Romance Writers of America: The Voice of Romance Writers
Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements his/her main income.
Romance Writers of America recognizes chapter affiliation as one of its major activities in providing local networking and support systems for writers. RWA's more than 145 local and online chapters offer members the opportunity to come together to discuss the industry and build connections with fellow romance writers.
RWA Member Benefits
•Advocacy: RWA advocates for the best publishing practices for its members, including fair contracts from both publishers and agents.
•Romance Writers Report: The RWR is a trade publication that mails monthly and covers all aspects of the romance writer's career. Free with your membership.
•eNotes: A bimonthly e-newsletter that delivers current industry news right to your e-mail inbox. Free with your membership.
•Local and Online Chapters: RWA has approximately 145 local, online, and special-interest chapters that members of the national association are eligible to join.
•Leadership Opportunities: RWA General members are entitled to run for a variety of leadership positions, including committees and the RWA Boards of Directors.
•myRWA: myRWA is a private online community where RWA members can connect with each other, network, and enhance their RWA membership experience, as well as access content specifically for RWA members.
• Contests and Conferences: Members are eligible to enter the prestigious RITA and Golden Heart contests at the discounted member rate. Also, members have the opportunity to participate in the many RWA chapter contests and conferences for published and unpublished works. Members also receive a discounted rate for the Annual Conference held each summer.
•RWA University: RWA's online education hub for members.