About LERA

Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA) is a chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our mission is to support our members as they pursue a professional writing career in Romance and related genres.

Member benefits:

Members have access to monthly programming and networking opportunities that will help them stand out in the increasingly competitive publishing landscape. Programs balance the craft of writing with the ever-changing business side of publishing, providing members with the tools they need for their writing journey.  

Romance and beyond:

Our members include published and prepublished authors writing in a wide variety of genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, erotic romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, and women’s fiction. While happy endings are a must in Romance, all writers can benefit from learning how to deepen your character arcs, strengthen your pacing, and spice up your stories with strong romantic elements. We hope you’ll join us!

How to Join:

To join LERA, you must first be a member of RWA.

Annual dues, payable every January, are $35.

Non-members are welcome to our monthly programs for a nominal fee.

LERA Benevolence Fund:

LERA has a fund to help members IN NEED to help pay annual dues, programs, and/or conferences. Non-members who wish to join LERA, but don’t have the funds also qualify for help to pay annual dues. For more information, and to apply, click here.