Code of Ethics for Members

The Romance Writers of America® (RWA) 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.


Code of Ethics for Industry Professionals

Romance Writers of America is a nonprofit professional association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. 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.