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Unlock the door to the world of traditional publishing and set yourself up for success!

Get the tools you need to successfully traditionally publish a romance novel. This one-of-a-kind, two-day virtual mini conference is dedicated to romance writers unfamiliar with, interested in, or need help navigating the path of traditional publishing.

Important Information

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 – Sunday, January 22, 2023
Where: Zoom; log in via your computer or smart device
Registration: $299, RWA Members; $349, Non-RWA Members

Registration is now open! Registration closes January 20, 2023, or when spots are gone.

All registered attendees will have access to the recordings for a period of six months.

Featured Speakers

Priscilla Oliveras, author, keynote
Sonali Dev, author
Leticia Gomez, editorial director, Dafina (Kensington Books)
Candace Havens, author
Athena W. Hernandez, author
Leah Hultenschmidt, Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Peggy Jaeger, author
Michelle Klayman, Boroughs Publishing Group
Thien-Kim Lam, author
LaQuette, author
La Sheera Lee, agent, SBR Media
Mia P. Manansala, author and book coach
Jode Millman, author and IP attorney
Ella Quinn, author
A.M. Roark, author
Reese Ryan, author
Naima Simone, author
Leslie Truex, agent, Blue Ridge Agency
...and more!

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Workshop Topics

Understanding Publishing Lines: Write a manuscript that fits!
Do the Research: Agents' and Editors' wishlist and submission guidelines
Writing a Query Letter, Blurb, and Logline, oh my!
Mostly Painless Synopsis Writing
The Best Pitches
How Many No’s Before I Got a Yes
Copyrights and Contracts
From Contract to Bookshelf
Marketing for Traditional Authors
Public Relations for Traditional Authors

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Registration Fee

Members and non-members are welcome to attend the Traditional Author Weekend. If you're not a member yet, join today and save $50 on your registration! (Note: membership takes one full business day to process.)

  • Members: $299
  • Non-Members: $349

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds will be processed for registrants who provide documentation to prove they were unable to attend the Traditional Author Weekend due to serious illness or death of registrant or the registrant's immediate family member, or registrant’s inability to attend due to natural disasters, war, government regulations, or acts of terrorism. With written proof, full fees less a $50 processing fee shall be refunded.

No refunds will be given after January 20, 2023.

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