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    About PAN (the Published Authors Network 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    RWA welcomes writers at all stages of their careers from the unpublished, to the "almost" published, to the published and the multipublished.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 Published Authors Network (PAN) is to establish within the RWA framework a network of communication and support to effectively promote and protect the interests of published romance authors; to open channels of communication between those romance authors and other publishing industry professionals; and to encourage professionalism on all levels and in all relationships within the publishing industry.

    PAN Eligibility Requirements

    General PAN Membership: Any RWA General or Honorary member in good standing who has earned at least $1,000 on a single Eligible Novel or Eligible Novella that meets the definition of Romance Fiction shall be eligible for membership in PAN, provided however that works offered through Predatory Publishing companies shall not qualify.

    Provisional PAN Membership: Any RWA General or Honorary member who has: (1) contracted for the publication of an Eligible Novel or Eligible Novella  for an advance of at least $1,000, but said work is not yet commercially available ("Option One"); or (2) published an Eligible Novel or Eligible Novella, but not yet earned $1,000 ("Option Two") shall be eligible for provisional membership in PAN, provided however that works offered through Predatory Publishing companies shall not qualify.

    Membership in the PAN Community of Practice is available only for active General or Honorary RWA members.