DARA Annual Membership
DARA Annual Membership

Thank you for your interest in Dallas Area Romance Authors (DARA)!

If you are trying to renew your membership or rejoin after a lapse in membership, please use this link: Renew Membership/Rejoin.

If you are new to DARA, please read further.

Established in 1987, DARA - Chapter 56 of Romance Writers of America® - is a non-profit, voluntary association of writers dedicated to raising and maintaining quality in the romance genre and its sub genres. DARA works to accomplish this through advocating high professional standards and through the dissemination of information on writing and the publishing industry.

Today DARA supports nearly 100 published and unpublished writers of varying subgenres through education and fellowship. Our membership includes novice writers as well as multi-published, award-winning, bestselling authors.

General membership is open to all persons pursuing a romance fiction writing career. General members have full rights, including the right to vote and hold Board positions. 

Associate membership is open to writers pursuing a writing career in something other than romance fiction and to individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.

Membership dues are $45 per year. All members of DARA must be at least 18 years of age and members in good standing of Romance Writers of America®.

Chapter Benefits:

  • Monthly meetings in a comfortable setting offer information on all aspects of writing through workshops and programs by experts and published authors.

  • Monthly newsletter provides informative articles, information about DARA programs and services, and recognition of our members' accomplishments. 
    • Networking opportunities with members who are at various stages of their romance writing career.


    Dues are not deductible as a charitable expense but may be deducted as a business expense.

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    For questions regarding membership in DARA, please contact our Membership Coordinator.