How do I join?
There are two steps to joining RWA.
First, you'll need to join the national organization. To do this, go to the RWA website and fill out their online application.
After you join the national group, you join our chapter. It's a pretty painless procedure. Simply fill out our online form. Note that our form opens in a separate window. This makes for easier printing if you choose snail-mail.
If you don't hear back from us within a week, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your application.
What does it cost?
For the first year you join, our chapter dues are $27.00 per year, after that, the dues drop to $25.00 per year.
Note: If you join the chapter after June 30 of a given year, then when you join, you pay the full amount $27. However the following year, your dues will be half of the normal yearly fee, that is $12.50. In all subsequent years, you will pay the full dues amount.
What do I get?
Those of us who have joined RWA think it's a pretty good deal! You are entitled to attend the monthly meetings and network with fellow members. We also have an extensive tape library with over 560 tapes, so you can listen to some of the best presentations from past workshops and conferences.
You'll also be entitled to discounts at local and national conferences and be eligible to enter some of the most recognized contests in our genre. Several members have formed critique groups—so if you're looking for a writing group to call your own, this is a good place to meet fellow professionals who share the same interest in writing.
If that isn't enough, as a member of the national RWA, you'll also receive the monthly Romance Writer's Report. This journal has up-to-date information about what's going on in the industry. For example, a recent issue dealt with tax tips for the coming year, an article by Richard Curtis (prominent literary agent), a market update on changes and contacts at publishing houses, a schedule of upcoming conferences and contests, and more!
*No person shall be denied membership because of race, color, sex, age, religion or national obligation.*