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**Open to published and unpublished authors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


2022 HOLT Medallion Contest*

Sponsor: Virginia Romance Writers (VRW)
Fee: $30
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Entry: Published fiction in one of the established contest categories with a 2021 copyright date. 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.



February Contests


The Carolyn Readers Choice Award Contest

Sponsor: NTRWA
Fee: $35
Deadline: February 18, 2022
Entry: e-books published in 2021; PDF versions only.
FMI, visit https://www.ntrwa.org/contests/the-carolyn/.



March Contests


National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA)*
Sponsor: First Coast Romance Writers
Fee: $40 (+$5 for Best First Book entry)
Deadline: March 31, 2022 Entry: Submit a PDF file to the contest coordinator within March 1–31, 2022. Final Judges: Librarians, bloggers, and booksellers FMI: https://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/national-excellence-in-romance-fiction-award/how-to-enter-nerfa/ 

 

Conferences

No January conferences have been submitted at this time.

Online Workshops

 

January Online Workshops


The Creative Brilliance Academy: Part I

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $15, A2P members; $30, non-A2P members
Date: January 1–February 1, 2022 (one month)
Presenter: Deborah Magnus
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/

2-Week Intensive – Query Letters

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25| Non-Member $35
Date: January 3 – 28, 2022
Presenter: Jacquelin Cangro
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN

Anthologies

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $55, OIRW member; $65, non-member
Date: January 3–28, 2022
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JA

Cow Cops, Fish Fuzz, and Tree Police: Alternative Law Officers for Your Crime Stories

Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15.00/Kiss of Death Members;  $20.00, RWA Members; $30.00, Non-Members
Dates: January 3–28, 2022
Presenter: Wesley Harris
FMI, http://RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops/

Digging Deep: Researching Your Novel

Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15.00/Kiss of Death Members;  $20.00, RWA Members; $30.00, Non-Members
Dates: January 3–28, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI: http://RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops/

Mid-20th Century Historical

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: January 3–28, 2022
Presenter: Beth Henderson
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN

Putting Conflict on the Page

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: January 3–28, 2022
Presenter: Melinda Curtis
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN

Those Who Forget - Using Backstory to Enhance Your Novel

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: January 3–28, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JAN

Mystery Characters: Who They Are and How They Work in Your Story

Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $10
Date: January 8, 2022, 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET (90-minute virtual Zoom class)
Presenter: Zara Altair
FMI, http://RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops/

Male POV - Creating Better Heroes

Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15.00/Kiss of Death Members;  $20.00, RWA Members; $30.00, Non-Members
Dates: January 10–21, 2022
Presenter: Sascha Illyvich
FMI, http://RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops/

Post-NaNoWriMo Editing (Macro Editing)

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $10, A2P members; $25, non-A2P members
Date: January 10–21, 2022 (two weeks)
Presenter: Terri Main
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/

Writing the Seasoned Romance

Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $0, A2P members; $10, non-A2P members
Date: January 22, 2022, 9 a.m. PT
Presenter: Peggy Jaeger
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/ 

 


February Online Workshops


50 Rude Questions to Get to Know Your Characters
Sponsor: RWA Online
Fee: $15 (free for our chapter members)
Date: Feb 1-25, 2022
Presenter: Peter Andrews
FMI, https://rwaonlinechapter.org/workshops-3/

Deep Third
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Linnea Sinclair
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Dig Deep - Researching Your Novel
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Making Sensory Details Make Sense
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Mary Marvella
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Marketing & Branding
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

The Romantic Suspense
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Beth Henderson
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Dastardly Digital Deeds (How Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics work, to Defend Against Cybercrime)
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $25, RWA members
Date: February 1–28, 2022
Presenter: Kim Lambert with Tomasz Ciolek
FMI, RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops

Twitter for Authors
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $15, A2P members; $30, non-A2P members
Date: February 1–28, 2022 (one month)
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/

Take Your Characters from Flat to Fabulous: Creating Characters Your Readers Will Love
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $10, RWA members
Date: February 5, 2022 (90-minute virtual class ;7:00 a.m. Pacific, 9:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Eastern)
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI, RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops

More Than Setting: World-Building
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $20, RWA members
Date: February 7–18, 2022
Presenter: Laurie Schnebly
FMI, RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops

Instagram for Authors
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $0, A2P members; $10, non-A2P members
Date: February 26, 2022, 9 a.m. PT
Presenter: Stephanie J. Scott
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/


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.
 
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A2P - Post-NaNoWriMo Editing (Macro Editing)

Begin Date: 01/10/2022
End Date: 01/21/2022
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Post-NaNoWriMo Editing (Macro Editing) - Presented by Terri Main

A2P - Writing the Seasoned Romance

Begin Date: 01/22/2022
End Date: 01/22/2022
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Writing the Seasoned Romance - Presented by Peggy Jaeger

A2P - Twitter for Authors

Begin Date: 02/01/2022
End Date: 02/28/2022
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Twitter for Authors

A2P - Instagram for Authors

Begin Date: 02/26/2022
End Date: 02/26/2022
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Instagram for Authors, presented by Stephanie J. Scott

A2P - From Heart to Page to Print

Begin Date: 03/01/2022
End Date: 03/31/2022
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From Heart to Page to Print: A Primer Guide to Book Publishing, presented by Savannah J. Frierson

A2P - Character Goals

Begin Date: 03/12/2022
End Date: 03/12/2022
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Character Goals, presented by Jen Bokal

A2P - Tips and Tricks for Shining Online

Begin Date: 03/14/2022
End Date: 03/19/2022
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Tips and Tricks for Shining Online, presented by Brenda Margriet

A2P - Starting in the Right Place: Where Does the Story...

Begin Date: 04/01/2022
End Date: 04/30/2022
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Starting in the Right Place: Where Does the Story Begin?, Presented by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

A2P - Indie Author’s Guide to Indie Editors

Begin Date: 04/18/2022
End Date: 04/29/2022
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Indie Author’s Guide to Indie Editors, presented by Jen Graybeal

A2P - Double D's: Dynamic Description & Delicious Dialogue

Begin Date: 04/23/2022
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A2P - New Beginnings, Left Turns

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