OCCRWA Welcomes New Members!

OCC_avatarHow to Join the Orange County Chapter

Membership for the Orange County Chapter opens in December for the 2017 year and extends through February 15. Fees  are $65 for new members and $55 for renewing members. After February 15, the fee is $65 for everyone. After July, a member may join for a pro-rated fee of $35 for the current year.

The joining process for OCCRWA is handled through national RWA in order to ensure all chapter members are members in good standing with Romance Writers of America®. For information regarding fees and requirements for membership at Romance Writers of America (RWA), please visit Romance Writers of America at

Please note that you cannot join the chapter by mailing in or presenting payment in person. You MUST use MyRWA to join the chapter. Membership apps are not accepted. You MUST use the link below and go to MyRWA to join this chapter in order to confirm that you are a member of RWA. Only RWA members can join OCC.

To join OCCRWA please click the JOIN link below. 


The JOIN link will take you to MyRWA. You will use your national username (usually your email address) and password to login. Before you add to the cart, fill in your name, address, and all your author information in the spaces provided.  This information is for the OCCRWA roster.

You can choose to pay via PayPal with a credit or debit card. You do not have to have PayPal yourself to choose this option. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can choose to pay with a check which you must to mail to the address below.

Paying by check? Please mail to:

Treasurer OCC-RWA

P.O. Box 3097

Tustin, CA 92781-9998

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OCCRWA’s purpose is to promote excellence in romance fiction, to help writers exchange their knowledge and establish career goals, and to support and encourage our members through all levels of their careers.

Membership to OCCRWA includes:

  • A $10 rate for meetings with a variety of speakers and topics that highlight the business of writing
  • The award-winning Orange Blossom confidential newsletter
  • Access to the chapter’s general networking forum, Morning Juice
  • Access to our blog, Slice of Orange, for articles on craft
  • Opportunity to participate in Write for the Money and Compete a Book in a Year
  • Access to our Published Author Network
  • Sharing accomplishments such as new releases and contest placement
  • Listing in our chapter member online directory
  • Volunteer opportunities to engage with other writers
  • Member-only rates on workshops and the California Dreamin’ Writers’ Conference
  • Member-only access to special functions and general resources

If you have any questions about your membership renewal, please email

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