Welcome to WisRWA

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Founded in 1984, WisRWA is the Wisconsin chapter of Romance Writers of America(RWA). WisRWA's ever-growing roster has over 120 members and more than 60 published authors.

Monthly meetings with professional development workshops on the writing craft and publishing (traditional and indie) are held in five areas across the state - Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau. The group offers encouragement, industry and marketing information, and educational and critique opportunities.

WisRWA holds an annual conference or intensive workshop where writers can learn, network, and meet with editors/agents. We also hold two writing contests each year. Learn more...

Fab Five Contest
Fabulous Five Contest The 2015 Fabulous Five Writing Contest, our chapter's contest for unpublished authors, is now underway. An entry consists of the opening pages of your unpublished novel, up to 2500 words. You may enter any of 10 categories (including 2 new categories this year):
  • Erotica (NEW)
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • New Adult (NEW)
  • Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Series Contemporary Long/Short
  • Single Title Romance
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult
We're capping categories at thirty-five (35) entries this year. Any submissions received after a category has been capped will be returned. So get your entries ready and send off early. See the Contests page for complete details.
2015 Write Touch Conference

Registration is now open
for WisRWA's 2015 conference.

Write Touch Conference April 24 - 26, 2015

Find out more...
Write Touch Contest
Write Touch Readers' Award Contest The winners of the 2014 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest have been announced. Please see the Contests page for a complete listing.
In Memoriam
Liz Kreger WisRWA mourns the passing of long-time member Elizabeth Krueger (w/a Liz Kreger). Liz died after an 18-year battle with breast cancer. She was a mentor, a role model, and a friend to many of us. We admired her talent, her humor, her positive spirit in challenging circumstances, and her fierce will to live. We will miss her. Rest in peace dear friend.  
Alysse Rasmussen WisRWA mourns the passing of Alysse Rasmussen (w/a Alysse Lemery), one of our chapter's founding members, and sister to long-time member Querida Funck. Alysse died after a battle with liver disease in Orlando, Florida. She taught American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Valencia College, and was the author or four romance novels.  
RWA National Award Nominees
Nan Dixon Golden Heart
Congratulations to WisRWA member Nan Dixon, who was nominated for the Golden Heart Award in the Short Contemporary Romance category for her manuscript Poetic Justice.
Lindsey Piper RITA
Congratulations to WisRWA members Ruthie Knox and Lindsey Piper. Lindsey's novel Caged Warrior is a nominee for Best Paranormal Romance. Ruthie is a Ruthie Knox double nominee. Her novel Along Came Trouble is nominated for Best Contemporary Romance, and her novella How to Misbehave for Best Romance Novella.

WisRWA members - need help with my.RWA?
Check out the new my.RWA Help Page.


Silent Auction

Since its first silent auction in 1998, WisRWA has donated a total of $26,600 to various literacy organizations around the state.

This year's recipient was The Kenosha Literacy Council.