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 [email protected] 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

Chesapeake Romance Writer's 2024 Rudy Writing Contest

Sponsor: Chesapeake Romance Writers
Description: In honor of the best-selling, award-winning author and long-time member of CRW, Judy McCoy, we want you to finish your book. Let our contest light your inspirational fire.
Dates: June 1, 2024 - September 1, 2024
More information: https://www.chesapeakeromancewriters.com/writing-contest.html

The Big Apple Contest

Sponsor: RWA NYC

Eligibility:

  • This contest is opened to all published and unpublished authors.
  • The entry should be the first chapter of a romance that has not been published in any form. There is a limit of 25 pages. *Please note if your first chapter is less than 25 pages, you should not submit another chapter. Only the first chapter of the manuscript will be read.*

Timeline:

  • Contest Opens: July 1, 2024
  • Contest Closes: August 31, 2024
  • Finalists Announced: October 31, 2024
  • Winners Announced: December 7, 2024

Contest Structure:

  • First chapter (up to 25 pages). *Please note if your first chapter is less than 25 pages, you should not submit another chapter. Only the first chapter of the manuscript will be read.*
  • Manuscript cannot have been previously published in any form.
  • The top five selections move to the final round.

Entry Form: https://www.rwanyc.com/contest-entry-form.html

Online Workshops & Webinars

 

May Virtual Sessions

Painfree Synopsis Writing

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: May 6-31, 2024 (4-wks online)

Presenter: Sally J. Walker

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/painfree-synopsis-writing-may-24/

Give Your Fantasy Tale Some PUNCH with Real Fighting Scenes

Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter

Fee: FFPRWA Members: $15 | Nonmembers: $20

Date: May 6–31, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)

Presenter: Rebekah R. Ganiere

FMI:  https://ffprwa.com/product/give-your-fantasy-tale-some-punch-with-real-fighting-scenes-may-24/ 
or email 
[email protected]

 

Advanced Historical Research

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: May 13-24, 2024 (2-wks online)

Presenter: Robin Henry

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/fears-desires-jul-24/

A Heroine's Journey: Mapping the Mythic Quest in Story 

Sponsor: KOD

Fee: $10

Date: May 25, 2024 9:00 AM CST

Presenter: Nadia Salem

FMI: https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/workshops/


June Virtual Sessions

 

Clans of Ireland: Beyond the Pale

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: June 3-28, 2024 (4-wks online)

Presenter: Sheila Currie

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/clans-of-ireland-beyond-the-pale-jun-24/

 

Screenwriting Concepts a Novelist Can Use

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $15 | Non-member $25

Date: June 3-28, 2024 (4 weeks online)

Presenter: Sally J. Walker

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/screenwriting-concepts-a-novelist-can-use-jun-24/

Write from Where?

Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter

Fee: FFPRWA Members: $15 | Nonmembers: $20

Date: June 3–28, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)

Presenter: Christina Rich

FMI:  https://ffprwa.com/product/write-from-where-jun-24/ 
or email 
[email protected]

 

Honey, There is Something Not Exactly Human at the Door

Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter

Fee: FFPRWA Members: $15 | Nonmembers: $20

Date: June 3-28, 2024 (Groups.io Platform)

Presenter: Beth Daniels

FMI:  https://ffprwa.com/product/honey-there-is-something-not-exactly-human-at-the-door-jun-24/ 
or email 
[email protected]

She Nodded Her Head Up and Down In Agreement
Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter

Fee: FFPRWA Members: $15 | Nonmembers: $20

Date: June 3-28, 2024 (Groups.io Platform))

Presenter: Eilis Flynn

FMI:  https://ffprwa.com/product/she-nodded-her-head-up-and-down-in-agreement-jun-24/ 
or email 
[email protected]

Hook Your Reader to Your Story

Sponsor: Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Fee: HHRW Member $10 | Non-member $15

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024; 11:00 AM Eastern

Presenter: Kathy Otten

FMI:  https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/hook-your-reader-to-your-story-jun-24/



To have your chapter's contest, conference, or online workshop included in the RWR and on this web page, please send the pertinent information (following the format above) to [email protected]


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.