Member Monday – WNBA-NYC Upcoming Events

Happy Monday and Happy Presidents’ Day!

It’s going to be a busy couple of months for WNBA-NYC. Don’t forget to mark your calendar so you can make all the events.


thumbtack_boardWNBA-NYC Chapter Board Meeting

Ever wonder how you can get more involved in WNBA-NYC decisions? Come to a Chapter Board Meeting. All board meetings are open to members—a good way to find out what’s happening in the chapter, meet board members, and express your opinion! There are open volunteer and board positions, too!

  • February 18, 2014, 5:30-7:30
  • Location: Pace University Midtown, 551 Fifth Ave., 8th floor (betw 45 & 46 Sts.)
  • If you’d like to come, just RSVP to so we’re sure to have enough chairs!



Query Roulette

Query Roulette 2012

Query Roulette 2012

WNBA-NYC’s Query Roulette is a round-robin style event that matches one-on-one meetings between authors and literary agents. Those seeking publishing advice on the all-important query letter, can get it from up to ten literary agents in one night! Fees begin at just $35.00 for WNBA-NYC members and decrease per appointment based on the number booked, it’s also one of the most cost-effective.

Available slots are filling quickly so hurry and register. We will also need volunteers to help set up before the event and help out during the event. Email (subject: QR volunteer help).

  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 6:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Assoc of American Publishers office, 71 Fifth Ave, betw. 14 & 15th Sts.
  • Register Here



booksHow to successfully publish your own book:  An Evening of Discussion with Industry Experts, a joint program with the Book Industry Guild of NY

Is there a manuscript on your hard drive or in your desk drawer that you’d love to publish? Not sure if it should be published in print or as an e-book? How will you market and publicize it when it’s published? Just interested in learning what self-publishing means in today’s digital marketplace? Today there are many good reasons to self-publish that book and many ways to do it. Our panel of industry insiders and successful self-published authors will provide nuts and bolts information about the promises and pitfalls of self-publishing. Come hear what they have to say and bring your questions, too. There will be an opportunity for networking before and after the program.

  • Tuesday, March 11 6-8  (program will start at 6:30)
  • Location: Wix Lounge, 235 W. 23rd St., 8th floor
  • Free to WNBA, BIG/NY members, and students with ID (nonmembers: $20.00 at the door with credit card)
  • RSVP to
  • For a full list of panelists click here



Write Relationships:  Authors, Editors, and Agentswrite - word in letterpress type

A Panel Discussion Sponsored by Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter and New York University Creative Writing Program

Join us to hear from our prominent authors, agents, and editors.  They will explain how these important relationships develop and thrive.  We will learn about fruitful relationships behind successful book launches, what works and what doesn’t work.  There will be time for questions.

  • Friday, March 28, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
  • Location:  58 West 10th St. New York, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
  • Free to all; our event is part of The NYU Reading Series
  • Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale and signing.
  • RSVP to
  • For a full list of panelists click here


We’ll also have a Neighborhood Lunch in March, date and location coming soon!

If you would be interested in having us schedule an occasional Neighborhood Dinner, please let us know. Email

Let’s hope there is dessert!

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About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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