Who We Are


Over the Guild’s 38-year history, the kind of unique support offered to women by the Guild has birthed many writers and resulted in the publication of more than 4,000 books.


Expanding programs of regional conferences and start-up writing groups offer our members the support and feedback necessary to hone their writing and to connect with each other between conferences.


Our quarterly newsletter, Network, offers helpful articles covering many craft-related topics, business and marketing guidance, as well as publication announcements for our members’ books, including full-color images of the front covers.
In addition to our members receiving lists of agents with current information about submissions, there are several ways to connect personally with interested agents throughout the year.

The Heart of IWWG

Women have returned to Guild events for 38 years to a joyful camaraderie, which has built a sisterhood unlike any other we know. You are welcome no matter what your level of experience.
Here you can learn the craft of writing and be supported in special ways as you learn. You will have the freedom to express your own writing dreams in an atmosphere of acceptance.
The energy created here is contagious. Your own voice will gain the power to join the chorus. Women get brave here.
The isolation felt when writing alone will vanish as you find the sisters who have been missing in your life. With women who share your passion, you can create lifelong bonds of friendship, all across the world.You will be encouraged to explore maximum use of electronic media without sacrificing human connection, and learn to decide which options are best for you.About Our ConferencesRegional and national conferences feature:
  • Workshops with topics that may include: plot, character, theme, memoir, pacing, mining your dreams, independent publishing, marketing, social media, writing query letters, writing for social change, writing monologues, screen plays, book proposals, flash fiction, humor, and poetry.
  • Access to yoga, Tai Chi, singing, dancing, finding your inner writer, your goddess, your sacred self...or just spending time alone to write and create.
  • “Meet the Agents” one-on-one sessions to pitch your work.