The RoNA Categories
For all categories, the book must be at its heart a genuine romantic novel - a detailed definition of what is meant by this is in the rules of entry.
The five RoNA categories are as follows:-
The RoNA for a Contemporary Romantic Novel: This category is for mainstream romantic novels set post 1960 and includes chick-lit, beach reads and genres such as paranormal/fantasy/time slip/romantic suspense.
The RoNA for an Epic Romantic Novel: Romantic novels containing serious issues or themes, including grittier fiction such as sagas, multi-generational tales may be included in this category, which may also include time slip novels.
The RoNA for a Historical Romantic Novel: The Historical category is for romantic novels set in a period before 1960. Time slip novels may be included.
The RoNA for a Romantic Comedy Novel: Romantic novels intended to be consistently humorous or amusing may be entered for this award.
The RoNA for a Young Adult Romantic Novel: This category is for romantic novels where the main characters are teenagers/young adults.
For further details, please download the RoNA rules and Entry Form.
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