Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
RMFW is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
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Here you can renew your membership or log in and access members-only options and information.
2016 WOTY & I-WOTY Nominations
Each year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers honors two of its published members as its Writer of the Year (WOTY) and Independent Writer of the Year (I-WOTY). The winners of the awards are members in good standing selected by RMFW's membership from candidates who have been published during the previous calendar year. If you or someone you know is eligible to enter their credentials for consideration as either WOTY or I-WOTY, use the link below 1/22/16 - 2/24/2016 to nominate authors. The WOTY is recognition for those authors with books traditionally published during the 2015 calendar year. The I-WOTY is for those authors with books independently published during the 2014 and 2015 calendar years. SUBMIT A NOMINEE.
Rocky Mountain Writer
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Submit your story to the 2016 anthology from 1/1/16 at midnight until 2/29/16 at 11:59 PM. See Anthology menu options above for details.
Next Board Meeting
The next board meeting is January 23rd at 1:00 PM at the Sam Gary Branch Library. Join us and meet Vicki Law, our new President and Wendy Terrien, our new Secretary.
Proposals to present a Colorado Gold workshop or panel are open from 1/1/16 at 8:00 AM through 3/31/16 at 11:59 PM.
February 6th Denver Free Program
Filling the Gaps in Historical Fiction:
Ever wonder where the research either should or must end, and the writing begin? Ever struggle to find the balance between history and fiction, between fact and imagination? In this workshop we’ll explore how holes in the historical record can be filled with creativity. Author and librarian Jack Marshall Maness will show a little of his research and writing process, and we’ll share our own work with our fellow writers (please bring a couple pages or ideas that have you stuck and we'll try to un-stick them!) MORE INFO.
2016 Colorado Gold Conference News
It's Workshop Proposal Time
Special Free Workshop
How to Write a Winning
Presented by Susie Brooks and Pam Nowak
Saturday, February 13
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sam Gary Branch Library
2961 Roslyn St.
Denver (Stapleton) 80238
What Makes a Winning Conference Proposal
During the proposal selection process, the committee focused on the proposed topic as well as the proposal itself. Knowing that your proposal will be one among many, it's worth your time to make sure it showcases your workshop in the best possible way.
7 Reasons to Teach at a Writers Conference
Are you asking yourself if you're qualified to teach at a writers conference? Is it worth your time and effort to develop a course? Everyone has something to offer, and this blog post outlines why you should submit a proposal for this year’s Colorado Gold Conference.
2016 Workshop Proposal Submissions OPEN NOW through March 31st at 11:59 PM.
DOWNLOAD the 2016 Conference Proposal Worksheet for instructions that will help you complete the proposal form.
If you have questions about conference, contact Wendy Howard & Corinne O'Flynn at email@example.com.
Stay updated about conference happenings on social media using the hashtag #RMFW2016.
2016 Colorado Gold Conference Keynote Speakers
Submissions Open January 1st at Midnight to February 29th at 11:59 PM
Sometimes things are better off lost.
And sometimes they were never meant to disappear.
Either way, when they're found, everything changes.
for submission guidelines, schedule of events, and link to submit your story or
contact Mario Acevedo at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Live recording: On Saturday, Feb. 6, Jack Marshall Maness delivered a presentation titled "Filling the Gaps in Historical Fiction." The talk was given at the Bear Valley Branch Library in Denver to a packed room. Maness, the winner of the 2015 Colorado Book Award for best historical fiction for his novel Song of the Jayhawk, talked about his research process and how he finds the space between fact and imagination to move his stories forward. Song of the Jayhawk focused on pre-Civil War Kansas and so will the follow-up, due soon.
For suggestions about content or to comment on the show, email Mark Stevens. Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.