Welcome to the New Jersey Romance Writers. NJRW is chapter 34 of Romance Writers of America. We are a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing support, information and resources to both published and unpublished authors.
Our goal is to provide its members with a network of support and resources in the field of romance writing, to act as a central information point for activities in the field of romance writing and the romance publishing industry, and to advance the writing interests of its members.
NJRW Mission Statement
New Jersey Romance Writers Inc (NJRW) was chartered, as a state chapter (chapter 34) of Romance Writers of America, in 1984 to serve as a nonprofit trade association for romance writers. The mission of New Jersey Romance Writers is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers by providing support, educational information and resources to both published and unpublished authors.
Although the association is called New Jersey Romance Writers, membership is not limited to individuals living in the state of New Jersey. NJRW fosters connections between its members through the NJRW Web site, www.njromancewriters.org, a private yahoogroups loop, and membership newsletter, and provides opportunities for members to come together to discuss the industry and build connections with fellow romance writers.
New Jersey Romance Writers hosts one of the largest regional conferences that provides the perfect opportunity for authors to increase their knowledge of the business and network with industry professionals and fellow writers. The conference offers dozens of workshops with topics ranging from beginning writing skills to the business side of writing. Romance fiction editors and literary agents search for new talent in scheduled one-on-one interviews, give workshops, and network with attendees.
NJRW also sponsors the romance publishing industry's prestigious awards for published and unpublished romance writers — the Golden Leaf and the Put Your Heart In A Book contests. These awards recognize excellence in romance fiction.
New Jersey Romance Writers promotes the romance genre through its presence at the NAIBA trade show for independent booksellers as well as its Booksellers Luncheon held in conjunction with the NJRW conference.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit the Join Us section for more information.
NJRW Special Event: Harlequin Day - NJRW Members Only Event
June 15, 2013
8:00 - 9 a.m. Board Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A Day with Harlequin
NJRW is excited to host a day-long event with Harlequin Senior Editor, Series Editorial Patience Bloom and Manager, Digital Content Jenny Bullough . Presentations will include: An Introduction to Harlequin, A Day in the Life of an Editor, and Digital Publishing. Members are invited to participate in Speed Pitching and Cold Reads, as well.
See our special event page for more information and a detailed schedule.