The RWA-Women’s Fiction chapter was created to support women’s fiction writers whose work is romance-friendly.
Though traditional books in the women’s fiction genre often contain romantic elements, some contain tragic endings for the romantic couple. RWA-WF books are different. Our authors produce stories that – like all women’s fiction – focus on a woman undergoing life change, detailing reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, but our works satisfy romance readers with hopeful, upbeat romantic endings.
The definition of Women’s Fiction we have adopted is: RWA-WF defines women’s fiction as a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship. RWA-WF novels could not be easily classified by another genre such as mystery, paranormal, thrillers or romance, but would qualify for RWA’s Novel with Romantic Elements contest category.
If you’re a member of RWA, writing romantic women’s fiction that isn’t easily classified by any other genre (e.g. mystery, paranormal, thriller or romance), maybe RWA-WF is the chapter for you. For more information on what we stand for, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. We hope you’ll explore our website and contact us for more information.