Advocacy

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. 

Are you a member with a professional relations issue? Contact memberadvocacy@rwa.org.



Advocacy News

 
The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force calls on Disney to respect Scarlett Johansson's professional and artistic work on the film Black Widow.
 
Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) are joining the #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force. The Task Force’s goals are to ensure that all writers who are owed royalties and/or statements for their media-tie in work
 
The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is expanding its focus and reaching out to all comic book and graphic novel creators who may be missing royalty statements...

Outreach

RWA exhibits at trade shows and participates in panels on the romance genre. See where we're headed next!


Eligible Agents

RWA has evaluated these agents and determined they are qualified to be recognized as "RWA-Eligible" Agents

Qualifying Markets

Find a list of markets RWA has evaluated and determine do not participate in predatory publishing practices

“Huge shout of thanks to RWA @romancewriters for standing up for their members, having our backs and getting the important things done for us. And this is why I’m a proud member!”
— @GailChianese
“#RomanceEmpowers me because of organizations like @romancewriters that speak for and fight for me, help me network with my peers and the world professionally.”
— @heidicullinan
“After several ineffective exchanges with Amazon...we reached out to the RWA for help. Within a week, Amazon advised us that upon further review, our titles had been returned to their original categories and were once again discoverable on their site...RWA’s intervention played a critical part in that response.”
— Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey