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of career-focused romance writers by providing support, educational information and resources to both published and unpublished authors.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, http://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NJRW also sponsors the romance publishing industry’s prestigious awards for published and unpublished romance writers — the Golden Leaf and the Put Your Heart In A Book contests.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 of the New Jersey Romance Writers official website for more information.