Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America is a non-profit corporation affiliated with Romance Writers of America. As stated in our bylaws, GDRWA's purpose is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and to provide support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

General membership in GDRWA is open to all persons seriously pursuing a writing career in the romance genre.  Associate membership is open to other related professionals, who are members in good standing of National RWA.

GDRWA membership dues of $30 per year include benefits of all monthly meetings, voting privileges, the electronic newsletter, and announcements of events.

Associate membership is $30 per year and includes all benefits listed above except voting privileges. Guests may attend two meetings for free.

Reminder: RWA membership is required before applying to GDRWA. For more information on RWA membership, please visit the RWA National Home Page. Until your National application is processed, we invite you to attend GDRWA monthly meetings as a guest. Guests may attend 2 open meetings before joining GDRWA. For more information on which meetings are open to guests, please see our Meetings page.

To apply for membership or renew an existing membership:

  1. Go to the membership portal at to apply for membership or renew. To access the portal, you will need the same username and password you use to log onto the national RWA website (

  2. Click here to fill out our online application after you've joined GDRWA via step 1. Renewing members must also fill out the online application.


Terms and Conditions: You may cancel your membership at any time, however, dues are not refundable.