Romance Writers of America (RWA) is a national non-profit genre writers association. It provides networking and support to individuals seriously pursuing a career in romance fiction and supports top authors such as Nora Roberts and Judith McNaught.
Founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas the RWA has long been an advocacy group for their published members. It has persuaded Harlequin books to register copyrights for authors' works and to allow writers to own their own pseudonyms. Previously, authors were forced to leave their pseudonym behind if they switched publishing houses, making it more difficult for their fans to follow.
In 2000, the RWA had an operating budget of over $1 million, the largest of any professional genre writers' organization. and over 150 chapters. These include chapters arranged geographically as well as special-interest online chapters that... Read More