from each category will be judged by two industry professionals.
Top Prize: Cash prizes for all finalists
FMI: please visit the From the Heart Romance Writers website for contest rules and additional information. http://fthrw.com/pages-from-the-heart-contest

2020 Rocky Mountain Cover Contest for Published Authors
Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
Fee: $15
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Entry: Send a .jpg (no exceptions) of your book cover art with an original copyright date from June 2019 through 2020, eleven categories.
Judges: romance readers and authors.
FMI: go to https://coloradoromancewriters.com/
 

Conferences

No conferences reported at this time.

Online Workshops


August Online Workshops


Self-Publishing “Where the Heck Do I Start?”
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: August 1–28, 2020
Presenter: Kathryn Jane
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/
 
Website Tips & Tricks – 15 Lessons to Supercharge Your Author Website
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: August 1–28, 2020
Presenter: Barb Drozdowich
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

How Clothes Worked
Sponsor: The Beau Monde Chapter's Regency Academe
Fee: $25–30
Date: August 1–30, 2020
Presenter: Isobel Carr
FMI, https://thebeaumonde.com/resources/academe/

Characterization: Making Strengths and Weaknesses Work for You (or No More Mary Sues!)
Sponsor: Central Ohio Fiction Writers
Fee: $25, COFW members; $30, RWA members; $35 for all others
Date: August 1–31, 2020
Presenter: Linnea Sinclair
FMI, Cofwevents.org

Get More Done: Time Management for Authors
Sponsor: RWA Online Chapter #136
Fee: $15
Date: August 3–14
Presenter: Mary E. Thompson
FMI, https://rwaonlinechapter.org/

Adapting Your Novel for the Screen
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: August 3–28, 2020
Presenter: Ines Johnson
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

Feminism in Romance
Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members / $25 RWA Members / $35 Non-RWA Members
Date: August 3–28, 2020
Presenter: Kilby Blades
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

Keeping Secrets and Crating Suspense
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25| Non-Member $35
Date: August 3–31, 2020
Presenter: Jeffe Kennedy
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#AUG4

POV: It’s Not Just A Point Of View
Sponsor: Yosemite Romance Writers
Fee: $20 YRW Members/$25 non-members
Date: Aug. 3 - 31
Presenter: Shannon Donnelly
FMI: www.yosemiteromancewriters.com/workshops

Self-Editing
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25| Non-Member $35
Date: August 3–31, 2020
Presenter: Kathryn Jane
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#AUG3.

Write Now, Get it Started and Get it Written Part 3
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $45| Non-Member $55
Date: August 3–31, 2020
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#AUG1.

Writing the Aviation Crash Investigator
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members / $30 Non Members
Date: August 4–31, 2020
Presenter: Tim Gift
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

Writing Thrillers and Other Dangerous Novels from Idea Up
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members / $30 Non Members
Date: August 4–31, 2020
Presenter: Julie Rowe
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

The Critical Lens
Sponsor: Missouri Romance Writers of America
Fee: $0, MORWA members (active as of July 1); $30, non-members
Date: August 15, 2020, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CT)
Presenter: LaQuette
FMI, https://www.morwa.org/wp/calendar/



CONTEST FORMAT: Contest Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Fee
Deadline
Eligibility
Entry
Categories
Judges
Final Judges
Top Prize
FMI (entry form, rules, score sheet, contact, Web site info)

CONFERENCE FORMAT:
Conference Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Location (place, city, state)
Fee
Date
Speakers [up to five individuals (authors, agents, editors, specialists, etc.), also indicate which ONE speaker is to be featured in the RWR]
Publishing Houses (house names only, no additional individual editor names)
Agencies (agency names only, no additional individual agent names)
Conference Features (workshops, multi-track, panels, appointments, critiques, awards, book fair/signing, raffles)
FMI (contact, website info)

WORKSHOP FORMAT (FOR INTENSIVE, HANDS-ON, SINGLE-TOPIC, OR SINGLE-SPEAKER CONFERENCES):
Workshop Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Location (place, city, state)
Fee
Date
Presenter
Topic
Workshop Features (critiques, book fair/signing)
FMI (contact, website info)

ONLINE WORKSHOP FORMAT:
Online Workshop Name
Sponsor (chapter name)
Fee
Date
Presenter
FMI (contact, website info)

Deadlines


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July/August/September August June April 1
August/September/October September July May 1
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November/December/January December October August 1
December/January/February January November September 1
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Deadlines are firm. Please follow the formats at the end of the website listings, not in the abbreviated RWR listings. Email submissions confirmed by reply—if no reply is received in 48 hours, please resend or follow up. Send to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!