Writer Groups & Conferences:
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers
SFFW is an organization for published authoirs and industry professionals in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.
Society For Children’s Book Writers And Illustrators
SCBWI, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the only professional organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.
Romance Writers Of America
Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre.
Sisters In Crime
Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.
California Writers Club
California Writers Club, founded in 1909, is one of the nation’s oldest professional clubs for writers. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational corporation with 22 branches and 1,700+ members. The organization is dedicated to educating writers of all levels and disciplines in the craft of writing and marketing their work.
Horror Writing Association
HWA was formed in the late 1980’s with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. Today it is the oldest and most respected professional organization for the genre. HWA’s mission is to encourage public interest in and foster an appreciation of Horror and Dark Fantasy literature.
Historical Novel Society
The HNS was founded in the UK in 1997. First conceived as a campaigning society due to historical fiction being in the doldrums then, it has now grown into an international organization. Membership is easy and open to those who enjoy historical fiction of any kind.
Mystery Writers Of America
Mystery Writers of America is the leading association for professional crime writers in the United States. Members of MWA include most major writers of crime fiction and non-fiction, as well as screenwriters, dramatists, editors, publishers, and other professionals in the field. You do NOT have to be published to join.
National Association Of Memoir Writers
NAMW’s goal is to empower memoir writers with purpose and energy to develop their stories into a publishable memoir, whether in essay form, a book, a family legacy, or a blog.
American Christian Fiction Writers
ACFW’s mission is to help you tell your stories by inspiring you to partner with God in the creative process, learn the craft, and find your audience.
Western Writers Of America
Western Writers of America, Inc. was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American Wet and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field.The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional Western fiction, but the organization has expanded to include historians, nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, it is currently unknown which conferences will be available to attend online and which will be cancelled in 2021.
Malice Domestic: More Than Malice – July 14 – 17, 2021
Online only, festival-style crime convention.
Romance Writers of America: July 14-17, 2021
Combined event, online options and in-person options.
Writer’s Digest: July 22-25, 2021
Currently book as an in-person event.
New York, NY
Bouchercon: Blood on the Bayou – August 24 -29, 2021
Currently booked as an in-person event.
Please check back here later for more information. We will update as new details emerge.