RWA Member Code of Ethics

The RWA Member Code of Ethics serves as a code of professional conduct for RWA members. It is designed to cause RWA members to exhibit integrity, honesty, and other good professional practices, thereby enhancing the romance writing profession. 


Industry Professional Code of Conduct

As Romance Writers of America is one of the largest genre writers associations in the world, publishers and agents who are included in RWA’s Qualifying Market for Publishers and Agent Updates and/or who are invited to present workshops to or take pitch sessions from RWA members are afforded significant credibility, because the members naturally expect such publishers and agents to conduct their businesses in a manner that can be described as honest, fair, transparent, and professional.


Anti-Discrimination Policy

As set out in RWA's Policy Manual:

6.1 In order to create a safe and respectful environment, invidious discrimination is prohibited in RWA. No member, speaker or participant in RWA or any RWA activity, RWA function, or RWA forum or social media account shall discriminate against another member, speaker, or participant at any RWA activity, RWA function or on any RWA forum or social media account based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, or religion. Membership shall not be denied to adults on the basis of any protected group set out in