Why should you join GRW?
When Georgia Romance Writers first opened its doors, it was to encourage both published and unpublished authors to get together, mingle and network. They had just one rule for the unpublished.
Come to as many meetings as you like right now but you have to promise us one thing: When you’re published, come back because you most likely got published from contacts you made here.
This is an ideal that still holds true today, over three decades later.
Here at Georgia Romance Writers, you will find some of the best men and women you’ll ever meet in your writing career. People who encourage and help you on your way to publication whether it’s your first book or your fiftieth. We want you to succeed. We’re readers as much as we’re writers and we want your books.
GRW is a well-respected organization; we offer a large variety of workshops to help you no matter the genre, traditionally published or self-published. You’ll find an active PAN (Published Author Network) and our brand new G-SPAN (Georgia Self-Published Authors Network).
Among the great people and networks you’ll find with us, you’ll also receive a discount to attend our Moonlight & Magnolias Conference every October and to enter our Maggie Awards – a prestigious award for excellence among both published and unpublished authors.
We host a meeting every month, which always include a fabulous guest speaker or workshop, including our Virginia Ellis Critique Workshop (open to GRW members only). This is a unique workshop held every April where an unpublished author can send in the first chapter of their manuscript to be critiqued by a published author.
Why should you join GRW? For networking, workshops, an absolutely amazing conference (hey, we have dancing!) and to meet some of the best friends you’ll make in your career.
Information about PRO and PAN
(From Romance Writers of America‘s website)
PRO was created to serve RWA members who are pursuing publication, but are still waiting for “the call” from a publisher. PRO promotes the interests of RWA members who have submitted at least one completed manuscript, but have not yet been published, and, to enhance communication between those members and publishing professionals.
You can find more information about PRO on the RWA website.
The purpose of the Published Authors Network (PAN) is to establish within the RWA framework a network of communication and support to effectively promote and protect the interests of published romance authors; to open channels of communication between those romance authors and other publishing industry professionals; and to encourage professionalism on all levels and in all relationships within the publishing industry.
You can find more information about PAN on the RWA website.
GRW Membership/Renewal Information
Looking to join Georgia Romance Writers or renew your membership? Fabulous.
New membership is $40 and includes a chapter pin. Membership is valid for one year from date of purchase with a 30 day grace period for subsequent renewals.
Membership renewal is $30. Renewals after the 30 day grace period are assessed a $10 late fee. For 2013, all current members must renew before March 1st to avoid the late fee.
You must be a member of RWA and registered with myRWA in order to join or renew membership with Georgia Romance Writers. You must also be 18 years old to join, or attend the meetings as a guest. Then, just follow the simple steps below and you’re on your way!
1. Follow the link to our store on myRWA: http://www.rwa.org/p/pr/vi/
2. Click on GRW Annual Membership and select New Member or Renewal. (Note: If you’re an author with your own webpage or blog that you’d like to link to our GRW website, check out the “Link Your Author Page” after joining.)
3. Fill out the prompts and pay.
It’s that simple!
After joining, you have access to our chapter on myRWA. Go to your myRWA homepage by clicking the myRWA tab at the top of your screen. On the right side of your screen you’ll find a link box called Quick Links. Fourth from the bottom in that box is myRWA Chapters. Following that link will list all the chapters you are a member of on myRWA, including us.
Take a look around there. You’ll find forums, minutes on meetings, and lots of other great information.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email me.
Georgia Romance Writers Membership Chair
GRW Forums are on myRWA
- The Galley
- Critique Partner Search/Manuscript Critique Exchange
- GRW Committee Discussion Areas
- Specific Member Groups for our GRAN and PRO Members
- Meeting Minutes
- Important GRW Documents such as the Policy and Procedure Manual and our Bylaws
To visit archived items on the old website forum: