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    Qualifying Markets for Romance Writers of America's
    34th Annual Conference

    Qualifying Markets (listed below) received a questionnaire that included the following statements:

    As a professional writers association, RWA stands firmly against any attempts to directly solicit RWA members to pursue vanity/subsidy publishing or other author-financed forms of publication. Publishing programs (lines, imprints or divisions) that directly solicit or refer writers to subsidy/vanity or other author-financed means of publication will not be allowed to participate in RWA’s annual conference as a featured publishing program.

    “Subsidy” or “Vanity” publishing means the production of books in which the author participates in the costs of production or distribution in any manner, including assessment of fees or other costs for editing and/or distribution. This definition includes publishing programs that withhold or seek full or partial payment or reimbursement of publication or distribution costs before paying royalties, including payment of paper, printing, binding, production, sales or marketing costs; publishing programs whose authors exclusively promote and/or sell their own books; and publishers whose business model and methods of publishing are primarily directed toward sales to the author, his/her relatives and associates.

    Management from the lines, imprints or divisions listed below certified to RWA that they have read and understand the above statement. They have attested that the publisher, line, imprint, or division they represent does not and will not refer RWA members to subsidy/vanity or author-financed publishing programs.

    The following Qualifying Markets have completed the evaluation process.


    Avalon Books

    B & H Publishing Group

    BelleBooks, Inc.
      Bell Bridge Books

    Baker Publishing
      Bethany House

    Blushing Books

    Bold Strokes

    Boroughs Publishing Group
      Lunch Box Romance 

    Coliloquy

    Entangled Publishing
      All Entangled Imprints

    Guideposts
      Guideposts Books

    Hachette Book Group
      Forever
      Grand Central Publishing

    Harlequin Enterprises Limited
      Arabesque
      Carina Press
      Harlequin Blaze
      Harlequin Presents
      Harlequin Presents Extra
      Harlequin Romance
      Harlequin Superromance
      Harlequin American Romance
      Harlequin Intrigue
      Harlequin Historicals
      Harlequin Historicals Undone
      Harlequin Teen
      HQN Books
     
    Kimani Romance
      Kimani Press
     
    LUNA
     
    Mills & Boon Romance
      Mills & Boon Modern
      Mills & Boon Modern Heat
      Mills & Boon Medical Romance
      Mills & Boon Historical
      Mills & Boon SuperHistorical
     
    Mira
     
    Harlequin Nocturne
     
    Harlequin Nocturne Bites
     
    Harlequin Desire
     
    Harlequin Special Edition
     
    Harlequin Romantic Suspense
      Spice
      Spice Briefs
      Love Inspired
     
    Love Inspired Suspense
     
     Love Inspired Historicals
     
     Love Inspired Classics

    HarperCollins Publishers
      Avon Books
      Avon A
      Avon Inspirational
      Avon Red
      William Morrow
      Zondervan

    Kensington Publishing Corp.
      Aphrodisia
      Brava
      Dafina
      Kensington
      K Mass Market
      Zebra 

    Liquid Silver Books

    Loose ID, LLC

    Montlake Romance (Amazon)

    Omnific Publishing, LLC

    Penguin Random House Group, USA
      Berkley
      Berkley Sensation
      Heat
      Jove 
      NAL
      Putnam
      Ballantine 
       Bantam Dell
      Loveswept 
      Crown
       WaterBrook Multnomah

    Red Sage Publishing, Inc.

    Riptide Publishing

    Samhain Publishing, Ltd

    Simon & Schuster
      Pocket Books

    Sourcebooks, Inc.

    St. Martin’s Press - MacMillan

    TOR Romance - Tom Doherty Associates (Tor/Forge) - MacMillan

    United Methodist Publishing House
      Abingdon Press Fiction