RWA2018 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for RWA2018 is now open!

We invite you to Rethink, Revitalize, and Renew your writing career at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, July 18–21. This year, we've put our theme in action to bring you brand-new opportunities and events, plus an inspiring speaker lineup! Join us and 2,000 of your fellow romance writers and industry professionals as we celebrate the romance genre and the amazing people in it.

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Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Shelly Laurenston

RITA Awards Emcee: Erica Ridley

Golden Heart Awards Emcee: Pintip Dunn

Librarians Day Luncheon Speaker: Sonali Dev


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Need an organizational boost or some new office gear? Visit our demo rooms to find the best products for you! All items in both rooms will be given away via random drawing at the end of the conference.

Planner Demo Room
In our first ever Planner Demo Room, we invite you to try out pens, planners, and planner accessories to find the best system to organize your writing life!

Office Accessory Demo Room
A writer's space needs to be conducive to both productivity and creativity! Visit our Office Accessory Demo Room to test keyboards, desk chairs, and more designed for optimal comfort and function.


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Speed Pitch
This fast-and-furious event will allow participating authors to meet up to fourteen editors and agents over the course of one hour. You’ll need to bring your best elevator pitch, as you have three minutes to wow an industry professional before the bell rings, and it’s on to the next!

Industry Marketplace
In this trade show-like event, representatives from literary agencies and publishing companies will be on hand to chat and answer attendee questions about their company's offerings and acquisition goals.


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Wednesday Immersive Sessions

These intensive sessions will take you on a deep dive into craft and career with speakers who can help you achieve a new level of mastery.

With Good Grace with Beverly Jenkins and Cathy Maxwell
An inspiring afternoon chat on the industry and the various paths authors might choose on their writing journeys.

Newsletter Master Class with Erica Ridley
Whether you’re just starting a newsletter or already have tens of thousands of eager fans, this in-depth workshop will help you attract more subscribers and increase engagement with existing readers.

Stealing Hollywood with Alexandra Sokoloff
Learn to use your favorite movies to help develop your book idea and/or rewrite your novel to make it the best book it can be.

Plot Your Work with C. J. Ellisson
In this master class, you'll learn how to map out the extensive tasks involved with producing and publishing multiple writing projects, helping you succeed in reaching your goals.

Special Topic Speakers

Attendees can hear from experts outside the romance genre on topics to help them improve their writing, their research methods, and their business savvy.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes, PhD
The Romance Writer’s Guide to the Psychology of Fiction
Writing for Your Id

Mark Dawson
A Walkthrough of How to Set Up a Facebook Ad, a BookBub Ad and an AMS Ad
Creating and Implementing a Launch Plan to Fire Your Book to the Top
Ask the Expert!

Diane Drake
Get Your Story Straight: Structuring Your Screenplay to Sell
What’s the Big Idea: Creating a Strong Logline

Geoff Symon
Burning Questions: Fire in Fiction
Dead Right: Autopsies for Authors


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Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Expand your marketing reach with a variety of sponsorship opportunities at RWA2018, including fun swag, eye-catching signage, and engaging experiences! Whatever your budget, we can help you put your brand in front of more than 2,000 conference-goers.


Register for RWA2018 to spend four days in the beautiful city of Denver, as you learn how to Rethink, Revitalize, and Renew your writing career!


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