Join NECRWA/Renew Your Membership

Thank you for your interest in membership in the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. We are eager to meet you, and to have you join and engage with our community of dedicated professional romance writers.

NECRWA's membership year runs from January 1st through December 31st. Membership is typically $35 per year but has been reduced to $5 per year for 2020 only. Membership fees are not prorated for members who join later in the year.

On the fence about joining? Try us out! Guests are welcome to attend up to 2 in-person meetings per year without joining the chapter (there is a fee of $5 per meeting, payable at the door). But only members may attend additional meetings and enjoy the other benefits of membership:

  • Access to our network of experienced and knowledgeable New England-area romance writers, including RITA nominees and winners, USA Today bestselling authors, and some of the most innovative independent publishers in the business
  • Monthly meetings on the craft and business of writing, all free of charge to members
  • Critique groups and partners for writers of all levels
  • Discounted registration for the annual NECRWA "Let Your Imagination Take Flight" romance writers’ conference
  • First chance to sign up for editor and agent appointments at our Let Your Imagination Take Flight conference
  • Discounted entry fees for the New England Readers’ Choice Contest
  • The opportunity to participate in NECRWA-sponsored community signings and readings
  • Access to our private chapter email loop, Facebook page, and membership directory
  • Business information vital to all authors, whether you work with a traditional publisher, a small press, publish independently, or all of the above


NECRWA members must also belong to the national organization, Romance Writers of America. RWA administers a member-supported Perseverance Fund to pay dues for members in need. If you are not already a member of RWA, join RWA now. Once you have received your MyRWA password from RWA, you can join NECRWA from the chapter's portal at

Membership dues for NECRWA are typically $35 for the calendar year, January 1 - December 31, but have been reduced to $5 for 2020. Dues are not prorated if you become a member after January 1. There is a $20 surcharge for returned checks and a $10 late fee for renewals received after January 31st.

Annual dues for RWA National: $99 per year
Annual dues for NECRWA: $35 per year
Total Investment: $134 per year

NECRWA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.