Historical Writers of America (HWA) is a nonprofit trade association, with a membership of supportive historical writers and related industry professionals. Our mission is to advance the personal, professional and business interests of writers who are inspired by history through networking, education, and advocacy. Fiction? Nonfiction? Both? HWA is the place for you! Whether your interest is in book, novel, short story, journalism, or other writing forms, we celebrate the writer that is inspired by history, and work to have a supporting community, and educational and networking opportunities.

Welcome to the HWA Call for Presentations for the 2019 Conference in Colonial Williamsburg VA, October 10-13, 2019. To submit your proposal you'll need to:


• Submit proposal with Title, 200-400 word description, category, and format.

• 200-word max. author bio(s)

• Author Photo(s)


Proposals can be worked on as drafts, but once you hit “submit” they cannot be edited.

Files with author bio(s) and photo(s) should be uploaded before submission.

There is no limit on the number of proposals an individual may submit but each proposal must be submitted on a new proposal form. No more than three (3) will be accepted for each individual presenter, including panels. 

Note that items with an asterisk on the form are required. 

If you have questions about submitting a proposal see the FAQs on the Call for Presentations at historicalwritersofamerica.org.


HWA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, support and connect ALL historical writers: fiction or non-fiction, whether they are writing books or writing for the screen (movies or tv), the stage, magazines, or online blogs. HWA’s focus is on the historical writer - in all genres. If your setting is at least 50 years in the past, it's considered historical.  HWA welcomes traditionally published or self-published authors as well as those aspiring to be published to join as general members.


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