Member Benefits

RWA offers access to a wide range of benefits available exclusively to members. We want you to have the most relevant, up-to-date information and resources to better inform your career decisions and increase your understanding of the industry.


RWA advocates for the best publishing practices for its members, including fair contracts from both publishers and agents. Learn more about the resources we offer to help protect our members.


RWA provides an unprecedented number of opportunities to interact with fellow writers who are in all stages of their careers. We have local and online chapters, as well as robust online forums.


Members receive a discounted rate for the Annual Conference held each summer, where they have the opportunity to hear inspiring speakers, take in enlightening workshops, and make connections and friendships that will last them their entire career. RWA also hosts booths at industry trade shows, and several chapters host conferences throughout the year.


Members are eligible to enter RWA contests at a discounted member rate and to participate in the many RWA chapter contests and conferences.


Members have access to webinars, workshops, recorded sessions, articles, and other resources created by industry experts to help them grow in their craft and career.

Health Insurance Options

As part of the Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP) powered by Lighthouse Insurance Group LLC, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) is pleased to offer concierge service to our member companies and their employees in need of individual, family, and business/employee health insurance coverage options.

Subscriptions and Discounts

RWA partners with Circana BookScan, Publishers Alley, and Publishers Weekly to offer members discounted subscriptions. Members can also access subscriptions and discounts for a multitude of vendors and products to make writing life so much easier!