Romantic Novelists' Association

Join the RNA

The Romantic Novelists Association welcomes new members joining our organisation. We offer membership levels for authors and aspiring authors at all points in their professional careers.

Non-members are welcome to attend many RNA events and the courses on RNA Learning.

Before applying to join the RNA as a full member (either traditionally published or independent), please ensure you have checked you fulfil the eligibility criteria outlined here.

If you are in financial hardship and would like to learn more about eligibility for an RNA access grant, you can do so here.

Which membership level is right for you?

LevelWho is it for?
Full membership – £70/annumFull membership is open to traditionally published and self-published authors of romantic novels and full-length serials of at least 30k words.
Associate membership – £80/annumFor those associated with the book trade such as publishers, editors, booksellers, reviewers etc. or romantic writers in other media.
New Writers’ Scheme – £210/annumFor unpublished writers of romantic fiction in all genres. Membership includes one unpublished novel critique per year.
Aspiring Writer – £60/annumFor those who are at the start of their writing journey. Aspiring writers must not be published in any format (for example short story, novella, screenplay etc) either traditionally or independently.
Friend of the RNA – £40/annumFor previous members of the association who have not published a work of romantic fiction either traditionally or independently for at least seven years and are no longer actively writing, publishing (either traditionally or independently) or marketing their books or backlist.


Voting rights
Manuscript appraisal
Regional chapters
Online chapters
Romance Matters Magazine
Exclusive member discounts
Website members’ area
Discounted entry to RNoTY awards
Entry to Joan Hessayon award*
Discounted tickets to events**
Discounted tickets to RNA Conference**
Instalment options for RNA Conference***
One 121 entry package at RNA Conference

*To be eligible for the Joan Hessayon Award, you must be a member of the NWS in the same calendar year as graduation
**Only one ticket available per named member for each event
***If an instalment option was started on an eligible membership category but is then downgraded to one ineligible to pay by instalments, the full balance becomes due as soon as the new membership category commences
PLEASE NOTE: All members of the RNA must be aged 18 or over

Need help with your membership fees?

The RNA have now introduced an access grant scheme with the aim of allowing those in financial hardship access to our organisation and events.