First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry. The membership includes writers of all levels, from those working on their first manuscripts to award-winning authors. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry. FCRW strives to help writers become published and establish careers with innovative programs, networking opportunities and pertinent information on effective marketing techniques for members’ novels.

NERFA Contest Finalists

The finalists in the 2016 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards are listed on the contest page. CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the final round!

The BEACON contest for aspiring writers is now open for entries! Click on the Beacon contest page for details.


September 10

Love Between the Covers screening – We will be showing this feature-length documentary film that takes viewers into the remarkable worldwide community of women who create, consume, and love romance novels.
For more info, see our WORKSHOPS page, or email programs@firstcoastromancewriters.com