Chapter Events

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


Email chapterevents@rwa.org to submit your event.

Disclaimer: RWA includes contests, conferences, and online workshops from fully affiliated RWA chapters in good standing on RWA’s Chapter Events page. RWA chapters are separate legal entities. The inclusion of an RWA chapter contest, conference, online workshop, and/or speaker on the RWA website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by RWA in any way.



Contests

*Open to published authors **Open to published and unpublished authors

 

January Contests

 

The Rudy Contest 2023

Sponsor: Chesapeake Romance Writers
Fee: $20
Deadline: January 1st
Eligibility: story must be unpublished and include a romantic element/HEA (published/unpublished authors welcome)
Entry: first 20 pages + one-page synopsis
Categories: Historical, Paranormal+, Contemporary, Erotic, Suspense
Judges: 1st round peer judging, 2nd round industry professionals
FMI: https://www.chesapeakeromancewriters.com/

 

Conferences

No conferences have been submitted at this time.

 

Online Workshops 

 

November Online Workshops

 

Sense in Sensitivity (Readers)

Sponsor: AKRWA
Fee: free to AKRWA members; $10 to nonmembers
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 12-1 p.m. Alaska Time (4-5 p.m. Eastern Time)
Presenter: October K. Santerelli
FMI: https://akrwa.com/events

Disability and Inclusion: Happily Ever After for All, Writing Outside Your Lived Experiences

Sponsor: Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA)
Fee: $5, LARA members; $10, non-LARA members
Date: November 20, 2022 (Sunday), 10AM PDT
Presenter: Tracee Garner
FMI: https://www.lararwa.com/meetings/

 

December Online Workshops

 

The Early Gothic: Writing, Publishing and Revolution

Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: December 5–30, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Sam Hirst
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/tthe-early-gothic-writing-publishing-and-revolution-dec-22/ 

Using Backstory to Enhance Your Novel: Those Who Forget the Past

Sponsor: RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FF&P Member $25 / FF&P NonMember $35
Date: December 5–30, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI: https://ffprwa.com/backstory-to-enhance-your-novel/

Where Did I Put All My Tools?

Sponsor: RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FF&P Member $25 / FF&P NonMember $35
Date: December 5–30, 2022
Presenter: Mary Marvel
FMI: https://ffprwa.com/where-did-i-put-all-my-tools/

The Writers’ Golden Rule (Show Don’t Tell)

Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: December 5–30, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/the-writers-golden-rule-show-dont-tell-dec-22/ 

Writing for Anthologies

Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: December 5–30, 2022
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/writing-for-anthologies-dec-22/ 

 

 

To have your chapter's contest, conference, or online workshop included in the RWR and on this web page, please send the pertinent information (following the format above) to chapterevents@rwa.org


Disclaimer:
RWA includes contests, conferences, and online workshops from fully affiliated RWA chapters in good standing on RWA’s Chapter Events page. RWA chapters are separate legal entities. The inclusion of an RWA chapter contest, conference, online workshop, and/or speaker on the RWA website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by RWA in any way.