Women's Fiction Writers Association is an inclusive organization of writers creating layered stories in which the plot is driven by the main character's emotional journey.

We believe that women’s fiction heightens human connection, engenders empathy, and illuminates new perspectives. By consciously supporting all voices and providing tools and resources to rigorously develop craft, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association fosters successful careers, meaningful relationships, and the creation of resonant, diverse stories.

Whether you are an aspiring, debut, or multi-published author, we offer support and resources to help you improve and succeed. Members gain exclusive access to craft workshops and webinars taught by industry leaders, insider recaps of industry news, pitch sessions with women's fiction agents, and more! 

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Star Award Finalists! 


My Dear Hamilton by Laura Kamoie

The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark

The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal


Unreasonable Doubts by Reyna Gentin

A Different Kind of Fire by Suanne Schafer

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Congratulations to all! The winners will be announced at our retreat in September.



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Women's Fiction Day 2019
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Workshops & Events 

 Webinar: How Mindfulness Can Positively Impact Social Media Use for Writers, with Sweta Srivastava Vikram

July 25, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm EDT
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Webinar: The Biggest Mistakes Writers Make

July 10, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm EDT

Replay available (members only)

 Mentorship Session

Fall Mentorship Session Applications Now Open!

Members can apply to be a mentor through June 21 



Pitch Events


July Agent Pitch Event

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Margaret Spence’s debut novel, Lipstick on the Strawberry, published by The Wild Rose Press, was a finalist in the 2019 Eric Hoffer Awards, announced in May, and a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for a first novel over 90,000 words, announced in June.

Karen Hugg's literary thriller novel, The Forgetting Flower, was released on June 18th by Magnolia Press. 

Joanne Easley's debut novel, Sweet Jane, will be released by Black Rose Writing on March 19, 2020.

Maureen Aitken’s The Patron Saint of Lost Girls won first place in the Foreword Review’s INDIE Prize General Fiction category.

Heather Frimmer’s Bedside Manners is the winner for women's fiction in the national Indie Excellence Awards and a distinguished favorite in The Independent Press Awards.

Jayne Barnard’s Where the Ice Falls, the second in her trilogy, will be published on August 10, by Dundurn Press.

Tam May’s second novel, The Specter, which is the first book in her Waxwood Series, will be published on July 28, by Dreambook Press.

Melissa Payne's debut novel, The Secrets of Lost Stones, will be released September 1 by Lake Union Publishing.

J. J. Spring is pleased to announce that The Chocolate Shop, a book about the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters, was released on June 17.

Ellen LaCorte is excited to announce that her debut novel, The Perfect Fraud, was released on June 18 by HarperCollins.

Bonnie Schroeder's short story, "Vigilantes," won first place in the 2019 Idaho Writers Guild's Writers Contest in the short story category.

Linda Rosen's debut novel, The Disharmony of Silence, will be released March 5, 2020, by Black Rose Writing.

Elena Mikalsen is delighted to announce she has signed a contract for the publication of her third book of women's fiction, ALL THE SILENT VOICES, with The Wild Rose Press, Inc., to be published in 2020.

Caroline Bertaud’s debut novel, 24 Hours of the Phoenix, is a 2019 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE® AWARDS (NIEA) Finalist in the “Thriller” category.

Barbra Hardy’s Zoe Brewer and the Beloved Community, the second book in the Zoe Brewer Trilogy, became available on Amazon in May 2019.  

Danish American writer Catrine Kyster is excited to share the news that her first published short story in English in the indie anthology Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove came out in May.

Jo DeMarco (pen name Contessa) announces her novel, Innamorata, was released May 10 by Page Publishing.

Susan Infantino's first novel, Profile 800, (written under the pen name S. I. Bala), is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, in the category of Unpublished Mainstream Mystery/Suspense.

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