In HCRW, you'll meet new colleagues, make great friends, and connect with writers who understand the trials and triumphs of the publishing industry. Our active membership is drawn from all over North Carolina and southern Virginia—including accomplished writers in a variety of romance sub-genres.
Our guest speakers are knowledgeable on craft, diversity, and marketing of romance novels.
Join us on the second Saturday
of each month from 1:00–3:00
for our monthly meetings. Meetings are generally held live at ECPI in Raleigh, or online via Zoom.
See the calendar for the time and location of our upcoming classes and workshops!
General meetings are free
for chapter members,
$12.50 for nonmembers.
Beginning your journey as a romance writer? Author with several books under your belt? Independent, traditionally, or hybrid published? HCRW has something to offer you!
Prospective members are encouraged to visit us for one free meeting before joining our group of active and accomplished writers—We look forward to seeing you!
CLASSES & EVENTS
Heart of Carolina Romance Writers is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to stimulate interest, inform and educate aspiring—as well as published—writers and to bring together authors, editors, agents, and other related professionals for the mutual benefit of all.
Our purpose is to:
PROMOTE romance writing by supporting our published writers.
ADVISE, encourage and educate our aspiring writers.
PROVIDE accurate information about the romance genre to the media.
MEET OUR AUTHORS
Paranormal, Historical Romance
Victorian, Historical Romance
LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance
Paranormal Fantasy, Romance Retellings
Mystery, Paranormal Romance
Historical Fiction, Time Travel Romance
Southern Gothic Romance
Paranormal, Contemporary Romance
Historical and Contemporary Romance
If you're a current HCRW author in good standing and would like to be included on this list, contact the webmaster. Include your pen name, website URL, and no more than 2 romance sub-genres that you write in.