rwa-logo.pngToday’s organization: Romance Writers of America (RWA)

About the organization:

Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy.

Number of members: 10,000

To join, you must:
“All individuals who have attained the age of 18 and who agree to accept the purposes of RWA and to faithfully observe and be bound by the Bylaws of RWA shall be eligible to apply for membership.” “General Members” must be “seriously pursuing a romance fiction writing career” while associate members can be editors, agents, other publishing industry employees or other interested parties.

You’ll get:
Romance Writers Report
Contests and Conferences
Subscriptions and Discounts
More

And for that, you’ll pay:
Membership including periodical-rate postage of RWA’s newsletters: $110
Membership including first-class postage of RWA’s newsletters: $125

There is a one-time $25 processing fee.

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