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 is $30 for one year, starting the month you join.


What is the Get Published! program?

Get Published! is an initiative to help our not-yet-published authors achieve their goals. We are have a Facebook page for accountability. Any Get Published authors who finished a manuscript in 2019 will be invited to a special luncheon during which they can pick the brain of a published author. Joining the Get Published program costs $10, and it includes access to the Facebook group and the chance to win lunch. (All members are invited to the info sessions prior to each meeting.)


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In short, GE is for unpublished works, while The Carolyn is for published books.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.