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WRW is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as editors, agents, booksellers, and others interested in women’s fiction, especially romance.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 clearinghouse for information about fiction markets and the publishing industry. In addition, WRW supports the mission of the 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 the romance industry, a mentoring program, critique group coordination, day-long workshops, an annual weekend retreat, and the opportunity to form supportive professional relationships with other writers.

WRW has two categories of membership:

Full Member: Anyone who is a general member of RWA. This includes anyone seriously pursuing a career in romance writing. A full member enjoys all membership privileges, including the rights to vote and hold office. Current dues are $35 annually for renewing membership and $45 for new members.

Associate Member: Anyone who is an associate or affiliate member of RWA (including agents, booksellers, editors, and other industry professionals). We recognize the value that these members bring in helping us promote our events and the industry as a whole, so we gladly offer free membership in the Washington Romance Writers to any affiliate member of RWA. These members enjoy all WRW 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

New Members

Click the button below and once there, click “Join Chapter”. To join WRW, you must first be a member of our national group, RWA. You can join RWA here.

The fee for new members is $45. Your membership is good for one year.

Existing Members

Click the button below and once there, click “Join Chapter”. The cost to renew on your anniversary date is $35. Your anniversary date is the date you joined. If you were a member prior to December 2018, your anniversary date is July 1st. If you miss the renewal period, the cost rises to $45.

Click here to view the WRW Bylaws. WRW adheres to the RWA Code of Conduct.