Chicago-North RWA Spring Fling Writers’ Conference

Register here for Chicago Spring Fling 2018 conference, April 20 to 21 in Oak Brook, IL.

Early registration runs from October 1 to November 30, 2017. Early conference registration is $200 for Chicago-North RWA members, $215 for other RWA members, and $225 for non-members. After November 30, general registration for everyone, regardless of RWA membership status, will be $250.

If you are presenting a workshop at Spring Fling 2018, the registration fee will be automatically adjusted to the discounted amount.

Registration includes a meal ticket for the gala dinner. If you would like to bring a guest or guests to the gala, you can purchase additional meal tickets for $65 per guest.

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NOTE: Pitch appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis, based on registration and payment date.
If you have a manuscript and would like to pitch to an agent or editor, rank your appointment preferences from 1 to 10. Please rank the agents/editors only if you meet their specific guidelines! You do not have to rank all ten agents and editors. If you make an appointment to pitch an editor or agent, please come prepared with a copy of your first 250 words to turn in at registration.
Historical and contemporary romance in most subgenres, women’s fiction, women’s historical fiction, crime novels, psychological thrillers, gothic/gothic-styled contemporary or historical, Christian/inspirational.
Contemporary, erotic, and select historical romance; self-published authors looking to explore a hybrid career; commercial and upmarket women’s fiction; Literary and commercial YA fiction; select middle grade and early reader fiction with strong commercial appeal.
Women’s fiction, inspirational romance, cozy mystery, New Adult, YA, romantic suspense, historical and contemporary romances.
YA, adult, and middle grades; upmarket contemporary fiction, science fiction, magical realism, psychological mystery, and literary horror.
All romance—contemporary, historical, Western, sports, Regency, inspirational, category, urban fantasy, paranormal, suspense, new adult, and any combination thereof; women’s fiction, select nonfiction.
Single-title romance, all subgenres.
Erotic romance, all subgenres; contemporary, historical, and sci-fi are of particular interest. Paranormal is also welcome.
Short, contemporary romance with compelling author voices and sensual soap opera plots.
Quirky gay romances with super happy endings for category romance (contemporary and paranormal); romantic suspense, from cozy mysteries to romantic thrillers; non-romance gay genre fiction; and contemporary gay romance with happy endings in general.
All sub-genres of romance, 25k-100k words; diverse authors and characters; LGBTQ.
Romance—cowboys, Highlanders, rock stars, athletes (especially with PoC), office romance, historicals, romantic suspense, contemporary, shifters, women’s fiction with a central friendship.
The number of extra meal tickets you need, if any. Your meal is included in registration; you pay extra only if you wish to invite a guest or guests.
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