Somewhere very close to you, we're writing romance novels.
You might not see us at first glance. We writers are, by nature, usually quite solitary and introverted. But we’re there. We promise. Just look a little closer.
We’re enjoying a cup of tea and writing in a notebook next to the crisp Western Australian coast. We’re in a camping chair with a glass of wine, tapping away on a laptop in front of a caravan in the sunburnt Northern Territory outback, or taking inspirational photos in the depths of the Tasmanian bush.
We’re writing during lunch breaks from our day jobs, looking out of our high-rise offices at the bustling center of the Melbourne CBD. We’re on a park bench making notes in our phone gazing at the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We’re in the front seats of our cars with our iPads while we support our children at sporting events in Queensland, and dreaming up plot ideas while we chug along on a vineyard tour bus in South Australia. Some of us are Australians at heart or away from home, living in far-off lands.
We’re parents, grandparents, children, and siblings. We’re hairdressers, lawyers, teachers, mechanics, HR specialists, health professionals and farmers. We come from a range of cultural backgrounds, and our journeys to becoming writers and published authors are as diverse and multi-faceted as we are. But as different as we are, we all have one thing in common.
We love to write romance.
We love creating characters that you will connect with, stories that will make you feel, and discovering things about ourselves along the way. We love supporting each other during the challenges being a writer can bring, and celebrating with each other when we reach our goals. Most of all, we love the idea of being in love, no matter how it comes or what form it takes.
We're the Romance Writers of Australia.
An extensive network of authors
Join our community of over 700 aspiring, emerging, and established indie and traditionally published authors from all walks of life. Discuss craft, genre, publishing, marketing - and everything in between!
Professional development opportunities
Discounted tickets to our annual conference, plus access to online writing groups, critique partners, appointments with our business partners, a subscription to our monthly Hearts Talk newsletter, and a range of workshops through the RWA Academy.
An annual contest schedule
Discounted entry to our writing contests, including our two annual short story anthologies and the prestigious Romantic Book of the Year (Ruby) Award.
We love RWA because...
Joining RWA was the best decision I’ve made for my writing. I’ve gained confidence, improved my craft, and been welcomed into a supportive community.
If it weren't for RWA, the craft I learned and the motivating community, my book wouldn't have been published by one of the New York 'Big 5' publishers.
RWA is the most supportive writing organisation I have ever been involved with and I owe my publication and writing career to it.
RWA’s members offer the best support and encouragement so I don’t feel so alone.
RWA provided me with the platform to learn and grow as an author. Its members readily share their wealth of knowledge and the friendships I’ve formed since joining are invaluable.
RWA is built for writers by passionate literature lovers whatever writing stage they’re in.
I've gained so much insight into areas I never even knew about. I've been able to work on my craft, make new contacts, and feel loved and supported by an incredible collection of people.
D. D. Line
Thanks to wonderful encouragement, patient guidance, considered critiques and the support of authors across all levels of this writing community, I’ve learned more about my craft.
RWA gave me the support and skills I required to write the stories I’d always read but had never written down.