Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW)
A non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated
to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers
seeking publication in commercial fiction.

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Meet the Conference Guests

Margaret Bail, Inkling Literary, Agent
As part of our series to introduce everyone to our Colorado Gold Conference guests, Karen Duvall recently had the good fortune of chatting with literary agent Margaret Bail of Inklings Literary. Margaret Bail has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. With years of experience editing everything from medical documents to manuscripts, as well as teaching university-level English and writing, she looks forward to working closely with new and established authors to help develop their voice and craft. Read Interview
May Educational Workshop: A Writer's Toolbox
Join us at the May Educational Workshop. The workshop will provide specific tools and strategies for writers to develop their craft in constructing sentences, scenes, and stories. Gwen Hayes of Entangled Publishing will spend 15 minutes with 17 participants, critiquing the first 20 pages of their work in progress, for an additional $25. And everyone will spend 15 minute "Speed-Dating" with Author Betsy Dornbusch, Pam Nowak or Sean Curley. More Info

HURRY! Deadline to register a session with Gwen Hayes of Entangled Publishing and submit the first 20 pages of your manuscript for review is April 20th.

Happening Now

Colorado Gold Open: Get your entries in for the 2014 Colorado Gold Contest. Contest closes June 1, 2014, 11:59 PM MST. More Info

How are We Doing?: What are we doing right? What could we do better? What do you wish we'd start doing?. Take Our Survey

Writer of the Year Finalists: It is the Writer of the Year committee's great pleasure to announce the RMFW Writer of the Year Finalists for 2014: Shannon Baker, Christine Jorgensen, and Terry Wright. More Info

Anthology Selection: The Anthology Selection Committee is currently reviewing submissions for the 2014 Anthology, Crossing Colfax. Selection notification begins May 1st. More Info

Next Online Class

Spice It Up
Erotic romance is a booming genre growing by leaps and bounds in today’s book world. But many are confused about just what makes a spicy book “erotic.” The old adage sex sells has some merit, but an erotic romance is selling much more than sex, but story. Learn what makes a story sexy, erotic, and marketable. In this two week course, Marie will cover the genre and help you learn how to write passionate, believable scenes about people in love. More Info

New Releases by Members

Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer
Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.
Broken Trust by Shannon Baker
Hoping for a new beginning, Nora Abbott takes a job at Loving Earth Trust in Boulder, Colorado. But the trust is rife with deceit and corruption and the body count is climbing.
Burn Out by Kristi Helvig
One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, 17-year-old Tora Reynolds yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment in this sci-fi thriller.
The Assassin's Heart by Julie Kazimer
When CIA assassin Hannah Winslow mistakenly kills the wrong man, she vows never to take another life. Unfortunately Hannah's superiors believe the killing was intentional. Now Hannah is the target.
Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens
When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts.
Rocky Mountain Rescue by Cindi Myers
Federal marshal Patrick Thompson almost lost one woman in his care. He won't lose another. As an officer for the Witness Security Program, it's his job to protect Stacy Giardino, the former daughter-in-law of an infamous crime boss.