A few of the 2018 board members were hanging around and chatting after a meeting one month in the fall of 2017. One said, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could get every member of the group published?”
President Audra Lewandowski answered, “Why can’t we?”
And Get Published! was born.
North Texas RWA already offers educational programs, an informative monthly newsletter, a friendly atmosphere for networking, and access to the latest information on agents, editors and publishers of romantic fiction for both published and pre-published authors in order to fulfill our mission “to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.”
Participants of the Get Published! program are partnered with a published author for mentoring, accountability, and information about choosing a publishing route. They are also invited to come to the meeting at 10 am for a half-hour workshop about one of the basics of romance publishing. (These are open to everyone in NT, but the content is specifically geared for Get Published!) We’re also giving participants a toolbox of needed pros that are in their corner (editors, cover artists, formatters, etc.) And finally, we’ll stand beside these authors when their books are birthed in order to maximize their marketing.