Member Benefits

These are only some of the benefits of membership in HCRW.

Heartline Newsletter
Our electronic newsletter Heartline comes out monthly and contains informative articles on the craft of writing, member news, and contest information and offers you an opportunity to promote your latest releases. Submissions from RWA members are encouraged and should be submitted by e-mail to the newsletter editor.

Mailing List
We have an electronic mailing list available to members only where we carry on writing discussions, organize extra-curricular social events, announce member news, and give out contest information. If you join our chapter and provide an e-mail address, our online services coordinator will add you so you can enjoy this benefit, subject to List Rules.

Critique Groups
HCRW provides a critique group partner matching service. Contact the critique group coordinator for more information!

Book in a Week (BiaW) Challenge
Have you ever felt “alone” writing day in and day out? You don’t have to be! BiaW is a group of cyber-friends of struggling HCRW writers (just like you!) writing frantically from the first Saturday of the month to the Friday before the HCRW meeting. Every night of BiaW, report your page totals to and our moderator will announce the totals at the meeting as well as offer ongoing support during the challenge.
Detailed BiaW Overview

Christine Hyatt Service Award
The HCRW service award was established in 1997 to recognize members who have given outstanding support to the chapter. Any member can nominate any other member in good standing for this award by sending the name and the reasons for the nomination to the Awards Committee. The only people who cannot be nominated are the current president and past winners. See the list of past winners.

Facebook We maintain a public Facebook account where members are allowed to announce their new releases with links to their websites where interested parties can learn about them and their books.