About WFWA

  1. Our Beginning
  2. What Is Women's Fiction?
  3. Who Is WFWA?
  4. Agent & Editors
  5. Member Benefits
  6. Join
  7. Founders

Our Beginning

Women's Fiction Writers Association was founded in 2013 as a professional, enriching, supportive, and diverse international community for writers of women’s fiction. 

Some of us came by way of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) when a tightening of focus shifted women's fiction out from under RWA's umbrella.  

What Is Women's Fiction?

Our stories may include romance, or they may not. They can be contemporary or historical and have magical, mystery, thriller, or other elements. Whereas the driving force of a romance novel is a love story, a mystery's is the exposure of an event, a thriller's is a fear-inducing chase or escape, etc., the driving force of women's fiction is the protagonist's journey toward a more fulfilled self. 

Women's fiction as defined by WFWA is reflected in our guiding statement:

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.

Who Is WFWA?

Over a thousand members strong, WFWA is the premier organization for women's fiction. We are dedicated to providing a community for career-focused women’s fiction writers via networking, education, and continuing support in career growth. We are a volunteer-run, welcoming community that fosters a climate of purposeful inclusion and opportunity. Members form meaningful connections and experience the diversity of humanity, which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective. 

Whether you are an aspiring, debut, or multi-published author, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association offers resources to help you improve and succeed.

Agents & Editors

Are you an agent or editor who enjoys women's fiction? We'd love your involvement in WFWA. Drop us a note.

  • Enjoy access to finalists' manuscripts from our annual RISING STAR Award for unpublished women's fiction
  • Participate in our online pitch sessions with the comfort of knowing that the pitches have been polished and vetted prior to the program
  • Be featured in our Agent Spotlight series 

Member Benefits

  • Active Facebook group for members only, with open discussions on craft, industry, the writing life, and women’s fiction books
  • Critique training, followed by a beta reading option or placement within a critique group
  • Write ON! quarterly ezine subscription
  • Weekly Inside WFWA newsletter
  • Bi-weekly Industry News newsletter
  • Online workshops led by industry experts
  • Resources, including online toolboxes for every level in a writer’s journey to publication and beyond
  • Annual writers’ retreat with nationally-recognized authors and industry professionals
  • Regional events to encourage and foster community at the local level
  • Online pitch opportunities with women's fiction-acquiring agents and editors

Join

Annual dues are $48, payable at the conclusion of the registration process. 

 

Join WFWA Today!

 

 

WFWA Founders

Orly Konig        www.orlykonig.com
Kerry Lonsdale www.kerrylonsdale.com
Laura Drake     www.lauradrakebooks.com
Linda Avellar    www.lindaavellar.com
Marilyn Brant   www.marilynbrant.com
Maggie Marr    www.maggiemarr.net