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! 

GENERAL CATEGORY:

My Dear Hamilton by Laura Kamoie

The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark

The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal

DEBUT CATEGORY:

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.


 

 

Press Releases

Rising Star Award Finalists

 

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Women's Fiction Day 2019
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For Readers   

Read ON! Newsletter: Books you want to read!

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featuring new and recent titles in women's fiction,
including information about events with featured authors.

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Workshops & Events 

Webinar: The Biggest Mistakes Writers Make

7pm EDT, June 27

Learn more here!


Breaking Myths: Why self-care is important for writers 

with Sweta Srivastava Vikram 

Replay available to Members here!  

 Mentorship Session

Fall Mentorship Session Applications Now Open!

Members can apply to be a mentor through June 21 

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Pitch Events

 


July Agent Pitch Event

Registration is now closed. 

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 Announcements 

MEMBER NEWS

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.

Lily Iona MacKenzie will have an essay about Emily Carr in a special arts edition of the San Francisco Jung Journal later this summer. Her short story “Stampede” will be in Dreamers Magazine this summer, and this fall her story “Breaking Through” will be in Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine.

Phyllis Babrove just published her new novel, The Primrose Garden, a sequel to When Shadows Linger.

Julie Maloney is thrilled to announce her debut novel, A Matter of Chance, was named WINNER of the Eric Hoffer Book Award in General Fiction.

Gisele Lewis’s short story, "Driving with Refugees," is published in the Spring 2019 issue of Baltimore Review.

Samantha Bryant is happy to announce that her new short story, "The Gleewoman of Preservation," will appear in an upcoming anthology, The Fears of Clowns. Publication details TBA.

Dena Ogden is delighted to share that The Atlantic published her aptly-titled essay, “I Ran a Backstreet Boys Website for Superfans,” on how creating a Backstreet Boys website as a teen helped her discover her voice as a writer.

Densie Webb is thrilled to announce that her essay, "Boob Job Regrets: In Appreciation of Your Previously Small Chest," is included in Randy Susan Meyers' anthology, Women Under Scrutiny. All proceeds go to Rosie's Place in Boston, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women. 

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