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 mail. 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 11/14/2018

    Contests


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    **Open to published and unpublished authors   

    December Contests

    **Sexy Scribbles Contest 2018
    Sponsor: Passionate Ink
    Fee: Passionate Ink members $10, RWA members, $15, others $20
    Deadline: December 15, 2018
    Eligibility: This contest is open to all authors, published or unpublished, of erotic or sexy/steamy romance.
    Entry: The Sexy Scribbles contest evaluates how well authors develop sexual tension in scenes of 3,000 words or less. Scenes may or not include sexual acts; judging will evaluate the quality of the writing, craft and portrayal of longing or emotion between characters. The excerpt submitted must be taken from a completed work of any length, such as a short story, novella, or novel.
    Categories: Contemporary, BDSM, Historical, Speculative, Suspense/Mystery/Thriller.
    Judges: Experienced published and unpublished authors, editors, librarians and readers. Sign up to be a judge here.
    Top Prize: Category winners will receive an Amazon gift card, with the highest overall score winning a year's membership in Passionate Ink.
    FMI, complete entry rules, entry instructions and payment options visit http://www.passionateink.org/sexy-scribbles-contest-details/ or email vp@passionateink.org.  

    January Contests

    *Greater Detroit Romance Writers Booksellers’ Best Awards

    Sponsor: Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America
    Fee: $30 RWA; $40 Non-RWA
    Deadline: January 7, 2019
    Eligibility: Published authors who meet criteria.
    Entry: Must submit 4 signed hard copies (mass market, trade or printed and bound) by January 16, 2019.
    Categories: Short Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length Contemporary Romance, Long Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Single Title with Strong Romantic Elements, Inspirational Romance, Historical Romance, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Romance, Novella, Patti Schenberger's Best First Book Award (+ $5 for submission categories).
    Judges: Booksellers and librarians from across the United States.
    Top Prize: 1 winner commemorative award for each listed category; finalists receive a certificate of participation.
    FMI, see our website, www.gdrwa.org or contact rc_matthews@yahoo.com

    *22nd Annual Golden Quill

    Sponsor: Phoenix Desert Rose RWA
    Fee: $30, single entry; $60, 2 entries; $75, 3 entries in any combination of titles/categories.
    Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 (books and entries)
    Eligibility: Open to all members in good standing of Romance Writers of America.
    Entry: Entries must be book-length fiction with a minimum of 40,000 words, except for the romantic novella category, which accepts stories of less than 40,000 words. The copyright date must be between January and December 2018, or First North American printing/release date between January and December 2018, or, if submitting in electronic format, first electronic publish date between January and December 2018.
    Categories: Best First Book, Category Series Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic/Hot/Sexy, Fantasy/Science Fiction/Futuristic, Historical, Inspirational, Romantic Novella, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Romantic Suspense, Sweet Traditional Romance, Young Adult.
    Judges: Librarians and Romance Readers.
    Top Prize: Finalists announced in May, with winners awarded plaques in June and announced in the July issue of Romance Writers Report.
    FMI, visit http://desertroserwa.org/golden-quill-rules for complete rules, entry instructions and payment options. 

    *HOLT Medallion

    Sponsor: Virginia Romance Writers (VRW)
    Fee: $30.00
    Deadline: January 15, 2019
    Entry: Published fiction in one of the established contest categories. Entrants also have the opportunity to enter the "Best First Book" or "Best Book by a Virginia Author" if applicable.
    Judges: Romance readers. Each book will be judged by at least 3 judges.
    FMI, visit http://virginiaromancewriters.com/holt-medallion/ or contact the coordinators at HOLTMedallion@gmail.com. 

    **Great Expectations Contest

    Sponsor Chapter: North Texas RWA
    Fee: Early Bird – $20 for members of the North Texas and DARA chapters of RWA, $25 for all other entrants; January 1, $25 for members of North Texas and DARA chapters of RWA; $30 for all other entrants.
    Deadline: Opens November 30, 2018. Entry and payment must be received January 19, 2019
    Eligibility: All work must be the author’s original work that has not been contracted for publication prior to the entry deadline. This contest is open to all authors who have never been published in book-length romantic fiction as well as published authors who have not been contracted or published in the entered category during the last three years (during 2015, 2016, or 2017). Published, for purposes of this contest, includes traditionally published as well as self-published works.
    Entry: First 5,000 words. NO synopsis or blurb Finalists may include an unjudged synopsis for editors.
    Categories: Contemporary Series Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational Romance, Mainstream with Romantic Elements, Romantic Suspense, Single Title, Specialized Romance (Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Time Travel, Dystopian, Alternate Earth), Young Adult.
    First Round Judges: Each entry will receive a detailed score sheet from three qualified judges. NTRWA will strive to obtain at least one published judge per entry.
    Final Judges: Please see the blogspot for the complete list of Final Editors ntrwagreatexpectations.blogspot.com.
    Top Prize: $50.00. All finalists receive certificates. Each finalist and winner will receive an appropriate website icon.
    FMI, GECoordinator@NTRWA.org or ntrwagreatexpectations.blogspot.com or http://www.ntrwa.org/contest/contest.aspx

    *2019 Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest

    Sponsor: Wisconsin Romance Writers of America (WisRWA)
    Fee: $25–30.00
    Deadline: January 25, 2019 11:59pm CST
    Eligibility: Any romance print or ebook with an original publication date of 2018.
    Entry: Submit either one electronic file (PDF only) or three copies of manuscript in bound, print form. Authors of print entries will be notified where to mail books.
    Categories: Contemporary - Long, Contemporary - Mid-Length, Contemporary - Short, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy, Inspirational Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.
    Judges: Each submission will be judged by three readers of the romance genre not associated with the publishing industry.
    Top Prize: Winner will receive an engraved plaque, finalists will receive a certificate.
    FMI, visit http://wisrwa.org/contests/contest-write-touch/.

    February Contests

    **The Catherine

    Sponsor: Toronto Romance Writers (TRW)
    Fee: $25 CDN for members of Toronto Romance Writers, $30 USD for all other entrants
    Deadline: Accepting entries from December 08, 2018 – February 01, 2019
    Eligibility: All unpublished writers, including writers who have not been published in five years or more. Entrants must not have accepted a publishing offer for original fiction or self-published a work of original fiction on a platform where their work can be made commercially available before February 01, 2019.
    Entry: First twenty-five pages and a two- to five-page synopsis submitted electronically. Both entry and synopsis will be judged.
    Categories: Contemporary, Contemporary Short, Historical, Mainstream with a Central Romance, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult, and Wild Card: Romantic Elements.
    Judges: Two qualified judges from Toronto Romance Writers/RWA. A third judge will be enlisted in case of a discrepancy between the first two judges. Entrants are guaranteed feedback.
    Final Judges: One editor and one agent per category. Gold Ticket Round (overall winners): one agent. Full list of 2019 Finalist Round judges is available at http://torontoromancewriters.com/enter/judging/.
    Top Prize: Gold Ticket First-Place Winner receives a three-month mentorship with a TRW published author. Second and Third Place Gold Ticket Winners receive published author critiques from TRW members.
    FMI, http://torontoromancewriters.com/. Questions can be directed to the contest coordinator at contest@torontoromancewriters.com

    *New England Readers’ Choice Awards

    Sponsor: New England Chapter (NECRWA)
    Fee: $25–30.00
    Deadline: February 1, 2019
    Eligibility: Romance novels, novellas, and short stories published in 2018.
    Entry: Digital (epub, mobi, or pdf) preferred. Print accepted if no digital edition is available.
    Categories: Erotic, Historical, Long Contemporary (above 80K words), Short Contemporary (40-80K words), Novella (20-40K words), Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Time Travel, Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements, Romantic Suspense, Short Story (under 20K words), Young Adult Romance.
    Judges: Romance readers, librarians, and booksellers
    Top Prize: Publicity package or Author Coaching package worth $250.
    FMI, visit http://www.necrwa.org/contest or email readers-choice@necrwa.org. 

    **2019 Great Beginnings Contest

    Sponsor: Utah Chapter Romance Writers
    Fee: URWA Members $10 / Non-members $15
    Contest opens: January 1, 2019 Deadline: February 14, 2019
    Eligibility: Contest is open to published and unpublished authors. Published authors may submit only unpublished, uncontracted manuscripts that will remain unpublished until the contest has concluded.
    Entry: All electronic. Enter the opening five (5) pages of your romance novel (projected length of at least 50,000 words). Submit as many different entries as you wish.
    Categories: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Historical, Paranormal.
    Judges: Every entry will be judged 3 times by trained judges and at least once by a PAN member.
    Final Judges: Contemporary – TBA; Romantic Suspense – Nicole Resciniti, senior agent, The Seymour Agency; Paranormal – E.L. Felder, editor, Wild Rose Press; Historical – Karen Solem, president and agent, Spencerhill Associates;
    Top Prize: A choice of one of two prizes for each category winner: A $25.00 Amazon gift card or a 30-page critique by a multi-published PAN author.
    FMI, visit http://www.utahrwa.com/gbcontest.html or email Jennifer Beckstrand, contest coordinator, at jennifergbeckstrand@gmail.com

    *The Carolyn Readers Choice Award

    Sponsor: North Texas RWA
    Fee: $20–25.00
    Deadline: February 14, 2019
    Eligibility: Open to all authors of traditional, e-published, and self-published books. Entries must represent the author’s own original work. Authors or publishers may enter more than one book, but no more than two books per category. Books may be entered in one category only. Original copyright or first printing date must be between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
    Judges: readers only, no writers.
    FMI, https://ntrwa.org/contests/the-carolyn/ or contact carolyn.award.ntrwa@gmail.com

    **2019 Melody of Love

    Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers
    Fees: $22 for MCRW Members, $25 for other RWA Members, $30 for Non-RWA Members
    Deadline: February 28, 2019
    Eligibility: Open to published and unpublished authors. The manuscript entered must be the author’s original work and be unpublished and uncontracted at the time of deadline. Entries must also meet minimum word count lengths.
    Entry: First 25 pages or a maximum of 7500 words.
    Categories: Contemporary, Mainstream/Women’s Fiction, FF&P (Futuristic, Fantasy, & Paranormal), Historical, Young Adult.
    Judges: Judging is on a point basis, with all manuscripts judged by three authors from a pool of PAN, PRO, and trained general members. Judges are highly encouraged to comment and critique each entry.
    Final Judges: TBA. Three finalists per category. Finalist entries will be judged by one editor and one agent.
    Top Prize: Finalists in each category will receive a certificate and announcement in the RWR, on the MCRW website, and across MCRW’s social media. The overall winner of each category will be announced at MCRW’s June meeting and will receive: a $50 cash prize, a 50-page critique by a published author or editor, and a commemorative Melody of Love pin.
    FMI, visit www.mcrw.com. You can also email our Contest Coordinators Jody Wallace and Dana Brantley-Sieders at contest@mcrw.com

    Conferences

    November Conferences and Workshops

    Brand & Humor with Damon Suede

    Sponsor: Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers
    Location: Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
    Fee: CPRW members, $50, full-day; RWA members, $60, full-day; Non-RWA members, $75, full-day OR $40 for half-day (either morning or afternoon).
    Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
    Presenter: Damon Suede.
    Topics: Author branding and marketing will be discussed in the morning session; the afternoon session will focus on how humor can be used to improve any writing style, genre, or category.
    Workshop Features: Fee includes lunch as well as breakfast and breaks; an evening meal will be available to speak further with Damon Suede; door prizes and other fun will be had.
    FMI, info@cprw.org or www.cprw.org

    November Literacy Event in San Diego, featuring Catherine Bybee

    Sponsor: Romance Writers of America, San Diego Chapter (RWASD)
    Location: Best Western Seven Seas, 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108
    Fee: $30 RWASD Members, $35 Non-RWASD Members; $40 all at the door
    Date: November 17, 2018
    Presenter: Catherine Bybee.
    Topic: Catherine Bybee will speak on writer motivation during the morning session. The afternoon session will consist of Opportunity Drawings of donated baskets. Proceeds from the Literacy Opportunity Drawings raise money for local charities that cultivate, improve, and otherwise promote literacy.
    FMI, http://rwasd.com/meetings/.

    December Workshop

    NHRWA Winter Frolic with Kristan Higgins & Damon Suede

    Sponsor: New Hampshire RWA Chapter
    Location: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside, Portsmouth, NH
    Fee: $140.00
    Date: December 8, 2018
    Presenters: Kristan Higgins and Damon Suede.
    Conference Features: ½ day Character Development workshop with Kristan Higgins and ½ day Plot workshop with Damon Suede; lunch included, author sponsor opportunities, silent auction, networking, Sunday morning write-in with coffee/tea service, tax-free shopping.
    FMI, www.nhrwa.com> Special Events.

    February Conferences and Workshops 

    Smart Marketing to Sell More Books (Master Class in Indie Publishing II)

    Sponsor: Spacecoast Authors of Romance
    Location: Space Coast Convention Center, Holiday Inn Express, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, Florida
    Fee: $85; $65 for STAR members
    Date: February 9, 2019, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Speakers: Featuring Damon Suede, as well as Eliza Knight, Maria Connor, and Rachel Hauck.
    Conference Features: Intensive workshops on marketing with a dose of craft for indie, hybrid, and traditional authors; door prizes; raffles; continental breakfast and lunch included.
    FMI, https://authorsofromance.com/masterclass/ (registration opens Nov. 1). Send questions to president@authorsofromance.com. 

    Writing a Novel They Can't Put Down with special guest James Scott Bell

    Sponsor: Windy City Romance Writers
    Location: Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus Conference Center, 1120 Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    Fee: $135.00
    Date: Friday February 22–Saturday February 23, 2019
    Presenter: James Scott Bell.
    Topic: Writing a Novel They Can't Put Down, Indie Publishing.
    Workshop Features: Winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and the #1 bestselling author of Plot & Structure, James Scott Bell presents his full-day Saturday workshop along with a one-hour Indie Publishing session Friday night. Refreshments served Friday evening and lunch provided Saturday.
    FMI, http://www.windycityrwa.org/2019-retreat/ and retreat@windycityrwa.org

    Online Workshops

    December Online Workshops

    Free Workshop

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $FREE | Non-Member $FREE
    Date: December 1–15, 2018
    Presenter: Laurie Sanders. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#DEC7

    Worldbuilding for Contemporary Fiction

    Sponsor: RWA Online Chapter #136
    Fee: $15.00 (free for chapter members)
    Dates: December 3–21, 2018
    Presenter: Peter Andrews. FMI, https://rwaonlinechapter.org/.

    Romancing the Holidays

    Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
    Fee: 25.00 FFP members 30.00 Non-FFP members
    Date: December 3–31, 2018
    Presenter: Rebekah R. Ganiere. FMI, https://ffprwa.com

    How to Work with a Freelance Editor

    Sponsor: From The Heart Romance Writers
    Fee: $10.00/FTHRW members Free
    Date: December 10–14, 2018
    Presenter: JoSelle Vanderhooft. FMI, http://fthrw.com/online-workshops

    Beginner WordPress Class

    Sponsor: FF&P
    Fee: 25.00 FF&P Members - 30.00 Non FF&P Members
    Date: December 10, 2018–January 6, 2019
    Presenter: Pepper O’Neal. FMI, https://ffprwa.com.

    Planning for the Happy Ending—For Plotters & Pantsers

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $FREE | Non-Member $FREE
    Date: December 11–13, 2018
    Presenter: Laurie Sanders. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#DEC7

    January Online Workshops

    Back Cover Copy “Shoot Me Now”

    Sponsor: NEORWA
    Fee: $20.00
    Date: January 2–31, 2019
    Presenter: Kathryn Jane. FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/upcoming-meetings/

    Don’t TELL Me That!

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: January 2–31, 2019
    Presenter: Leslie Scott. FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/

    Focus on Writing - Beginner’s Guide to Writer's Productivity 

    Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: January 3–25, 2019
    Presenter: Joanna Jast. FMI, https://starrwa.org

    Search and Rescue

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: January 2–31, 2019
    Presenter: Martin Hill. FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/. 

    Tarot for Authors

    Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: January 3–25, 2019
    Presenter: Elizabeth Delisi. FMI, https://starrwa.org

    PTSD for Fiction Writers

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
    Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
    Date: January 4–31, 2019
    Presenter: Kathryn Jane. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

    Self-Publishing 101

    Sponsor: Heart of Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: $40 non-members/$35 HCRW and CRW/NC members
    Date: January 7–13, 2019
    Instructor: Marie Force. FMI, http://www.heartofcarolina.org/calendar

    Openings—Starting Your Story Right

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
    Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
    Date: January 7–25, 2019
    Presenter: Alicia Rasley. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

    Beyond 50 Shades: Going from Fanfiction to Original Fiction

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $25 | Non-Member $35
    Dates: January 7–30, 2019
    Presenter: Margaret Bates. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN3

    Common Writing Problems and How to Fix Them

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $25 | Non-Member $35
    Date: January 7–30, 2019
    Presenter: Susan Palmquist. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN1

    Self-Publishing Bootcamp

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $55 | Non-Member $65
    Dates: January 7–30, 2019
    Presenter: Susan Palmquist. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN2

    Marketing Time Management for Authors

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
    Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
    Date: January 7–February 1, 2019
    Presenter: Deborah Magnus. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

    Serialized Novels

    Sponsor: FF&P
    Fee: 25.00 FF&P Members - 30.00 Non FF&P Members
    Date: January 7–February 3, 2019
    Presenter: Ines Johnson. FMI, https://ffprwa.com

    Seriously Creative: A Life Coach’s Approach to Productive Writing Success

    Sponsor: FF&P
    Fee: 25.00 FF&P Members - 30.00 Non FF&P Members
    Date: January 7–February 3, 2019
    Presenter: Laura Gates-Lupton. FMI, https://ffprwa.com

    Planning Your Way from Beginning to Happily Ever After for Plotters & Pantsers

    Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
    Fee: OIRW Member $25 | Non-Member $35
    Dates: January 8–February 1, 2019
    Presenter: Laurie Sanders. FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN4.

    February Online Workshops

    Handwriting Analysis

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: February 1–28, 2019
    Presenter: Sheila Low. FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/

    Social Media for Authors

    Sponsor: Western New York Romance Writers
    Fee: $20–40.00
    Date: February 1–28, 2019
    Presenter: Ines Johnson. FMI, http://wnyrw.org/workshops/

    Writing the Comedic Mystery

    Sponsor: Kiss of Death
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: February 1–28, 2019
    Presenter: Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane. FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/

    It’s All About Character

    Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance
    Fee: $15–30.00
    Date: February 4–8, 2019
    Presenter: Carol Henry. FMI, https://starrwa.org

    Word for Writers

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
    Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
    Date: February 4–8, 2019
    Presenter: Meredith Bond. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

    Marketing and Publicity 101

    Sponsor: Heart of Carolina Romance Writers
    Fee: $40 non-members/$35 HCRW and CRW/NC members
    Date: February 4–11, 2019
    Instructor: Marie Force. FMI, http://www.heartofcarolina.org/calendar. 

    Beyond Filing off the Serial Numbers: How to Adapt your Fanfic into an Original Story

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
    Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
    Date: February 4–28, 2019
    Presenter: JoSelle Vanderhooft. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

    Deep POV—Going Deep and Staying There

    Sponsor: NEORWA
    Fee: $20.00
    Date: February 4–28, 2019
    Presenter: Suzanne Johnson. FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/upcoming-meetings/

    On Your Mark, Get Set: Starting Your Novel in the Right Place

    Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
    Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
    Date: February 4–28, 2019
    Presenter: Cathy Chant. FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

    Down the Author Marketing Rabbit Hole

    Sponsor: Yosemite Romance Writers
    Fee: $20 YRW members/ $25 non-members
    Date: February 4–March 1, 2019
    Presenter: Deborah Riley-Magnus. FMI, https://www.yosemiteromancewriters.com/workshops

    Worldbuilding for All Genres

    Sponsor: FF&P
    Fee: 25.00 FF&P Members - 30.00 Non FF&P Members
    Date: February 4–March 3, 2019
    Presenter: Rebekah Ganiere. FMI, https://ffprwa.com

    Advanced Fiction Writing

    Sponsor: FF&P
    Fee: 20.00 FF&P Members - 25.00 Non FF&P Members
    Date: February 18–March 3, 2019
    Presenter: Laura Drake. FMI, https://ffprwa.com


    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, Web site 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, Web site info)

    ONLINE WORKSHOP FORMAT:
    On-Line Workshop Name
    Sponsor (chapter name)
    Fee
    Date
    Presenter
    FMI (contact, Web site info)

    Deadlines are firm. Deadline for the February issue (which will include items with a contest deadline or conference date in March, April, or May or with an on-line workshop date in April) is December 1. Deadline for the March issue (which will include items with a contest deadline or conference date in April, May, or June or with an on-line workshop date in May) is January 1. Please follow the formats at the end of the Web site listings, not in the abbreviated RWR listings. E-mail submissions confirmed by reply—if no reply is received in 48 hours, please resend or follow up. No attachments please. Send to chapterevents@rwa.org. Thank you!

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