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ROMANCE WRITERS TO DESCEND ON FREMANTLE Over 250 romance writers and readers are expected to attend Romance Writers of Australia’s (RWA) 22rd annual conference from 16–18 August at the Esplanade Hotel by Rydges, Fremantle, WA.
- Statistics that might surprise you
- Busted! Myths about Romance
- Romantic Genres
A ‘romance’ is defined by the presence of two basic elements: a love-story that is central to the story, and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending.
Statistics that might surprise you
Every year romance outsells the fantasy/sci-fi and mystery/thriller leviathans combined.
Busted! Myths about Romance
‘Bodice-rippers’, ‘chick porn’, ‘the formula’, ‘pulp fiction’… We bust them all!
Can’t tell Regency from Steampunk? Sigh from sizzle?
You name it, we answer it…
- Media Award - the ROMA
- Romantic Book of the Year Award
- RWA Hall of Fame Award
Media Industry Award – the ROMA
Romance Media Award (ROMA) began in 2006 to recognise outstanding reporting of romance. Open to Australian print and electronic media for coverage focussing on some aspect of romance novels, romance writing, or romance publishing.
Romantic Book of the Year Award – the RUBY
The R*BY Award—affectionately known as The Ruby—is RWA’s premier award and the only one of its kind in Australia. Voted on by Australian readers, this contest is open every year to any Australian/NZ romance author who has published a long or short romance novel.
RWA Hall of Fame
RWA is delighted to launch the Romance Writers of Australia Hall of Fame.
An author will be inducted into the Hall
of Fame based on a stellar, long-time career writing romantic fiction.
We are delighted to announce that in 2012 RWA is honouring well-loved and respected Harlequin Mills & Boon author Helen Bianchin. Helen will be inducted at the Awards Dinner on 18 August at the Diamonds Are Forever conference.
- Contact Us
- Communities in Crisis Book Appeal (2011)
Romance Writers of Australia Inc
0429 233 764
Romance Writers of Australia elects its
executive committee annually.
2011/12, RWA President, Rachel Bailey, is a USA Today bestselling author for Harlequin Desire.
The Romance Writers of Australia Inc formed in 1991 to promote romance writing in Australia and to help aspiring authors achieve publishing success. Back then, just eight writers banded together to find fellowship, professional development and to advance their careers.
Communities in Crisis Book Appeal
RWA Australia fundraises every year for charities related to issues affecting women’s health, literacy or well-being. In 2011 immediately following the floods that devastated much of Queensland and parts of Victoria and NSW (and subsequently Cyclone Yasi), RWA launched its Communities in Crisis Book Appeal, collecting thousands of books from donors all over the country and ensuring they made it to the families and libraries in need.
- Gallery & Logos
- Hearts Talk Magazine - back issues
Gallery & Logos
A selection of high-res, romance-related, approved-for-reproduction images and logos that might be useful for media.
‘HeartsTalk’ Magazine – back issues
HeartsTalk is RWA’s monthly member’s magazine. It is filled with information to guide and educate published and yet-to-be-published authors.