Romance Writers of Australia

Romance Writers of Australia (Inc.)

Promoting excellence in romantic fiction
Helping writers become published and maintain strong careers
Providing continuing support and development

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Online Writing Courses (OWLS)

TURNING STRANGERS INTO FANS - BUILDING A SALES FUNNEL THAT DELIVERS Looking for a way to make your book unique - and that publishers will buy? Join Sara Hood for this informative OWL which will help you identify your key messages and the means available to market across social media which suit you. Starts 13th April.

Online Writing Lists OWLS

Valerie Parv Award 2015

The Valerie Parv Award offers the winner a year of mentorship with bestselling Australian romance author Valerie Parv. Enter the first 10,000 words of your romance or romantic elements manuscript (40K+) along with a 1,000 word synopsis. Opens: 17 April 2015, Closes: 1 May 2015

Valerie Parv Award 2015

Online Writing Courses (OWLS)

WEAVING SETTING INTO YOUR SCENE Setting the scene for your book - and making your world believable - is paramount in drawing in your readers. Join S.E. Gilchrist and Stacey Nash as they guide you through their successful scene setting methods and give you the tools to apply to your own work. Starts 4th May.

Online Writing Lists OWLS

2015 Conference - Melbourne - 21 – 23 August 2015

Registration now open! Please read the important pre-registration information before registering. Early bird prices end 30th April.

Melbourne 2015 - Get Fresh


Melbourne RWA 2015 Conference

The Get Fresh Dream Team are excited to bring you an innovative program of fresh ideas and topics at the 24th Annual RWA Conference in 2015.  Read more...


Benefits of Joining RWA

Romance Writers of Australia is a professional organisation for writers of romantic fiction with more than 900 members, including best-selling authors and hot new talents. Benefits include:

  • Monthly Newsletter: Hearts Talk is packed with craft articles, writing tips and the latest market information
  • Forums: Online loops where writers trade publishing news, advice and research tips
  • Bootcamps: Online intensive writing training for writers with celebrated authors and experts
  • Annual Conference: Workshops, networking and meetings with editors and agents
  • Writing Groups & Critique Partners: Writers are matched with other writers for advice and support
  • Contests: Feedback, prizes and a chance to have your work read by an agent or acquiring editor

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Bootcamp, Critique Register, Roadshow... without these I would still be beavering away in isolation writing mistargeted, hybrid, wrong-length manuscripts on flimsy paperstock with irredeemable heroes and overly complicated plots. I cannot imagine a single thing on the 'must have' list that RWAus does not supply to anyone who needs it.  
Nikki Logan

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April New Releases

Members' new releases now showing.

Reader Judges Required

The contest season begins in November and we’re looking for new reader judges to cope with the number of entries for the Emerald, Ella and Ruby competitions. Judges must not be writers or members of RWA. Volunteers must be willing to judge entries in digital format and to return scoresheets via email. If you are interested in becoming a reader judge, please contact

Volunteers needed!

RWA is an organisation entirely run by volunteers. If you'd like to help in some way, email