How to Join or Renew Your Membership
WRW is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as editors, agents, booksellers, and others interested in women’s fiction, especially romance. The membership includes writers of all levels of accomplishment, from those working on their first manuscript to award-winning authors of more than one hundred books.
WRW’s goals are to advance its members’ professional interests, to provide them with opportunities to hone their craft, and to act as a clearing house for information about fiction markets and the publishing industry. In addition, WRW supports the mission of Romance Writers of America to promote excellence in romantic fiction and help writers establish careers in their writing fields.
Toward these goals, WRW has created an extensive resource network with benefits designed to meet members’ needs. Among other things, WRW provides members with a monthly newsletter; regular meetings covering all aspects of writing; critique group coordination; day-long workshops; an annual weekend retreat; and, perhaps most importantly, the opportunity to form supportive professional relationships with other writers.
WRW has two categories of membership, as follows:
Full Member: Anyone who is a general member of RWA. This includes anyone seriously pursuing a writing career in romance writing. A Full Member enjoys all membership privileges, including the rights to vote and hold office.
Associate Member: Anyone who is an associate member of RWA, including agents, booksellers, editors, other industry professionals, and writers of other genres. An Associate Member enjoys all membership privileges, except the rights to vote and hold office. If you would like to join WRW as an Associate Member, please contact our Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
To join WRW, you must first be a member of our national group, RWA. You may join RWA when you click on the link above.
The fee for new members is $45. (From March to May, the fee is prorated to $25, but you WILL NEED to renew between June 1-July 31 every year.)
ALL Members must renew every year between June 1-July 31.
The cost is $35. If you miss the renewal period, the cost rises to $45 on August 1st.
Click here for a copy of the WRW Bylaws in document format (.doc).