Romance Writers of America sponsors awards that acknowledge excellence in the romance genre as well as honors individuals for volunteer service to RWA and the romance genre.

Awards are given annually to one special bookseller, librarian, and industry professional who demonstrate notable support of romance authors and the romance genre. These special honorees' love of the romance genre helps promote the continued success of the romance-fiction market.

RWA invites you to visit all these special award recipient pages.

The Vivian

The Vivian recognizes excellence in romance writing and showcases author talent and creativity

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors authors' contributions to the genre

Other RWA Awards

RWA honors individuals' service to the association and to the industry

RITA Awards

The RITA recognized outstanding published romance novels and novellas

Golden Heart Awards

The Golden Heart honored outstanding manuscripts by unpublished members