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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RISING STAR Award for Unpublished Women's Fiction
 
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WFWA ACCEPTING RISING STAR AWARD ENTRIES FOR UNPUBLISHED WOMEN’S FICTION MANUSCRIPTS 





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Workshops & Events 

Breaking Myths: Why self-care is important for writers with Sweta Srivastava Vikram

7pm EST, April 24

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April Workshop: Big Wide World of Editing

April 15-21

Registration opens April 1

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Trope Talk: What They Are and How to Use (and Not Use) Them

7pm EST, March 13

 

Pitch Events 

 

June 3-8 Prepare your Pitch Workshop

Registration Opens April 26

July Agent Pitch Event

ONE DAY Registration on Monday June 10.

 

 

 Announcements 

MEMBER NEWS

Lyn Liao Butler is now represented by Rachel Brooks of BookEnds.

Jacqueline Sheehan's essay, "Strong, Interesting, Complex, Female," an interview with authors Lee Child and Paul Doiron, is in the February issue of The Writer

Judith Keim is happy to announce her new book was released February 13.

Joni Marie Iraci recently signed with Fat Dog Books Inc. Her novel Reinventing Jenna Rose will launch in June 2019.

Debra Whiting Alexander is honored to announce her award-winning novel Zetty won First Place in Women's Fiction in The Feathered Quill Book Awards.

Samantha Bryant is proud to announce that her Menopausal Superhero series was re-released by Falstaff Books on February 7.

Jessica Strawser's women's fiction/suspense novel, Forget You Know Me, released on Feb. 5 from St. Martin's Press to a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

Rita Moreau is proud to announce that all four of her mystery novels were selected as quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft 2018 Cinematic Book Competition. The Russian & Aunt Sophia advanced as a quarter-finalist in the 2018 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition.

Janet Garver's transgressive short story, "O Brave New World," has been published by The RavensPerch.

Mary Beth McKenna recently signed with agent Jesseca Salky, of Hannigan Salky Getzler.

Joy Ross Davis is pleased to announce that her historical novel, The Witch of Blacklion, is now available from World Castle Publishing.

Michelle Buckman's novel Turning in Circles was a Catholic Arts & Letters Award finalist and a Bronze Moonbeam Award winner.

Meredith Schorr has signed with Melissa Lauren of Stonesong Literary. 

Bernie Brown signed a contract with Moonshine Cove Publishing for her debut novel, I Never Told You.

Joni Marie Iraci's novel, Reinventing Jenna Rose, is being published by Fat Dog Books and launches in June 2019.

Nanette Littlestone's novel, Bella Toscana, was selected as a semi-finalist for Chanticleer International's Somerset Book Awards in Literary Fiction.

Elena Mikalsen's debut, Wrapped in the Stars, was selected as a semi-finalist for Chanticleer Reviews Best Romantic Fiction Book of the Year Awards. Additionally, her manuscript, All the Silent Voices, was selected as a semi-finalist for the Chanticleer Reviews' Global Thriller Book Awards of 2018.

Jodi Lew-Smith's short story, "Tia Rosalita's Botanic Gardens," was published in the March issue of The Wax Paper.

 

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