The Benefits of PRO

The major benefit of PRO is that fellow members, editors, and agents all immediately know you have the capability of finishing a book, that you have the guts to submit it, and that you are taking other steps to become a serious writer. National benefits include:

  • Access to forums where you can ask questions and find out more about the writing business
  • Special question/answer sessions and boot camps where you can ask editors, agents, and published authors more about craft or the publishing industry
  • A special quarterly newsletter: PROspects
  • A special PRO retreat at the RWA National Conference
  • A PRO Career Series of booklets
  • Ability to sign up for editor and agent appointments before non-PRO members at the National Conference
  • A pin for conference badges that will tell everyone you are PRO!

Local benefits include:

  • Special sessions at the Moonlight and Magnolias Conference
  • Being a part of the PRO list on the GRW web site.
  • Excellent promotion opportunity through being able to link to your web site or blog from that list for only $10 a year. Send an e-mail to for more details.