About Us

The 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 are a volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing a community for career-focused women’s fiction writers via networking, education, and continuing support in career growth. We are a welcoming community that fosters a climate of purposeful inclusion and opportunity. Members can form meaningful connections and experience of 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.

Member benefits include:

  • 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 
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Weekly membership newsletter
  • Weekly Industry 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, industry professionals, and WF-acquiring agents and editors. The retreat is capped for attendance to allow for intimate exchange of knowledge and experiences.
  • Regional events to encourage and foster community at the local level
  • Online pitch opportunities with WF-acquiring agents and editors



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.com