What do we do?
Our magazine is published quarterly.
The RNA was founded to enhance and promote the various types of romantic and historical fiction and to encourage good writing in all its many varieties.
How do we do this?
As a professional organisation, the RNA offers a wide range of activities and events to its members. Regular meetings are held, with expert speakers sharing their knowledge and experience. The Association runs an annual conference, where members discuss publishing trends and craft tips.
These gatherings are also social events, where members and their guests can enjoy the company of other writers, share the ups and downs of the writer’s life, offer and receive support and encouragement.
The RNA is unique among professional writing organisations in its encouragement of aspiring writers. Each year, the New Writers’ Scheme gives aspiring writers a chance for a personal evaluation of their work by an experienced author or editor in that particular sub-genre. This scheme has helped many achieve publication.
Our annual awards ceremony is a time to recognise and reward the very best writing in our genre. This glittering event is the social highlight of our year.
The RNA has close ties with libraries. We issue an e-newsletter to librarians giving details of our members’ latest publications, information on talks and events that have taken place in libraries and the latest RNA news. To receive this newsletter, contact our library liaison.
Our members are mostly in the UK, and local chapters organise regular events, so that even the more remote of our members can enjoy the friendship of other writers. We also stay connected through our on-line forum, ROMNA, and through our quarterly magazine, Romance Matters.
If it’s anything to do with romantic fiction, you’ll find the RNA and its members are right there – probably in the front row.
If you want to know more, please contact us.