What Are PAN and PRO?

RWA welcomes writers at all stages of their careers from the unpublished, to the "almost" published, to the published and the multipublished. In an effort to meet the needs of all its members, RWA has several communities of people who come together with a common interest to share ideas, find solutions, and build innovations.


Published Authors Network (PAN)

A community for writers who have published a Romance Fiction novel or novella.
  • Connect with other published romance authors
  • Have your name listed on our Published Authors page
  • Access to PAN-only events

More Info  Apply for PAN


A community for writers who have completed a Romance Fiction manuscript, but have not published in Romance Fiction.
  • Connect with writers who are at the same career stage as you
  • Learn the business of writing
  • Take the next steps to further your career

More Info Apply for PRO

Things to Know about PAN and PRO:

  • The PAN and PRO communities of practice are a benefit of RWA membership. No additional dues are required.
  • PAN and PRO applications may be submitted through the RWA website and are typically approved within one to two weeks.
  • Belonging to PAN or PRO means no more proof of pursuit to maintain General membership, unless RWA membership lapses.
  • Both communities have forums for their members to network, ask questions, share information, etc.
  • Each community of practice has a retreat during the RWA Annual Conference. These are currently not recorded.
  • All members published (except with predatory publishers) in romance and whose book(s) are available for commercial sale can apply for PAN.
  • Eligibility for PAN means the member is no longer eligible to be part of the PRO community.