Every September, RWA conducts an annual election of the Board of Directors. On September 1, all voting members are emailed a ballot and asked to vote for the candidates they believe will best represent the interests of career-focused romance writers. The voting period ends on September 15. The new Board of Directors takes office on November 1.
General members interested in running for the Board of Directors must declare their intent, in writing, to the RWA Office by 5 p.m. CT on July 31. All required documentation for filing elective office and candidate qualification is due at the Office no later than 5 p.m. CT on August 10.
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.
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