RWA Anthologies

Romance Writers of America publishes anthologies to showcase the diversity and complexity of the romance genre. We're currently organizing our third anthology and invite members to submit a story to be considered for inclusion. 


Call for Submissions

The theme of the anthology is “spring fling,” with best-selling author Alyssa Day serving as anthology editor. Anticipated spring 2021 release.

Authors interested in applying to be part of the anthology should fill out the submission form and submit their stories between January 20 and February 15, 2021 (note extended deadline!). We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and authors with disabilities to submit to the anthology.

  • All stories must be romances that touch on the anthology theme of "spring fling."
  • Stories must be 5,000 to 6,000 words in length.
  • Stories should fit in one of the following categories:
    • Contemporary romance
    • Erotic romance
    • Historical romance
    • Romance with religious or spiritual elements
    • Romantic suspense
    • Speculative romance
    • Young adult romance
  • Authors must have all rights to the work.
  • The story must not have been previously published.
  • Stories cannot be prequels or sequels to an author's existing series. The story may take place in an author's existing series world, but it must stand alone.
  • Please fill out a separate form for each story.

Authors will license the right to RWA (stories will be donated) for their story to be published as part of the anthology. The license will be for a specific period of time, after which time the author can publish their own story. Royalties will be used to fund RWA programs and services.

Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions in February 2021.

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