Romance Writers of Australia

Romance Writers of Australia (Inc.)

Promoting excellence in romantic fiction
Helping writers become published and maintain strong careers
Providing continuing support and development

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Romance Writers of Australia has so much to offer. Upon joining you will receive a welcome pack providing details on the many ways RWA can support you in your writing journey. In addition, the New Member Liaison will contact you shortly after joining to make sure you have everything you need.


To join RWA:

The quickest way is to simply join online here.


If you prefer, you can still join by sending a form here. (Please note, joining by mail can take up to 4 weeks for your membership to be processed.)


RWA has something to offer writers at all stages of their career.

New to writing romance?

New to writing

When you join RWA you become part of a nation-wide network that offers personal and professional support at every stage of your writing career. Aspiring authors have access to craft development and learning, emerging authors to contests and publishing industry personnel.

Already a published author?

Published Authors

RWA offers the published author a network of communication and support, connecting authors with media and other external parties, sharing information on calls for submission, and offering opportunities for promotion, education and recognition. See more...



New Releases

Check out our members' latest releases.

Reader Judges Required

The contest season begins in November and we’re looking for new reader judges to cope with the number of entries for the Emerald, Ella and Ruby competitions. Judges must not be writers or members of RWA. Volunteers must be willing to judge entries in digital format and to return scoresheets via email. If you are interested in becoming a reader judge, please contact

Volunteers needed!

RWA is an organisation entirely run by volunteers. If you'd like to help in some way, email