Welcome

This is the home of the Houston Bay Area chapter #30 of Romance Writers of America. The chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. See details at right.

Look around the site, get to know us. Then stop by one of our monthly meetings and join us!

The 2014 JABBIC

Judge a Book by Its Cover Contest

IS OPEN!

CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST DETAILS

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ENTERING

CLICK HERE TO SEE last year’s WINNERS!

Tweet about it with #JABBIC

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November 18 Meeting–

Annual Chocolate Critiques

chocolateIt’s time for Chocolate Critiques….it’s fun, it’s thrilling, and it’s full of chocolate. Yum. This is the time to fly an idea, polish a submission, or just see what readers have to say about your writing–and eat chocolate. Published members, if you are branching out in a new direction, have something different you want to try out, feel free to take part. This is for ALL our members. Only the first TEN entries will be accepted.

If you’d like to have two full pages from the beginning of your story read and critiqued at our November meeting, YOU MUST *submit the first two full pages of your manuscript, via email, to Jo Anne Banker at (skpr at airmail.net) by November 13.

Standard manuscript style (double-spaced, 1″ margins) except you can begin on line one of the first page. Use 12 pt Times New Roman or Courier. Put the title in your header but not your name; if you forget we’ll take it out for you–these are anonymous critiques. It is not mandatory that your hero and heroine meet in the first two pages, but we’ll be using some standard contest evaluation forms so be sure it’s obvious who the main character is, what kind of character he or she is, what kind of story it is, mood, time and place, etc. etc.

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Be sure to come to our CHRISTMAS PARTY on December 16 at Gerry Bartlett’s house. Check the HBA newsletter for directions.

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This chapter complies with RWA’s bylaws and policies on chapters. All members of this chapter must be members in good standing of RWA during their membership in this chapter. Visitors may attend two chapter meetings prior to applying for membership in the chapter.