Welcome to WisRWA

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Founded in 1984, WisRWA is the Wisconsin chapter of Romance Writers of America(RWA). WisRWA's ever-growing roster has over 120 members and more than 60 published authors.

Monthly meetings with professional development workshops on the writing craft and publishing (traditional and indie) are held in five areas across the state - Chippewa Falls, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau. The group offers encouragement, industry and marketing information, and educational and critique opportunities.

WisRWA holds an annual conference or intensive workshop where writers can learn, network, and meet with editors/agents. We also hold two contests, one for unpublished romance writers and one for published romance novels. Learn more...

Coming Up in October
Barbara Vey on How to Reach Readers
Sat, Oct 4 in Fort Atkinson
Sat, Oct 18 in Wauwatosa
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WisRWA Takes Romance on the Road
Thur, Oct 9 in West Allis
Thur, Oct 16 in Wausau
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October Events
August is Read-a-Romance Month
Read-a-Romance Month WisRWA is delighted to partner with ReadARomanceMonth.com during the month of August to celebrate romance. Check out WisRWA's own Read-a-Romance page to see what our authors have to say about romance, whose books they love to read, and and what inspires them to write romance.
Write Touch Contest
Write Touch Readers' Award Contest The winners of the 2014 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest have been announced. Please see the Contests page for a complete listing.
Fab Five Contest
Fabulous Five Contest The winners of the 2014 Fab Five Contest have been announced. Please see the Contests page for a complete listing.
2015 Write Touch Conference
Save the Dates!
April 24 - 26, 2015
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
RWA National Award Nominees
Nan Dixon Golden Heart
Congratulations to WisRWA member Nan Dixon, who was nominated for the Golden Heart Award in the Short Contemporary Romance category for her manuscript Poetic Justice.
Lindsey Piper RITA
Congratulations to WisRWA members Ruthie Knox and Lindsey Piper. Lindsey's novel Caged Warrior is a nominee for Best Paranormal Romance. Ruthie is a Ruthie Knox double nominee. Her novel Along Came Trouble is nominated for Best Contemporary Romance, and her novella How to Misbehave for Best Romance Novella.

WisRWA members - need help with my.RWA?
Check out the new my.RWA Help Page.


Silent Auction

Since its first silent auction in 1998, WisRWA has donated a total of $24,800 to various literacy organizations around the state.

This year's recipients was The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha.