The mission of Chicago-North Romance Writers is to raise and maintain a level of high-quality romance writing in all genres and to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking, advocacy, professional education, publications, contests, awards, and conferences.

Meetings & Programs

We meet on the second Monday and the last Sunday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 or 9:30 p.m. Meetings feature either group critiques and brainstorming or programs of interest to romance writers. You’re welcome to attend two meetings without obligation to join.

Currently, some meetings are held via Zoom and others are in person. Contact us for more info.

Learn more about joining Chicago-North Romance Writers.

Writing Short

Longer form genres have caught onto what SFF writers have known for a long time: Writing short can be a fascinating and lucrative way to write. Bria Quinlan walks through the ways to get the most out of the fewest words. Whether you’re looking for a way to produce more often or how to tell a side


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