About RMFW

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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction. To that end, the organization strives to:

  • Provide an environment of support and encouragement among members
  • Stimulate interest in and appreciation for the art of writing
  • Act as a dissemination point for information concerning commercial fiction writing
  • Bring together authors, editors, agents, and other related professionals for the mutual benefit of all

RMFW hosts the Colorado Gold Writers Conference each September and sponsors the annual Colorado Gold Writers Contest for unpublished authors. We also sponsor annual education event, writers retreat, critique groups, publish a newsletter, host monthly events on the craft and business of writing, and periodically publish an anthology of short fiction showcasing the talents of our members.

Membership Benefits

As a member you'll get discounts on events as well as the other benefits listed below:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Online discussion group
  • Critique groups
  • Support for published authors through Published Authors Liaison (PAL) and Independent Published Authors Liaison (IPAL)
  • Reduced registration fee for our annual Colorado Gold Conference
  • Reduced registration fee for our biannual Education Workshops
  • Reduced registration fee for our online classes
  • Free monthly workshops and social events
  • Inclusion in submissions for the RMFW Anthology
  • Inclusion in our Members Book Directory
  • Inclusion on our mailing list

Membership Dues

  • Dues are $45 per year.
  • Your membership runs for a full year from the time you join.
  • You may choose to pay up to 3 years in advance.
  • If you pay by check, allow up to six weeks for your membership to activate.

Become a Member

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Volunteering & Board Membership

Volunteering with RMFW is a valuable opportunity to support fellow members, learn new skills, and form friendships. There are also opportunities to become a leader and join board members. Contact the volunteer chair at volunteer@rmfw.org if you are interested in joining our team.