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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Workshops & Events 

Webinar: A Deep Dive Into the Story Grid Universe with Abigail Perry
 
February 27, 2020, 7pm-8:30pm ET
 
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Webinar: How to Promote Your Own Book (Without Feeling Sleazy): Practical Ways to Attract New Readers and Sell More Books


January 16, 2020, 7pm-8pm ET

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Webinar:  The Rejection Audit: Why Your Pitch is Getting So Many Nos (and How to Get to Yes), with Jennie Nash
  
 
December 12, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm ET
 
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Webinar: Next Level Instagram for Authors: The Inside Scoop From Two Authors & Bookstagrammers

 
November 21, 2019, 8:00-9:00pm ET
 
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 Announcements 

MEMBER NEWS

Jen Gilroy's latest novel The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls was released by Soul Mate Publishing on October 9. Penguin Verlag has acquired German rights so this book will also be published in German translation (release date pending). 

Kathy Ferrell-Swann writing as Katherine F Swann signed with Andrea Cascardi at Transatlantic Literary Agency.

Amy Sue Nathan's fifth novel Well Behaved Wives sold to Lake Union Publishers and will be published in 2021.

Maryka Biaggio's novel Eden Waits, based on the true story of a utopian community in 1890s Michigan, was published by Sunbury Press in August 2019.

Ann Warner reports that the fourth book in The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club series is set to release before Christmas. 

Sara LaFontain's latest novel If This Were a Love Story releases December 5. 

Heather Marie Spitzberg's essay "Moving Sand, Moving Water, Moving People" has been nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize.

Jenna Hanger, writing as J.L. Cole, announces that her debut novel Silver Heights will be published with Black Rose Writing on August 13, 2020.

Bonnie Schroeder's short story "Vigilantes" appears in The Bark magazine’s Fall issue.

Leslie Tall Manning's fifth novel Knock on Wood was released on November 15. 

Sarah Robinson released her first women's fiction title Every Last Drop on November 1.

Kris Clink’s novel Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy will debut with Spark Press in April 2021.

Michele Levy’s novel Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey will be released by Black Rose Writing on June 29, 2020.

Kilby Blades’s novel The Secret Ingredient is a quarterfinalist in the Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction.

Kathryn Craft was delighted to hear that her first agent had sold audio rights to The Art of Falling—seven years after its debut. (Now you know why they say publishing requires patience.) Tantor Media will produce the project.

Belle Ami’s The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci (Out of Time series book #1) won a RONE Award as first runner up for a Paranormal Romance Audiobook and as winner for Cover Design Romance Suspense.

Judith Clappier's (pen name Joanna Clare) debut novel Sails to Sequins was released on October 12.

C.L. Charlesworth's novel The Last Merry Go Round was released in November by Mirador Publishing.

Sheila Myers' short story “The Encounter,” based on a true story of someone being stalked by a mountain lion while snowshoeing, will appear in the Stone Canoe Literary Journal in February 2020.

Margaret Porter's latest release Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr won the 2019 New Hampshire Literary Award for Outstanding Work of Fiction and is a finalist for the 2019 Independent Publishers of New England award for Best Fiction.

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