President, Joanna Shupe

Welcome to The Golden Network, a Romance Writers of America® special interest chapter comprised of finalists and winners of RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® competition.

Our purpose is to advance the professional interests of our members through networking, education, and encouragement via our online loop and at our annual retreat. The latter features panels and presentations from the industry’s leading editors, agents and authors; a “Boot Up” ceremony recognizing our newly published members; and other exciting chapter business. 🙂 Members often say that our chapter retreat is a highlight of their RWA National Conference experience.

We also aim to aid aspiring romance writers by hosting our annual Golden Pen contest to help prepare them for RWA’s Golden Heart® competition, as well as to provide finalists with the opportunity to be read by an editor interested in their genre.

If you’re already a chapter member, we hope you’ll help to make this year’s Retreat and Golden Pen contests the best ever. If you aren’t yet a member, what are you waiting for? Join below to connect with fellow Golden Heart® finalists from past and present and future.

Click here to join or renew. (RWA membership required)

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