Workshops 2021

Please Submit Your Expressions of Interest to Present a Workshop at the RWA Conference 2021

 2021 RWA Gold Coast Conference
Workshop Submissions
Expression of Interest  
Here at RWA we are expanding our reach for workshop submissions for our 2021 Conference, being held at Mantra on View, Gold Coast from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August 2021.
 
2021 is our 30th anniversary, and we are looking for suitable presentations for our Conference, themed Looking Forward, Looking Back. 
 
We are looking for a range of confident presenters to reflect RWA’s commitment to bring diversity and inclusivity to our conference content, while ensuring their presentations truly reflect this is a romance writing conference.
 
All presentations will be filtered through the following criteria:  Does the presentation promote excellence in romantic fiction?  Will the presentation help aspiring writers get published?  Will the presentation help published authors establish, maintain and advance their careers?   Will the presentation provide continuing support for romance writers, whatever their sub- genre? The RWA annual conference is our premier event and brings together over 300 writers and industry professionals for four days of professional development workshops, networking, social events, and pitching opportunities. We invite workshop proposals for the following professional development streams:
  Masterclasses for beginners… small group (numbers capped) full/half day – plotting, editing, etc.  Masterclasses for advanced authors… small group (numbers capped) full/half day – publishing, marketing, industry insights, advertising methods & platforms, etc.  Writing craft for beginners… plotting, character development, self-editing, structure, dialogue, prose, submission process, tropes and themes, etc.  Writing craft for advanced… deep editing, worldbuilding, etc.  Business… indie publishing, marketing, promotions, accounting, legal, tax, estate planning, etc.  Research and insights… culture, diversity, inclusion, history, profession descriptions, forensics, etc. Workshops are either 60 mins or 90 minutes in duration, with Masterclasses either half (4 hours) or full day (6-8 hours).
 
We pay ASA workshop presenter rates, details of which can be found on their website https://www.asauthors.org/findananswer/rates-of-pay
 
If you have a presentation that fits the bill, please follow the link below to the 2021 Workshop Proposal Submission form.  https://forms.gle/bgcUrgipNxMhvaC4A  
All submissions must be received by AEST 5:00pm Friday 30 October 2020.  The review process for submissions will take around 2 weeks and you should have a response regarding your submission mid November 2020.
 
Many thanks for your interest in presenting at our 30th anniversary conference. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Regards
 
2021 Gold Coast Conference
Steering Committee