#RWAus17 Love Gone Wild Conference Registration Information


Registrations for Love Gone Wild, RWA’s 26th Annual Conference, are now open.


The following information outlines important details for this year’s Love Gone Wild conference. Please read everything carefully before you register. Any changes of mind or last minute amendments will attract a $50 administration fee and in some cases, cancellation costs.


The conference will be held in Brisbane, August 11-13th, 2017 at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square Hotel.


All ticket pricing and conference options are detailed on the pricing page. Core Conference tickets are available from AUS$520.00.


The Love Gone Wild conference will be bringing you many firsts, never been done before events and activities designed for our diverse ecosystem of talented attendees.

 1. Manuscript Assessments

Available to Core Conference ticket holders only: Any author, aspiring, emerging or established, will have the opportunity to submit their manuscript to their choice of one or more of our assessing agents or editors for assessment.

  1. Any author (aspiring, established or emerging) may submit a one page synopsis, bio, optional photo and the full manuscript,


  1. Emerging / established authors may submit a one page synopsis, bio, optional photo, a minimum of the first three chapters and a two page proposal.

In return, the agent or editor will read the FIRST 15 PAGES ONLY of your submission and provide you with invaluable advice and feedback in an intimate one-on-one fifteen-minute session during the conference.

This is an amazing opportunity for authors. There will be a limited number of manuscript assessment spaces made available. You must have your polished work ready to submit at time of registration. These assessments will cost $150.00 each and are non-refundable on a change of mind basis.

NOTE: Information on pitching and registering for manuscript assessments with participating agents and editors  can be viewed here.  This is a paid assessment with an industry professional and is in no way a publishing or an acquisition promise, and does not replace free pitching sessions that will be open to all members who are registered for Core Conference. RWA will not enter into any discussions with either the agent/editor or the delegate.

Formatting standards apply. Download this document for formatting requirements –  format-Manuscript Assessment

For further information visit the Pitching and Manuscript Assessments page.

2. Exclusive BUSINESS HUB (for emerging and established authors only)

We have been across the planet in search of something truly unique to present at the Love Gone Wild conference. We are excited to launch our Business Hub. The Business Hub will be restricted to authors (emerging and established) with published novels (self or traditional) only as the sessions will focus on marketing and expanding your reach across the globe.

To get you excited, let us drop a few of the biggest names who are coming to Love Gone Wild.


As authors, most marketing activities fall on your shoulders. Many of you may not hold business degrees, have no clue what is available to you or how to increase your market penetration. These exciting guests will teach you how to utilise their services, find untapped hidden treasures, highlight their offerings and show you how to market yourself on a global scale.

You can look forward to learning how to use YouTube, AdWords, the Play Store and more, to increase sales and community engagement., self-publish and market globally with Draft2Digital, expand your reach with Bolinda, and get an understanding of the romance landscape with Nielsen BookScan.

NOTE: The Business Hub is for emerging and established authors only. Business Hub sessions are included in the price of the Core Conference ticket.


RWA have organised a booking partnership with Flight Centre. Click on the link below and talk to our consultant, Jacob Evans, for great deals on flights.


Discount AirTrain tickets from the airport are also available. Click here for more information.


Accommodation is available at the Pullman Brisbane, Mercure or Ibis hotels. Visit our  accommodation page for further details.

NOTE: The Pullman Brisbane King George Square and the Mercure Hotels share a common foyer and all the conference rooms will be accessible on Level 2 from both hotel towers on Saturday and Sunday.


First time attendees will be provided with a lanyard at the registration desk upon check-in.

Re-attendees – Please bring your lanyard from 2016 otherwise you will be charged $5.00 for a new one. This MUST be worn to all sessions / workshops / dinners etc.


Please do not hesitate to email Romance Writers of Australia at conference_registrar@romanceaustralia.com

with any enquiries.

Program and Session Information