We are not a selfish bunch – we like to share.
Below are opportunities to learn, contests to enter, and conferences to attend from our fellow writers groups:
OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 2
The 2018 Emily Contest
Sponsor: West Houston RWA
Fee: $25 WHRWA members / $35 all others
Entry Dates: 10-1-17 through 11-2-17
Details: Enter the first 5,600 words of your unpublished manuscript
(no synopsis!) in any of our 6 categories for excellent first-round
feedback and top final round editor and agent judges.
Categories and Final Judges:
Contemporary Romance-Long: Editor Norma Perez-Hernandez, Kensington
Publishing Corp, and Agent Patricia Nelson, Marsal Lyon Literary
Contemporary Romance-Short: Editor Brenda Chin, Entangled Publishing
LLC, and Agent Elaine Spencer, The Knight Agency
Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance: Editor Kristine Swartz,
The Berkley Publishing Group, and Agent Rebecca Strauss, DeFiore and
Historical Romance Editor Tara Gelsomino, Crimson Romance, and Agent
Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary
Romantic Suspense: Editor Laura Costello, Sourcebooks, and Agent Cori
Deyoe, 3 Seas Literary Agency
Young Adult Romance: Editor Alyssa Miele, Harper Collins, and Agent
Becca Stumpf, Prospect Agency
Category Winners will receive the silver Emily pin, a certificate
suitable for framing, and will be eligible for the $100 Best of the
Best Prize. In addition, all finalists may attend, free of charge, the
March 10, 2018, Emily Awards Luncheon and All-Day Workshop, featuring
multi-published author Sharon Mignerey who will present a 2-part
workshop: Scene Craft and Characters Need M&Ms.
The Greater Seattle Chapter of RWA is thrilled to invite you to our
Emerald City Writers Conference. ECWC is the largest and longest
running regional writers conference on the west coast.
Join us October 13-15, 2017 and experience:
• Amazing keynote speakers representing multiple genres.
• Top editors and agents for pitch sessions and workshops.
• NEW to ECWC- this year we will have a television/film scout who
will be taking pitches for turning your manuscript into a film or
television show! Appointments are limited for this opportunity, make
sure to register early!
• Over 40 workshops, featuring top professionals in Traditional and
Self-publishing, Marketing, Research, and Craft.
Meet and mingle with best-selling authors at Passport to Romance. This
FREE, to the public reader event draws over 200 enthusiastic readers
and offers a great opportunity to promote your own books!
For more information check out the ECWC Conference page at
A national writers’ organization, Women Writing the West, is
coming to Arizona for its 23rd annual conference. Loew’s Ventana
Canyon Resort in Tucson will be the location, October 26 through 28.
Here is a direct link to the conference page with all the information
on workshops, speakers, luncheons, awards dinner and other
Women Writing the West is open to all writers and affiliated
professionals, regardless of their location, who write and promote
writing about the West with emphasis on the experiences of western
women and girls. The conference speakers and workshops would benefit
all, regardless of genre or level of ability. You do not have to be a
member to attend the conference.