About the PRO Community

    RWA welcomes writers at all stages of their careers from the unpublished, to the "almost" published, to the published and the multipublished. In an effort to meet the needs of all its members, RWA has several Communities of Practice (CoP) which are communities of people who come together with a common interest to share ideas, find solutions, and build innovations.

    The purpose of the PRO Community of Practice is to establish within RWA a network of communication and support to effectively promote and protect the interests of romance writers in the areas between manuscript completion and PAN eligibility.

    PRO focuses on the business side of writing rather than craft. To be eligible to join the PRO community, RWA members must sumbit an application and a digital copy of the qualifying work(s) to the RWA Office.

    PRO Eligibility

    This program is available to any active General or Honorary member who: (1) is not PAN-eligible and (2) has one complete original work of romance fiction of at least 20,000 words, or multiple complete original works of romance fiction which combine for a total of at least 20,000 words.

    Membership in the PRO Community of Practice is available only for active RWA members.