Traditional Author Weekend Virtual Conference

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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.

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 

Scholarship Opportunities are Available!

Apply for a scholarship by March 22 to attend Traditional Author Weekend at no cost!


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.

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