2021 NERW Membership Application
All individuals who are involved in or associated with the romance writing profession, who have attained the age of 18, and who agree to accept the purposes of this organization and to faithfully observe and be bound by the bylaws of this organization, including NERW's non-discrimination statement, are eligible to apply for membership. You may download a PDF copy of the bylaws at
NERW's annual membership dues for 2021 are $25, payable by cash, check, or PayPal. Dues are the same in 2021 for new members and renewing members. Dues are not prorated for members who join later in the year.
Legal First Name
Legal Last Name
Preferred Pronouns (optional)
Zip or Postal Code
Country (if other than USA)
New or Renewing Member?
New Member (not a member of NERW at the time of application)
Renewing Member (currently a member of NERW at the time of application)
I am a/an (please mark all categories that apply)
My subgenre(s): (check all that apply)
Fantasy/Sci Fi/Time Travel/Paranormal
Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
Women's Fiction with Strong Romantic Elements
Membership Classifications - Descriptions
General membership in NERW is open to all persons seriously pursuing a romance fiction writing career. General Members will need to certify as to their serious pursuit.
Associate membership in NERW may be granted to persons who have an interest in writing or have a connection to the romance genre but who do not meet the qualifications for General membership. Examples include, but are not limited to, romance reviewers, bloggers, agents, editors, and publishers, as well as librarians, book sellers, and non-career-focused romance writers.
Anyone who meets the General membership qualifications will not be disqualified from holding General membership by virtue of also belonging to one of the categories listed under the description of Associate membership, above.
General Member (must also certify to serious pursuit in the next question)
Certification of Serious Pursuit of Romance Fiction Writing Career - General Members only
By checking this box, I certify under penalty of perjury that I am seriously pursuing a romance fiction writing career. If I am unable to so certify, I understand I may apply to be an Associate Member.
Special talents and areas of expertise (work experience, hobbies, interests, special contacts, workshops you're prepared to give) that you are willing to share with other NERW Members:
New England Romance Writers will select and/or serve its members, officers, directors, employees, contractors, speakers, and other persons served on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, body size, age, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, immigration status, employment status, marital status, pregnancy status, ability or disability, genetic information, veteran status, socioeconomic status, and political affiliation.
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