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 

Workshop: Raising the Stakes, A Holistic Approach
3-part lesson taught by Margaret Dilloway
Registration opens July 21 and ends on July 31.
Workshop runs from August 11-17
Cost is $10.00, members only.
Learn more here

 Webinar: Quelling Your Query Conundrums
August 22, 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

Registration is now closed. 




Sharon Wishnow-Ritchey
’s latest story, “An Article of Lost Faith,” was published in the Dead Mule.

Carolyn Lyall’s debut novel, The Virus of Beauty, was released on July 31, 2019 by Austin Macauley Publishers LLC.

Christine Davis Merriman's debut novel, At the Far End of Nowhere, was released on August 1, 2019 as an audiobook.

Kristin Owens’s essay, “War Bride” is a finalist for the New Letters’ Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction.

Tracey Phillips’ debut novel Best Kept Secrets launches on October 8, 2019, from Crooked Lane Press.

Cheryl Campbell's post-apocalyptic science fiction book, Echoes of War, will be released on September 10, 2019, by SparkPress.

Amy Rivers' novel, All The Broken People, is a finalist for the 2019 CIPA EVVY Awards. Winners will be announced on August 17, 2019. 

E. V. Svetova’s Green Hills trilogy has been acquired by Ananke Press. The first book in the series, a 2012 IPPY Gold medal winner Print in the Snow, releases as a new edition on September 19, 2019. The second book, Over the Hills of Green, is coming out around Thanksgiving. The third novel in the series is scheduled for 2020.

Tema Merback Writing as Belle Ami is a Top Shelf Magazine Cover Award Grand Prize Champion for The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio and  Finalist in the Raven Awards for The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci.

Nikki Williams' short story, “The Glass That Never Opens,” was published in Chaleur Magazine's August issue. 

Patricia V. Davis's novel, Demons, Well-Seasoned: Book III of The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy, will be released in November 2019 by HD Media Press.

Kelli Estes' second novel, Today We Go Home, will be released by Sourcebooks Landmark on September 3, 2019. 

Joy Don Baker and Terri Goodman received a Book Excellence Award for their book the A, B, & Cs of Author Partnering.

Jayne Marlowe's new novel, All About Eva, was released on July 16 by Moonchild Press.

Lecia Cotton Cornwall's first women's fiction novel, When A Kiss Won't Mean Goodbye, was recently sold in a two-book deal to Berkley, and will be released in early 2021.

Ella Joy Olsen is excited to announce that her third novel, tentatively titled Birdie & Jay, will be published by Audible as an exclusive original in 2020.

Lorelei Brush's debut novel, Uncovering, was released July 2 by Mascot Press.

Shawn Keller Cooper’s novel, Drawing Down The Moon, Book One in the James Island Trilogy, has been released this summer by Dark Raven Press.

Suanne Schafer's second novel, Hunting the Devil, will be released September 15. 


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