RWA Veritas Award

    RWA's Veritas Award may be given annually for the article that appears in print or in another medium that best depicts the romance genre in a positive light. 

    To nominate an article for the RWA Veritas Award, click here or e-mail

    2014 RWA Veritas Award Recipient

     No award given in 2014.

    Past Recipients of the Veritas Award

    • 2014: award not given
    • 2013: award not given
    • 2012: Denise Schipani, "7 Life Lessons from Romance Novels," Woman's Day
    • 2011: award not given
    • 2010: Gwenda Bond, for her article "Romancing the Recession" in Publishers Weekly
    • 2009: Ron Charles, for his article "Heating Up the Stacks" in the Washington Post
    • 2008: award not given
    • 2007: award not given
    • 2006: Mary Bly, for her article "A Fine Romance" published in the New York Times.
    • 2005: Don O'Briant, for his article "Romantic Encounters-Romance Diversifies, Expands" in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    • 2004: award not given
    • 2003: Teri Sprackland, UPI wire correspondent, for her article "Romancing Readers Worth Billions"
    • 2002: Nora Schoenberg for her article "Romance in the Classroom"
    • 2001: Patricia McLinn, for her article in the Washington Post, "Go Ahead, Make Jokes. We'll Be Here with Our Fans."
    • 2000: John Charles, Shelley Mosley, and Ann Bouricius for their February 1999 article in the Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), "Romance the YA Reader."
    • 1999: award not given
    • 1998: Lucinda Dyer, for her article "Roundup on Romance: Birds Do It, Bees Do It" which appeared in the November 10, 1997, edition of Publishers Weekly
    • 1996: Betsy Carpenter, for her article "Living the Fantasy - Romance Writers Get Some Respect, Scholarly Interest and Tons of Readers" published in the November 6, 1995, edition of U.S. News & World Report
    • 1995: Shelley Mosley, John Charles, and Julie Havir for their article "The Librarian as Effete Snob: Why Romance?", which appeared in the May 1995 edition of Wilson Library Bulletin.