Indiana Romance Writers of America is chapter #15 of the Romance Writers of America® (RWA). Our Chapter was founded January 1, 1982, and incorporated in 1985. We are a professional organization dedicated to creating high-quality romance writing in all genres through the education and networking among authors, editors, agents, and others in the publishing industry. Our mission is to educate and encourage authors at all levels in their pursuit of excellence in romance writing.
We are an active chapter, with approximately fifty members writing in a broad spectrum of romance genres. Beginning writers to multi-published authors make up our membership and all levels are welcome to join us. We are proud to claim Golden Heart and RITA Award finalists and winners, Holt Medallion winners, and New York Times and USA Today bestsellers among our ranks. While we try to keep things light, motivate our members, and have a little fun, we never lose sight of the fact that romance writing is a business and an important part of the publishing industry.
Prospective members are invited to attend up to two monthly meetings prior to joining. Dues are $24 per year and are prorated according to the month membership begins.
IRWA provides a wealth of information, guidance, and help to its members.
Conference Workshops Critique Groups
Monthly Speakers Personal Quest Goals Writers' Retreat
Recognition and Awards Industry News and Updates Chapter Resource Library
To join the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, prospective members must belong to Romance Writers of America, our parent organization. Follow the RWA link to apply online or request an application. Membership packages are also available by calling the national office at (832) 717-5200.
**A myRWA profile is required to have access to all chapter-related loops, forums, and website pages.**
Complete and submit a membership application through the Registration button at the top of the page. Payments options include PayPal/credit card, check by mail, or cash/check in person at a chapter meeting. Be sure to fill out all required areas for prompt addition to the membership.
Please contact us with questions about IRWA or membership at IRWAPresident@gmail.com.
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