Sunday, March 28, 2010

Romance Writers of America Announces New Education Initiative

Romance Writers of America Announces New Education Initiative

On April 1, RWA will be launching its new education program, RWA University – the culmination of months of work by members of the Board of Directors and the RWA office staff. The information that will go live that day and in the weeks and months ahead is just the beginning of what we plan to be a living, growing, robust education program. Be sure to check back often to see what new information we’ve added, and please share the word with your fellow RWA members. Also, we want to know what you think: what we haven’t covered, suggestions for other sources of information on the topics, etc.

This pilot year of the program will focus on the various publishing avenues, so we’ll be going over details of large print programs, small press, digital, subsidy, vanity, work for hire and self-publishing. RWA U is a self-directed program, meaning you can read through the available information at any time after it’s posted. We plan to have industry professionals give presentations online, and lots of links to other sources on the sub-topics will be available. We’ll also run periodic RWR articles on these topics as well.

We are constantly brainstorming new ideas for RWA U and have big aspirations for the program. It may grow slowly at first, but we’re just getting our feet wet. We have other exciting educational offerings in the works, things that will help the members of RWA in their endeavors to build bigger and better romance writing careers for themselves.

I hope you all enjoy and find benefit in RWA U.

Trish Milburn, Chair
RWA Education Task Force

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