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Below are opportunities to learn, contests to enter, and conferences to attend from our fellow writers groups.
PNWA 2017 Conference information
July 20 – 23, 2017
DoubleTree Seattle Hotel
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
We will have 2 editors from The Wild rose Publishing and one from Tule
Publishing attending. The Conference fee includes one pitch block.
Our Keynote Speaker this year is Natalie Baszile, author of Queen
Sugar, now a series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Our event includes
over 70 workshops – including sessions set up by genre.
If it is appropriate for your group, I would appreciate it if you
could share the information about our conference with your members.
For more information, please visit our website at www.pnwa.org.
Mid-Michigan RWA announces
2017 Best Banter Contest
For Published and Unpublished Writers
Enter 5 pages or 1500 words of your best banter. Categories include
contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and YA
Want to know who the final judges are? Check the bottom of the contest
website home page (bestbantercontest.com) for the list of agents and
Are you eligible?
For unpublished entrants, you may enter if you’ve not published in
the last 5 years traditionally or self-published or contracted to
publish at contest deadline.
For published entrants, you may enter a work with the first copyright
date between Jan. 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The contest welcomes
both traditionally published and self-published authors.
Only Electronic submissions will be accepted. You will receive
feedback via scoresheets with comments from first round judges and if
you are a finalist, additional feedback from the final judges.
Deadline: August 1, 2017 midnight ET
Cost: $15 for MMRWA members, $20 for all other entrants
Go to the contest Rules page for details, timeline, and FAQ.
***Any category receiving fewer than 5 entries will be closed and
money refunded to those who have entered.***
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