Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre.
RWA is committed to providing all of its members with an environment free from discrimination and harassment. RWA does not discriminate against or allow harassment of any member based on race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, ancestry, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law. In order to create a safe and respectful environment, discrimination and harassment of any sort is prohibited in RWA.

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Congratulations to the RWA members who hit the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and/or USA Today best-seller lists this week!
 
Discover how to go from manuscript to bookshelf at Traditional Author Weekend, January 21-22, 2023!
 
RWA's Policy Advisory Committee news and updates for November 2022.
 
RWA has heard the recent rumors about Hallmark Publishing closing its doors. While Hallmark has not yet issued an official statement, it has “postponed indefinitely” open submissions.
 
The 2022–23 Pen to Paper: Guide to Writing Romance program is open for enrollment! Pen to Paper is an immersive ten-month collaborative learning experience, working in weekly small-group online sessions with published authors guiding the way.

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