Phone: (303) 331-2608 P.O. Box 711, Montrose, CO 81402 or Email Us

About RMFW

Become a Member

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction. To that end, the organization strives to:

  • Provide an environment of support and encouragement among members
  • Stimulate interest in and appreciation for the art of writing
  • Act as a dissemination point for information concerning commercial fiction writing
  • Bring together authors, editors, agents, and other related professionals for the mutual benefit of all

RMFW hosts the Colorado Gold Writers Conference each September and sponsors an annual writers Contest for unpublished authors. We also sponsor critique groups, publish a newsletter, host monthly events on the craft and business of writing, and periodically publish an anthology of short fiction showcasing the talents of our members.

Membership Benefits

As a member you'll get discounts on events as well as the other benefits listed below:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Online discussion group
  • Critique groups
  • Support for published authors through Published Authors Liaison (PAL) and Independent Published Authors Liaison (IPAL)
  • Reduced registration fee for our annual Colorado Gold Conference
  • Reduced registration fee for our RMFW Writers Retreat
  • Reduced registration fee for our biannual Education Workshops
  • Inclusion on our mailing list
  • Annual Colorado Gold writing contest
  • Free monthly workshops and social events

Membership Dues

  • Dues are $45 per year.
  • Your membership runs for a full year from the time you join.
  • Renewals are automatic through PayPal unless you choose otherwise.
  • Membership and renewals are immediate via this website unless you choose otherwise.
  • If you pay by check, it could take six weeks to go through the system because everything has to be done manually by several people along the way.

Become a Member

Not ready for membership? Subscribe to our emails and learn more about our organization.

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.

Stephen King

It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.

Ernest Hemingway

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

Mark Twain

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.

Somerset Maugham

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.

C. J. Cherryh

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Robert Benchley

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.

Sidney Sheldon

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.

Henry David Thoreau

Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.

Ayn Rand

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams

Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything.

Philip K. Dick

Half my life is an act of revision.

John Irving

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.

Erica Jong

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil—but there is no way around them.

Isaac Asimov

Fiction is about stuff that’s screwed up.

Nancy Kress
Copyright © 2014 by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
and the authors providing content for this website.