Once Upon A Romance

Links for Writer's Groups/Organizations

Groups and Organizations willing to offer support and encouragement.

Aspiring Authors: Any site that will help you is great, but it's an even better idea to:

When you do find the chapter you feel comfortable with you'll find that the members, published and aspiring, will be more than happy to:

Groups and Organizations

Many of the RWA Chapters across the country sponsor writing contests. It would be worth while to look into them, see if they are right for you! But note, there is generally a fee to enter. Also, most of the Chapters offer writing tips or articles worth checking out.

RWA=Affiliated with and is a chapter of Romance Writers of America (National RWA).

Gulf Coast Romance Writers - Mobile AL - MS, AL, FL ~ RWA
Heart of Dixie - Cullman ~ RWA
Southern Magic - Birmingham ~ RWA

Alaska Romance Writers - Anchorage ~ RWA

Desert Rose - Phoenix ~ RWA
Valley of the Sun Romance Writers - Glendale ~ RWA


Inland Valley Romance Writers of America - Riverside ~ RWA
Los Angeles Romance Authors ~ RWA
Monterey Bay Fiction Writers - Santa Cruz ~ RWA
Orange County Chapter ~ RWA
RWA San Diego ~ RWA
San Francisco Area Romance Writers of America ~ RWA
Silicon Valley Romance Writers of America - Sunnyvale ~ RWA
Sisters In Crime - San Diego
The Sacramento Valley Rose ~ RWA
Ventura Area Romance Writers

Colorado Romance Writers - Denver ~ RWA
Heart of Denver Romance Writers ~ RWA
Pikes Peak Romance Writers - Colorado Springs ~ RWA

Charter Oak Romance Writers - West Hartford ~ RWA
Connecticut Romance Writers of America - Southbury ~ RWA
Romance Writers of Southern Connecticut and Lower New York, Inc. - Stamford ~ RWA


Central Florida Romance Writers - Orlando ~ RWA
First Coast Romance Writers - Jacksonville ~ RWA
Florida Romance Writers - Ft. Lauderdale ~ RWA
Gulf Coast Romance Writers - Mobile AL - MS, AL, FL ~ RWA
SpacecoasT Authors of Romance - Melbourne ~ RWA
Tampa Area Romance Authors ~ RWA
Volusia County Romance Writers - Lake Helen ~ RWA

Georgia Romance Writers - Norcross ~ RWA

Aloha Chapter - Honolulu ~ RWA

Coeur de Bois Chapter - Boise ~ RWA

Chicago-North Romance Writers ~ RWA
Heart and Scroll - Central Illinois ~ RWA
Love Designers Writer's Club - Calumet City ~ RWA
Prairie Hearts - East Central Illinois ~ RWA
Windy City - Chicago ~ RWA

Central Indiana Writers' Association
Indiana RWA - Greenwood ~ RWA
Northeast Indiana Romance Authors - Ft. Wayne ~ RWA
Northwest Indiana RWA Chapter - Merrillville ~ RWA

Iowa Romance Novelists - West Des Moines ~ RWA

Mid-America Romance Authors - Greater Kansas City area ~ RWA
Midwest Romance Writers - Greater Kansas City area ~ RWA
Wichita Area Romance Writers ~ RWA

Kentucky Romance Writers - Lexington ~ RWA
KYOWA - Ashland KY - KY, OH, WV ~ RWA

Coeur de Louisiane - Alexandria ~ RWA
Heart of Louisiana - Baton Rouge ~ RWA
NOLA STARs - North Louisiana ~ RWA
SOLA - Metairie ~ RWA

Maine RWA - Brunswick ~ RWA

Maryland Romance Writers - Columbia ~ RWA

New England Chapter - Wellesley ~ RWA

Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America ~ RWA
MMRWA - Lansing/Kalamazoo area ~ RWA

Midwest Fiction Writers - Minneapolis ~ RWA
Northern Lights Writers - Forest Lake ~ RWA

Gulf Coast Romance Writers - Mobile AL - MS, AL, FL ~ RWA
Magnolia State Romance Writers - Jackson ~ RWA

Heartland Romance Authors - Independence ~ RWA
Mid-America Romance Authors - Greater Kansas City area ~ RWA
Midwest Romance Writers - Greater Kansas City area ~ RWA
MoRWA - St. Louis ~ RWA


Cameo Romance Writers - Omaha ~ RWA
Nebraska Romance Writers - Linclon ~ RWA
Prairieland Romance Writers - Lincoln ~ RWA

Cactus Rose - Las Vegas ~ RWA

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Chapter - Manchester ~ RWA

New Jersey
New Jersey Romance Writers - Jamesburg ~ RWA

New Mexico
Land of Enchantment Romance Authors - ~ RWA

New York
Capitol Region Romance Writers - East Greenbush ~ RWA
Central New York Romance Writers - Liverpool ~ RWA
Hudson Valley Romance Writers - Nanuet ~ RWA
Lake Country Romance Writers - Rochester ~ RWA
Long Island Romance Writers ~ RWA
Romance Writers of Southern CT and Lower New York, Inc. - Stamford CT ~ RWA
Saratoga Romance Writers - Saratoga Springs ~ RWA
Southern Tier Authors of Romance - Owego ~ RWA
Western New York Romance Writers, Inc. - Cheektowaga ~ RWA

North Carolina
Carolina Romance Writers - Charlotte ~ RWA
Heart of Carolina Romance Writers - Raleigh ~ RWA

North Dakota

Central Ohio Fiction Writers - Columbus ~ RWA
KYOWA - Ashland KY - KY, OH, WV ~ RWA
Maumee Valley RWA - Toledo ~ RWA
North East Ohio Romance Writers - Cleveland, Canton, Akron areas ~ RWA
Ohio Valley - Cincinnati ~ RWA

OK-RWA - Oklahoma City ~ RWA
Romance Writers Ink - Tulsa ~ RWA

Mid Willamette Valley RWA - Salem ~ RWA
Rose City Romance Writers - Portland ~ RWA

Bucks County Romance Writers - Buckingham ~ RWA
Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers - Camp Hill ~ RWA
Valley Forge Romance Writers - Wayne ~ RWA
Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers, Inc. ~ RWA

Rhode Island

South Carolina
Lowcountry Romance Writers ~ RWA

South Dakota

Music City Romance Writers - Nashville ~ RWA
River City Romance Writers - Memphis ~ RWA
Smoky Mountain Romance Writers - Knoxville ~ RWA

Austin Chapter ~ RWA
Dallas Area Romance Authors ~ RWA
East Texas Chapter - Tyler ~ RWA
Heart of Texas - Waco ~ RWA
Houston Bay Area ~ RWA
North Texas Romance Writers - Colleyville ~ RWA
Northwest Houston Chapter ~ RWA
Red River Romance Writers - Wichita Falls ~ RWA
San Antonio Romance Authors ~ RWA
West Houston RWA ~ RWA
Yellow Rose Romance Writers - Hurst ~ RWA

Heart of the West ~ RWA


Chesapeake Romance Writers ~ RWA
Virginia Romance Writers - Glen Allen ~ RWA

Eastside RWA - Bellevue ~ RWA
Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America ~ RWA
Inland Empire - Spokane ~ RWA
Olympia RWA ~ RWA
Peninsula RWA Chapter - Kitsap Peninsula ~ RWA

Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. Romance Writers ~ RWA

West Virginia
KYOWA - Ashland KY - KY, OH, WV ~ RWA

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America - Madison, Milwaukee, Greater Green Bay, Chippewa Falls ~ RWA


Special Interest and/or Online RWA Writing Groups
Beau Monde Regency Era Writers ~ RWA
Celtic Hearts Romance Writers ~ RWA
Chick Lit Writers of the World ~ Online RWA
ESPAN - (Electronic & Small Press) ~ Online RWA
Faith, Hope, & Love Inspirational Chapter ~ RWA
From the Heart Romance Writers ~ Online RWA
Futuristic, Fantasy, Paranormal ~ RWA
Golden Network, The ~ RWA
Gothic Romance Writers ~ RWA
Heartbeat - Medical Romance Writers ~ Online RWA
Hearts Through History - Historical Romance Writers ~ Online RWA
Outreach International Romance Writers ~ Special Interest Online RWA
Passionate Ink ~ Online RWA
RWA Kiss of Death ~ RWA
RWA Online ~ Electronic Online Chapter RWA
Scriptscene/RWA ~ Script/Novel writing Online(?) RWA

Writing Groups Not Associated With RWA
Abilene Writers Guild
American Christian Romance Writers
American Crime Writers League
Arizona Authors Association
Christian Writers' Group
Fiction Writers Connection
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
SCBWI - Children's Books Writers and Illustrators
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
Sisters in Crime Internet Chapter
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West
Writer's Center, The

Writing Groups Outside The USA - May Or May Not Be Affiliated With RWA
Australian Chapter of RWA ~ RWA
Crime Writers' Association - UK
Greater Vancouver Chapter - New Westminster ~ RWA
Marshlands Romance Writers - Moncton, NB Canada ~ RWA
Melbourne Romance Writers Guild - Australia
Ottawa Romance Writers Association ~ RWA
Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada - Halifax, Nova Scotia ~ RWA
Romance Writers of Australia ~ RWA
Romantic Novelist Association - United Kingdom
Sisters In Crime - Australia
Toronto Canada Romance Writers ~ RWA
Vancouver Island Chapter ~ RWA


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