General 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 weekly 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 Also, members have the opportunity to participate in the many RWA chapter contests and conferences for published and unpublished works.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.
  • Subscriptions & Discounts: RWA members may purchase exclusive subscriptions and discounts on industry-related products and services. 

Associate-Writer Member Benefits

Associate-Writer members shall not have any voting rights or the right to hold office in RWA.

  • 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 weekly 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.
  • 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.
  • Subscriptions & Discounts: RWA members may purchase exclusive subscriptions and discounts on industry-related products and services. 

Associate-Other Member Benefits

Associate-Other members shall not have any voting rights or the right to hold office in RWA.

  • 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 weekly 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.
  • 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.
  • Subscriptions & Discounts: RWA members may purchase exclusive subscriptions and discounts on industry-related products and services. 

Associate-Acquiring Member Benefits

Associate-Acquiring members shall not have any voting rights or the right to hold office in RWA.

  • 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 weekly 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.
  • 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. 
  • RWA University: RWA's online education hub for members.
  • Subscriptions & Discounts: RWA members may purchase exclusive subscriptions and discounts on industry-related products and services. 

Affiliate Member Benefits

Affiliate members shall not have any voting rights or the right to hold office in RWA.

  • Local and Online Chapters: RWA has approximately 145 local, online, and special-interest chapters that members of the national association are eligible to join.
  • 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. 
  • Subscriptions & Discounts: RWA members may purchase exclusive subscriptions and discounts on industry-related products and services.