Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Southern California Romance Writers (SoCalRW)!

Benefits of SoCalRW Membership:

  • Access to our network of local writers
  • Informational & entertaining meetings featuring bestselling authors and experienced marketing and business professionals
  • Discounted Online workshops to build your writing and business skills
  • Discounted monthly meeting fees
  • Access to members-only writing challenges
  • Opportunities to participate in community signings and readings
  • Access to our private Facebook page
  • Hands-on opportunities to learn more about romance publishing

Guests are welcome at the monthly meetings for up to two visits. Only SoCalRW members may attend additional meetings and enjoy the other benefits of membership.

If you have questions, contact us and choose the option for "membership inquiry".


Costs of SoCalRW Membership:

Membership Rates for 2023

New Membership January 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023 $50.00 USD
Renewals: January 1, 2023 through January 31, 2023 $40.00 USD
Renewals: February 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023 $50.00 USD
Pro-Rated Membership: September 1 through December 31, 2023 $30.00 USD (good through 12/31/2023)

*According to IRS requirements, SoCalRW dues are not deductible as a charitable expense, but may be deducted as a business expense.

RWA – San Diego was incorporated in the State of California in May, 1987, with a name change to Southern California Romance Writers in December 2021, as a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation organized under California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law. It is governed by Section 501 (c) 6 of the federal Internal Revenue Code. According to IRS regulations, membership dues and donations are not deductible as a charitable expense. Depending on your situation, you might be able to claim them as a business expense. Consult a tax professional for advice.


Apply to Join SoCalRW:

Please note that while you may save and continue your information before submitting, closing PayPal (or losing connection to it) after you've hit submit and pay, will cause your application to become stuck in processing. Be sure to have all your information and PayPal access ready before you begin.

If you do not receive a confirmation & receipt email within 24 hours, you will need to contact us to let us know if you received a PayPal receipt or if you did not, to request to have your application deleted so you can start over as only one application per email address is allowed each calendar year. Submitting again under a different email address may lead to paying twice. If you need to change any of your contact information on file, please contact us to let our secretary know.


Southern California Romance Writers
2023 New Membership Form