The Faith, Hope & Love Chapter provides support, education, and encouragement to published and unpublished romance writers targeting the Christian Fiction market, which includes publishers belonging to the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). By definition, a Christian romance is any romantic novel that expounds and illustrates a Christian world view in its plot, its characters, or both, or which deals with Christian themes in a positive way and promotes Biblical principles.
- Members of Faith, Hope & Love must be members in good standing of RWA®.
- The terms and conditions of membership in the chapter shall be determined exclusively by RWA® [RWA® Uniform Chapter Bylaws Sec. 4.4]. FHL welcomes chapter membership by RWA® General* and Associate members. (*Only General members shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the chapter’s membership) [RWA® Uniform Chapter Bylaws Bylaws Sec. 4.8]
- All individuals who have attained the age of 18 and who agree to accept the purposes of RWA® and this chapter and to faithfully observe and be bound by the Bylaws of this chapter (read or download the bylaws here) shall be eligible to apply for membership. Membership shall not be denied to adults because of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or political affiliation. [RWA® Uniform Chapter Bylaws Bylaws Sec. 4.2]
Upon receipt of an application, including an RWA® membership number from our national organization and the required membership dues, an applicant shall be considered a member in good standing of FHL. At that time, if you are published in book length fiction, you are invited to submit your web site URL to our webmaster for inclusion on our author page.
For more information about membership benefits, see the Chapter Information page. If an applicant chooses to submit a membership application via the Internet (link provided below), his or her membership will not be activated until appropriate dues are paid (either on-line via PayPal or by check/money order).
Current dues are $24 dollars per year. In addition, there is a $3 new member fee. First year’s dues are prorated; annual renewal of dues for the following year must be paid in November-December to receive an early renewal discount. Members who renew after January 15 are subject to the $3 new member fee.
Prorated dues (according to the month you pay join) are as follows:
October ($ 9.00)
If joining in last two months of year, submit dues to pay through the next calendar year:
All amounts listed are in US dollars. International members must submit dues using US money orders or by credit card via PayPal (see Internet Membership Application).
New Member Internet Application
(dues paid by credit card or personal checking account via PayPal)
New Member Print Application
(dues paid by check/money order)