The First Kiss Contest

Send us the scene from your book where your couple first kisses. The scene should convey the emotion and romantic conflict between the characters, sparkle with creative dialogue, description, and characterization, and move the story forward. As one of our authors said, “Good kiss scenes are essentially emotional discoveries. The first kiss brings a new closeness… but also a new set of complications.”

First Kiss Contest now open and accepting entries. Click here for more information.

Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

The NEC-RWA invites you to submit workshop proposals for our next Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, to be held April 27 – 28, 2012 at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem,MA.

Once again, our conference will feature fabulous speakers, a variety of workshops, individual editor and agent appointments, the Book Fair for Literacy, excellent food, and the opportunity to socialize with authors, friends, and industry professionals.

If you’d like to be part of the 2012 conference, please submit the following form along with an outline of your workshop and a short bio.  Our workshop chair, Hannah Howell, will welcome your proposal at conference_workshops@necrwa.org until October 1, 2011.

The conference fee will be waived for one speaker per workshop.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help with the conference, please contact Kate Sohl at conference@necrwa.org

We hope to hear from you!