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.

Updated 12/01/2021

E-mail chapterevents@rwa.org to submit your event.


Contests

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**Open to published and unpublished authors

 

No December contests have been submitted at this time.

 

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.



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 December conferences have been submitted at this time.



Online Workshops


No December online workshops have been submitted at this time.



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/

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/

 

HTH - Heroine Workshop

Begin Date: 12/01/2021
End Date: 12/28/2021
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Heroines are an integral part of any romance, and authors sometimes feel like it's difficult to differentiate their heroines from everyone else's. There are techniques you can use to make sure your heroine shines, and you'll learn them in this workshop.

A2P - The Creative Brilliance Academy - Part I

Begin Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 01/31/2022
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The Creative Brilliance Academy - Part I, Presented by Deborah Magnus

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

A2PSR - Twitter for Authors

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

A2P - From Heart to Page to Print

Begin Date: 03/01/2022
End Date: 03/31/2022
Location:
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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
End Date: 04/23/2022
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The Double D's: Dynamic Description & Delicious Dialogue, presented by Laurie Schnebly Campbell