Author and Associate Memberships

Full Membership of the Association is open to traditionally published writers of romantic novels and full length serials of at least 30,000 words.

Independent Author Membership of the Association is open to self-published writers of romantic novels, novellas and full length serials of at least 30,000 words.

Associate Membership is open to publishers, editors, literary agents, booksellers, librarians or any others having a close professional connection with novel writing and publishing.

All members must be at least 18 years of age.

Subscriptions are due each January. The subscription period runs from 1st January to 31st December and there are no part-year discounts:

  • £50 for Full and Independent Author Members (£57 non EU based)
  • £60 for Associate Members (£67 non EU based)
  • Pay by BACs or Standing Order and save £5. See membership application form below.

You can download full details of the membership criteria for Full and Independent Author members below. Please read the criteria carefully before making your application.

Membership Criteria : Independent Author Membership (pdf)

Membership Criteria : Full Membership (pdf)

To sign up for Full or Associate membership of the Association please fill out the membership form and send it to the Membership Secretary at the address specified in the form:

Full, Independent Author and Associate Application Form (doc)

You can make payment via a personal cheque included with the membership form. Full, Independent Author, and Associate members may also pay by BACs or Standing Order at a reduction of £5.

Further information

Please contact the Membership Secretary with any enquiries about RNA membership.

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