Harlequin is celebrating 60 years of publishing this year. This writers' community is encouraging, inspiring and often educational. The forums should be the first stop of all writers targeting category romance.
A new addition to the world of writers' forums. Check out the sections for aspiring authors and the writing guidelines.
A blogazine for lovers of category romance. They have themes for each day of the week. Check out Male on Mondays!
A blog run by the authors and editors of Harlequin Presents / M&B Modern category romance novels.
A community blog run by a wide range of romance novelists.
What's not to like about a site with the motto 'unleash your inner diva'? A fun writing community that offers advice on the craft and business of writing romances.
One of the best known writing challenges available, National Novel Writing Month (November) pushes you to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. An exercise in discipline and shutting up your internal editor.
Romance Writers of America (RWA) is without a doubt the largest organisation internationally for writers.
The UK-based Romance Novelists' Association. They run an invaluable New Writers Scheme for unpublished authors.
Romance Writers of Australia (RWA). Packed with useful information.
Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ).
A site dedicated to inspiring writers, with call stories and lots of positive attitude.
Romance University. The name says it all.
The writing may be too steamy for some, but it hits the sweet spot for erotica writers. If you're under 18, you'll need to find your tips elsewhere.
Show Me The Money. Based on actual romance authors' incomes, this site shows what writers can expect to earn from the various publishers.
Novelist Jenna Petersen's site with writing articles and a detailed list of romance publishers, both print and e-book.
Articles for writers, including examples of successful query letters and synopses.
A watchdog for the publishing industry, this site shares information on writing scams, problematic agents and publishers, and more.
A huge listing of agents and publishers, including recommendations and warnings for writers.
The real value in this site, a great source for market and event listings, is its list of writer organisations and groups spanning the globe.
San Francisco agent Nathan Bransford dishes the dirt on being an agent. His series called The Essentials (please read before you query) is, well ... essential.
This anonymous agent gives an honest, harsh and hilarious look inside the publishing business by answering readers' questions and critiquing queries.
Send a query letter to the Shark. It might get posted and critiqued. It might not. You'll know if it gets posted.
Publisher Harper Collins releases single title romance through its Avon imprint. Has occasional writing tips on the site.
Publisher of single title romance. Click on 'contact information' for submission guidelines.
The Greenhouse is a section of the website of eBook publisher Wild Rose Press dedicated to writers. Packed full of articles on writing - everything from grammar to plots and characters.
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