Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Thank you for visiting the website for the North Texas Romance Writers of America.

Can I come to a meeting before joining?

Absolutely! We'd love to meet you. Come to La Hacienda Ranch in Grapevine/Colleyville on the third Saturday of any month at 10 am. Please note that we do not meet in November because of Thanksgiving, and our meeting in December is on the SECOND Saturday for our holiday party.

Why would I want to join?

Joining NTRWA gets you quite a bit. In addition to belonging to your "tribe" of fellow authors, you'll get access to all 10 of our annual meetings and great speakers, discounts on entering the Great Expectations and The Carolyn contests, and the Get Published! program. It will also get you significant discounts on our bi-annual Two-Step Conference.

How much does it cost?

Membership from March-February is $30. If you join in September or October, cost is prorated to $15, and you'll be up for renewal again in February. (If you want to join in November or December  -- we do not meet in November, and you're welcome as our guest at our December holiday party. Then you can join for the next full year in January.)

What is the Get Published! program?

Get Published! is an initiative to help our not-yet-published authors achieve their goals. We are offering a short, half-hour, pre-meeting session about some of the basics of getting published. We're also pairing our Get Published! participants with various published authors with knowledge in various aspects of the getting published process. For more info, visit our Get Published! page.

What is the difference between Great Expectations and The Carolyn contests?

In short, GE is for unpublished works, while The Carolyn is for published books. For detailed info, see our Contests page.