Whether you are a beginning writer, or a seasoned, award-winning author, WisRWA is the right place for you!
Wisconsin Romance Writers of America (WisRWA) will support you through every stage of your career.
We hold monthly meetings with professional development workshops on the writing craft and publishing (traditional and indie) in five areas across the state – Chippewa Falls, Greater Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau. The groups offer encouragement, industry and marketing information, and educational and critique opportunities.
Every year WisRWA hosts an annual conference or intensive workshop where writers can learn, network, and meet with editors/agents. We also hold two writing contests each year, one for published and one for unpublished writers.
The mission of WISCONSIN ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and to provide continuing support for writers.
Top 10 Reasons WisRWA is right for you
WisRWA membership is open to any RWA® member in good standing and costs only $35 per year.
Founded in 1981, Romance Writers of America® (RWA®) is a national non-profit organization of published and unpublished fiction writers and related professionals. With over 8,000 members located world-wide, RWA® offers many benefits and services:
WisRWA is a chapter that is open and inclusive of everyone. We do not discriminate. All are welcome! You can find more information by reading our Chapter of Conduct. If you have had an experience at a meeting or chapter event that you were not comfortable with, please reach out to the WisRWA Board via our contact form.
WisRWA embraces diversity, inclusion and equity. As an organization, we are committed to fostering all romance writers and their stories: all LGBTQIA+ authors, authors of color, and authors of all abilities, mobilities, ages, and religions. We are further committed to giving all members a warm welcome and equal voice at all of our meetings, and fair and equal representation and consideration in our contests.
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