EFA members, learn more about volunteering at events such as book festivals and trade conferences in your area by visiting the Representing the EFA webpage.

The EFA defers to local public health guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the discretion of local coordinators in deciding to resume in-person meetings and events. For updates, please see the listings below or contact your local chapter.

Upcoming Events


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Developmental Editing of Fiction: Beginning

Today is the launch for this popular course—now self-paced! This self-paced introductory course is meant for anyone who wants to help authors shape their stories, develop their storytelling grit, and...

EFA Conference (EFACON 2023)

Westin Alexandria Old Town 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, United States

EFACON 2023 will take place August 17–19 in Old Town, Alexandria, VA! EFA conferences allow you to network with colleagues and develop professionally—a rare opportunity for solo entrepreneurs. Our conferences...

NYC Chapter: Visit the EFA at the 2023 Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY, United States

Once again, we're exhibiting at Brooklyn Book Festival! Stop by our booth (#607 between Joralemon and Adams Streets next to Brooklyn Borough Hall) to learn more about the benefits of...

Editing Romance

This deep dive into romance will help developmental editors build genre toolkits. All the basics of romance—story beats, tropes, and more—will be covered.

Office Closed Monday April 8.

The EFA Offices will be closed Monday, April 8, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 9. Job postings, discussion list subscriptions, and other customer service requests may not be responded to until then.

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