Announcement: Contemporary Romance Writers Is Now A Standalone Writing Organization

As a former chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Contemporary Romance Writers (CRW) membership voted in September 2021 to disaffiliate from RWA. Notice was given, as were the final results of the vote, and RWA removed CRW from its list of affiliated chapters before the end of October 2021.

The Future of CRW

Board members of CRW, along with a Vision Planning Committee made up of current and former CRW members, created a Vision Plan for our organization moving forward with a strong emphasis on inclusivity, building upon our existing community of supportive and interactive members, and providing value to all CRW members through a robust offering of various programs throughout the year.

We are thrilled about the prospect of growing our membership and look forward to seeing where this new path forward will take us.

Join CRW!

All writers of romance or romantic fiction are invited to join CRW. We have no minimum requirement of serious pursuit.

To become a member of Contemporary Romance Writers, please visit for member registration.

Partner With CRW

For sister writing organizations who wish to be listed in our Resources and Partners page and partner with CRW on advocacy and other high level issues affecting the Romance Writing industry, please complete our Contact form and we will route your message to the appropriate person once received.

For industry professionals who are interested in getting involved in CRW Programming, including monthly workshops, annual pitch events, annual virtual conferences, annual Stiletto Contest, or annual writing retreats, please email the CRW President with your information.

For workshop instructors who wish to lead a workshop for CRW, please complete the designated form on our Workshop Policies and Submissions page.

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