Romance Writers Online Governance

About Romance Writers Online
Romance Writers Online (RWO) is a nonprofit trade association chartered in 1995 whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through education and networking. We are a 501(c)6 corporation incorporated in the State of California.

RWO works to provide members with the education opportunities needed to learn their craft and present the best quality product to the romance fiction market. RWO support the efforts of its members to pursue a full-time career writing in the field of romance fiction, or a part-time career that generously supplements their main income.

What is Romance Fiction?
RWO recognizes the definition of romance fiction as a work that contains a central love story and the resolution of the romance is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.

We stand for:
  Romance fiction is an important part of the fiction literary market.  
  Everyone deserves a happily ever after.

Romance Writers Online membership is open to published and unpublished romance fiction writers who are interested in creating and maintaining a long-term career writing romance fiction. Members may be either published or unpublished romance fiction writers. Membership applicants must be of majority age in their state of residence. All Members must attest to serious pursuit of a romance writing career. All Members must agree to the definition of romance fiction.

Governing Documents


Marina Reznor, President

Marina writes contemporary romance and is the author of the Kingsbury Town Football Club romance series.

Marina is in her second term as President of Romance Writers Online, and her term will expire December 31, 2023.