Advocacy—for our members and the genre—is at the core of RWA's mission.

RWA provides members with information on romance-acquiring publishers and agents who have been vetted by the organization to meet certain benchmarks. We have a professional relations manager on staff who can work with members to resolve grievances, and we have successfully fought on behalf of our members in disputes with publishers and agents, major retailers, and others who seek to take advantage. 

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RWA makes no representations or warranties regarding the business practices or financial condition of any publisher or agency/agent. This being said, RWA members and other romance writers should make their own independent decisions about which publishers or agencies/agents with which to do business, and RWA does not in any way encourage or discourage RWA members and other romance writers from making their own such independent business decisions. 

Advocacy News

RWA's Policy Advisory Committee news and updates for April 2023.
Congratulations to the Santa Clara City Library, winner of the 2023 Romance Writers of America Library Grant!
RWA's Policy Advisory Committee news and updates for March 2023.
This Article for Romance Writers of America sets forth steps a book author or novelist may take to help preserve authorial and legal rights, when it appears that the publisher...
RWA's Policy Advisory Committee news and updates for February 2023.


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Eligible Agents

Agents RWA's determined are qualified to be recognized as RWA-Eligible Agents.
Qualifying Markets

Markets RWA has determined do not participate in predatory publishing practices are Qualifying Markets.