Why Join the WFWA?

Connect with writers of women’s fiction who are at all stages of their careers: 

  • Supportive Facebook Community where you can seek and receive advice from other writers
  • Critique group / critique-partner matching for those seeking feedback
  • Mentor program, designed to help writers grow throughout their career
  • Once a year in-person retreat

Learn new skills:

  • Monthly webinars on topics ranging from craft to marketing.  All past sessions are archived and available to members to view.
  • Online workshops focusing on a wide range of topics, including craft, pitching to agents, and the world of publishing. 
  • Annual online master classes—taught by external workshop leaders (extra fee for master classes covers leader fees).
  • Critique program where you can be matched with an ongoing critique partner or group
  • Weekly ‘Inside WFWA’ newsletter shares news about the group
  • Monthly ‘Industry News’ newsletter spotlights acquiring agents and shares industry updates pertinent to women’s fiction
  • Quarterly ‘Write On’ EZine contains articles on a host of wide-ranging writing craft topics
  • Annual three-day retreat which includes external workshop leader and discussion groups – (extra fee)

Broadcast news of your books: 

Connect with agents:

  • Online toolboxes with advice on how to create best queries and pitches, list of suggested agents for women’s fiction
  • Two pitch days annually, open to members only, with agents actively acquiring Women’s Fiction participating
  • Rising Star Award contest for unpublished authors—all manuscript entries receive judges’ feedback; manuscripts that are finalists are judged by a panel of acquiring agents


Note: participation in pitch days, Star Award, and Rising Star Award is open only to manuscripts in the Women’s Fiction category.  See definition here.