Traditional Author Weekend Virtual Conference

New to traditional romance publishing or making a comeback? Traditional Author Weekend, April 6-7, 2024, is your must-attend virtual event!

Gain vital insights and tools for navigating the traditional publishing landscape from agents, editors, and authors. This special virtual mini-conference welcomes newcomers and those re-entering the traditional publishing scene, ensuring they are equipped for success in publishing their romance novels through traditional avenues.

Participant Registration

The program opens for registration on February 1.

Registration Fees

Members: $279 / Non-Members: $399

Join RWA and Save! Non-members can save on registration by choosing the "Join RWA and Save" option. This will allow you to Join RWA for $99 and pay the $279 member rate for Traditional Author Weekend. Membership benefits include advocacy, community, contests, monthly digital magazine, discounted rates for conferences, workshops, subscriptions, and so much more.

NEW Payment Plan Option - Pay for Indie Author Weekend in two installments! Pay part of the registration fee today, and pay the remainder by 3/22/2024.

  • Members: Installment 1 pay $140 today and pay $160 by 3/22/2024.
  • Non-Members: Installment 1 pay $200 today and pay $220 by 3/22/2024.

Note: This option is nonrefundable and includes a $21 convenience fee.

Please click the button below and follow the registration prompts to sign up.


Scholarship opportunities are available.

Please apply by March 22 for a chance to attend at no cost!

Topics & Sessions

Tentative Topics

  • The Nos After the Yes
  • The Anatomy of a Query Letter
  • The Author, The Agent, and The Editor Walk Into the Room: How do they work together to get the book on the shelf?
  • When is your manuscript ready to pitch?
  • The In-person Pitch
  • The Hybrid Author
  • Author-supported publisher marketing: Tandem marketing

More details coming soon!