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)

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING FOR AUTHORS WITH LAURA GREAVES Increasingly, authors find themselves being called upon to write feature articles for magazines and newspapers, as well as blog posts, in order to promote their work. Laura Greaves has the know-how to help you nail your articles. Course runs 31st Aug - 27th Sep.

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Online Writing Courses (OWLS)

THE DARK ART OF THE BLURB WITH AINSLIE PATON There is a lot of written advice about writing blurbs, but the skill is more akin to that of an advertising copywriter than to an author of narrative fiction. Course runs 12th Oct - 1st Nov.

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2015 Conference - Melbourne - 21 – 23 August 2015

Registration now open! Please read the important pre-registration information before registering.

Melbourne 2015 - Get Fresh


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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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