Member Benefits

RWA offers access to a wide range of benefits available exclusively to members. We want you to have the most relevant, up-to-date information and resources to better inform your career decisions and increase your understanding of the industry.



RWA advocates for the best publishing practices for its members, including fair contracts from both publishers and agents. Click to learn more about the resources we offer to help protect our members.


RWA provides an unprecedented number of opportunities to interact with fellow writers who are in all stages of their careers. We have more than 100 local and online chapters, as well as robust online forums.


Members receive a discounted rate for the Annual Conference held each summer, where they have the opportunity to hear inspiring speakers, take in enlightening workshops, and make connections and friendships that will last them their entire career. RWA also hosts booths at industry trade shows, and several chapters host conferences throughout the year.


Members have access to webinars, workshops, recorded sessions, articles, and other resources created by industry experts to help them grow in their craft and career. 


Members are eligible to enter the prestigious RITA and Golden Heart contests at a discounted member rate and to participate in the many RWA chapter contests and conferences.

Subscriptions and Discounts

RWA partners with Nielsen BookScan, Publishers Alley, and Publishers Weekly to offer members discounted subscriptions. Members can also access subscriptions and discounts for a multitude of vendors and products to make writing life so much easier!