NECRWA19 Conference Is Now Accepting Workshop Submissions!

The NECRWA19 Conference, to be held April 26-27, 2019 in Burlington, MA, is accepting workshop proposals now through October 19th.

Pitch us your best! Do you have an amazing workshop? We are looking for a wide variety of panels and instructional sessions that will appeal to authors of all sub-genres and levels of experience. We especially encourage Authors of Color, LGBTQ+ authors, and otherwise marginalized authors to pitch us. Please fill out the submission form at https://goo.gl/forms/q6vpEkBDqTg0bIt52. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tamsen Parker, our workshop chair, at [email protected].

Congratulations to 2018 New England Readers’ Choice Finalists!

Please join the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America® in congratulating the finalists in the 2018 New England Readers’ Choice contest! At the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 29, 2018 we will be announcing winners in each category, as well as the winner of our Grand Prize: a $250 gift certificate from Barclay Publicity!

ROMANCE SHORT STORY

Madame de Boudoir, King of the Sea

Gina Conkle, To Steal a Viking Bride

Sionna Fox*, Etudes, in Symphony Amore: Erotic Stories of Love and Music

ROMANCE NOVELLA

Maria K. Alexander, Believe In My Heart (Tangled Hearts #4)

Nancy Herkness, Second To None (Second Glances series)

Jean C. Joachim, The House-Sitter’s Christmas

Miranda Liasson, Can’t Miss Christmas (Mirror Lake Christmas series)

EROTIC ROMANCE

Kilby Blades, Snapdragon

Marie Johnston, Unmistaken Identity

Karen Stivali, Moment of Fate (Moments in Time #5)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Patricia Barletta*, Moon Shadow (Book #2 Auriano Curse series)

Lisa Berne, The Laird Takes a Bride (The Penhallow Dynasty #2)

Abigail Dane, The Viscount and the Valet

Michelle Sinclair, Never Kiss a Highlander

ROMANCE WITH RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL ELEMENTS

Karen Foley, A Hummingbird Christmas (Glacier Creek #1)

Dana R. Lynn, Amish Christmas Abduction (Amish Country Justice #3)

Dana R. Lynn, Plain Target (Amish Country Justice #1)

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCIFI/TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE

Nadine Mutas, To Enthrall the Demon Lord (Love and Magic #4)

Saharra K. Sandhu, Fire in Ice: Tale of the Dragon Rider

Gabi Stevens, Mystic

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Sarah Andre, Capturing the Queen

Katie Reus, Resurrection (Redemption Harbor #1)

Abbie Roads, Saving Mercy (Fatal Truth #1)

YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE

Ann Gallagher, Having Her Back

C.C. Hunter, The Mortician’s Daughter

Meg Kassel, Black Bird of the Gallows

SHORT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Jen Doyle*, Holiday House Call (Calling It series)

Kate James, Home to Stay (San Diego K-9 Unit #4)

Angela Quarles, Earning It

LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Shelly Alexander, It’s In His Arms (Red River Valley #4)

Maria K. Alexander, Awaken My Heart (Tangled Hearts #3)

Rose Grey*, Waiting for You (Durrell Brothers #1)

Jo McNally, She’s Far from Hollywood

 

* denotes a NECRWA member

We Need You–to volunteer!

WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOUR FELLOW NECRWA MEMBERS? BECOME A NEC VOLUNTEER!

Are you a new member of NECRWA wondering how to become more involved in the organization? An old hand with experience to share? A member who lives too far away to attend monthly meetings, but who would still like to contribute to the organization?

Consider volunteering!

NECRWA is always in need of members to help organize and run our group, as well as the many events we hold throughout the year.  We are currently looking for members who would be willing to serve the organization in the following ways:

 

Audit Committee: Chair and two other members

Do you have accounting or other financial management experiencing? Are you good at math? Do you want to help NECRWA without having to leave the comfort of your own home? We are looking for three volunteers to serve on an Audit Committee which will be reviewing NECRWA’s accounting for the 2017 year.

Contact Stephanie Kay ([email protected]) for more information, or to volunteer.

 

Welcoming Committee

Are you a seasoned NECRWA member willing to share your experiences with brand new members? Invite new members to engage in online and in person conversations? Check in with newbies to make sure that they feel welcome, and a valued part of the organization? Volunteer to serve on the newly formed Welcoming Committee.

Contact Jackie Horne ([email protected]a.org) for more information, or to volunteer.

 

Conference Chair, 2019 Conference

Even though 2018’s conference has not yet taken place, planning for next year’s conference is already beginning! Do you want to help choose the conference site and speakers? Do you have event-planning experience? Great organizational skills? The ability to keep a group of volunteers on track? Then we are looking for you! Additional perk: our Conference Chair attends conference free of charge.

Contact current Conference Chair Kristen Strassel ([email protected]) for more information, or Jackie Horne ([email protected]) to volunteer

 

2018 Conference Volunteers

Don’t have a lot of time to spare, but still want to help out? We’ll soon be sending out a call for volunteers for April’s conference, to help out in a variety of ways: moderating a workshop session; helping at the registration table; helping to distribute giveaway books, etc. Help make this year’s conference a success by volunteering an hour or two of your time!

Happy 2018!

Happy new year, and welcome to NECRWA’s newly revamped website! We hope you find it easier to navigate and find what you need–if you have any trouble or want to provide feedback, please feel free to contact the webmistress. (Which is also me, NECRWA’s VP-Communications.) We will be continuing to add content and functionality to the site over the next few months, including:

  • a revamped members’ area with more information for new (and existing) members
  • an expanded and updated authors page
  • and other cool stuff we’re cooking up. 🙂

Today is exciting for another reason–registration for NECRWA’s fantastic Let Your Imagination Take Flight conference is now open! The conference will be held on April 27-28, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Burlington (MA), and the line-up of workshops and speakers this year is incredible. You don’t want to miss it! Early bird rates apply through February 1st, so register today!

NECRWA18 Conference Is Accepting Workshop Submissions!

The NECRWA Conference, to be held April 27-28, 2018 in Burlington, MA, is accepting workshop proposals now through October 15th!

Do you have a great workshop or panel idea? We are looking for a wide variety of panels and instructional sessions focused on craft, business, and lifestyle topics that will appeal to authors in all sub-genres and with all levels of experience. Please fill out the submission form here: https://docs.google.com/…/1phcKY-ek4r8AeAwPkjVeQeJ…/viewform. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tamsen Parker, our workshop chair, at [email protected].

2017 NECRWA Conference Registration is Open!

Early bird registration is now open for the 2017 NECRWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight conference! Click here to register! The conference will be held on April 7-8, 2017 at the Boston Marriott hotel in Burlington, MA.

The Friday master class will be on “Writing Sexual and Romantic Tension for All Heat Levels” taught by Molly O’Keefe. Keynote speakers will be Joanna Bourne and Zoe York. A full list of the workshops and panels can be found on the Workshops page. And check out the agents and editors who will be taking your pitches!

Questions? Email [email protected] We hope you can join us!

2017 FEE SCHEDULE
Fee Schedule NEC Members Non-NEC Members
EARLY REGISTRATION

December 1 – January 31

$199 $219
REGULAR REGISTRATION

February 1 – April 1

$209 $229
LATE REGISTRATION

starting April 2

$234 $254
MEALS ONLY (FOR GUESTS NOT ATTENDING CONFERENCE) $110 $110
MASTER CLASS: DOUBLE RITA WINNER MOLLY O’KEEFE (FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ONLY)

Friday April 7

$40 $40

April 7-8, 2017—Conference News

The 2017 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference will be held on April 7-8 at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA. Check out our Facebook page for the latest announcements about speakers, workshops and workshop submissions, agents and editors, and more.

If you have a conference workshop to propose, use our Workshop Proposal Form or email our Conference Workshop Chair, Stephanie Kay at [email protected].

Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

 

The New England Chapter of RWA invites you to submit workshop proposals for our next Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, to be held April 29-30, 2016 at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA.

If you’d like to submit a proposal, please complete our Workshop Proposal Form. Our workshop chair, Cathryn Parry, will also accept proposals and questions at [email protected] until October 31, 2015.

You may also submit your workshop proposal using our printable form and mail it to:

NECRWA Workshops

1770 Massachusetts Ave., #189

Cambridge, MA 02140

 

The conference fee will be waived for one speaker per workshop. For more information, please visit our Conference Page.

 

Congratulations to our Readers’ Choice Finalists

Winners will be announced at our Let Your Imagination Take Flight Awards Breakfast on April 25.

 

Erotic

Kate Baum, Funny Girl

Mia Gabriel, Lord Savage

Anna Jeffrey, The Cattleman

Teresa Noelle Roberts, Out of Control

 

Paranormal

Lisa Belcastro, Shenandoah Dreams

Stephanie Feagan, Crazy for You

Lauren Smith, Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

 

First Book

Janie Crouch, Primal Instinct

Patience Griffin, To Scotland with Love

Maria Imbalzano, Unchained Memories

 

Romantic Suspense

Toni Anderson, A Cold Dark Place

Dana Marton, Forced Disappearance

Tiffany Snow, In His Shadow

 

Short Contemporary

Leigh Duncan, Second Chance Family

Emily Harper, My Sort-of, Kind-of Love

Jean Joachim, To Love or Not to Love

Amanda Renee, Blame it on the Rodeo

 

Long Contemporary

Patience Griffin, To Scotland with Love

Nancy Herkness, The Place I Belong

Sophie Moss, The Wind Chime Cafe  

Terri Osburn, More to Give

Kim Sanders, The Ex-Lottery

 

Historical

Isabella Bradford, A Wicked Pursuit

Megan Frampton, The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior

Darlene Marshall, The Pirate’s Secret Baby

Lauren Smith, Wicked Designs