WisRWA Calendar

May 19
2017 WisRWA Conference
May 19 - 21, 2017
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Featuring best-selling authors Christie Craig, Virginia Kantra, and Sarah MacLean.

Register now under the Conference tab!

Meeting Times

Mar 03
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

The Haves and Have-Nots of Website Design for Today's Author: Join Elle J. Rossi of EJR Digital for an interactive discussion on author websites. What works? What doesn't? Learn how to get the most bang for your buck and hear new ideas on how to engage readers at your cyber home.

**Please note this is a FRIDAY, not our usual 1st Wed. of the month.**
Mar 11
Chippewa Falls
10:00 to 12:30, 29 Pines at the Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, 5872 33rd Ave. (on Hwy 29), Eau Claire

Whether you’re drafting your first novel or making edits on your twentieth, we all battle the same enemy…TIME. How can we be expected to write with all the demands of social media, contracts and bookkeeping, day jobs and families? Come share your ideas and hear ours.
Mar 11
10:30-12:30 - Vino Latte 700 Grand Ave, Wausau

 Character Excavation, presented by Kristan Higgins, Farrah Rochon, Damon Suede from 2016 RWA National Conference: "In this session, the speakers will drill down past arcs and stereotypes into what makes fictional folks burn and shimmer on the page. They'll also unpack some helpful tools: the power of deep characterization to structure your story, how to skirt the swamps of backstory and the traps of tropes, and the source of that essential spark that brings fictional folks to life (and love) on the page."
Mar 18
9:00-11:30 - Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

TRENDS IN PUBLISHING: Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company says, “I think you can call the talk A bookseller's take on trends in publishing," and yes, he pays attention to things going on outside his bookstore. Daniel will talk about the relationships between publisher/bookstore and novelist/bookstore, as well as field questions about book launches and readings.
Apr 05
Green Bay
11:30-3:00 - 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Personal Branding: We all know about product branding - Nike's “Just Do It,” for example - but have you heard about personal branding? Gini Athey will present a Five-Point Personal Branding program and suggest ways to connect it to our writing and promotion of our books.

WisRWA Newsletter

Fabulous Five Contest

WisRWA Fab Five Contest
The 2017 Fabulous Five Writing Contest, our chapter’s contest for unpublished authors opens for entries on January 1, 2017.

An entry consists of the opening pages of your unpublished novel, up to 2,500 words.

You can enter in any of the eight categories:

  • Contemporary CATEGORY FULL!
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Young Adult/New Adult

Categories will be capped at thirty-five (35) entries. Any submissions received after a category has been capped will be returned.

Entry fee is $18 for WisRWA members, $25 for non-members.
NOTE: Entrants DO NOT need to be members of RWA to enter. This contest is open to all unpublished and self-published writers.


The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017

Any entries received after 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time) on March 1, 2017 will be returned.



For more information:

Complete Details, Rules, and Eligibility (pdf format)

Score Sheet (pdf format)


Any questions, please contact the Fabulous Five Contest Coordinator: Molly Maka at fabfivecontest @ gmail.com.




Past Winners of the Fab Five Contest

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