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...

Write Touch Readers' Award Contest
Write Touch Readers' Award Contest The 2014 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest, WisRWA's contest for published authors, is now underway! Our judges are enthusiastic romance and women's fiction readers and especially enjoy discovering new authors. One judge said:

"When I'm in a bookstore, I always look for more books by the authors whose work I've read in the contest. Then I tell people around me about the great new authors I've discovered by being a judge. Keep the books coming!"

Find details on our Contests page.
Fab Five Contest
Fabulous Five Contest The 2015 Fabulous Five Writing Contest, our chapter's contest for unpublished authors, is now closed for entries. Finalists will be announced at the Write Touch Conference in April. Winners will be announced in June.
2015 Write Touch Conference

Registration is now open
for WisRWA's 2015 conference.

Write Touch Conference April 24 - 26, 2015

Find out more...
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 FAQ 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.