Romance Report
August 4-11, 2019


It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from or about BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you don’t already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post. #RomanceSparksJoy #RSJRoundUp

We lost one of the greats this week. Toni Morrison inspired so many who thought their voices wouldn’t be heard to write, including romance authors.

Sarah Jean wrote a history of queer romance.

Felicia Grossman wrote a column about centering Jewish women in romance and subverting the “Jewish American Princess” trope.

Kennedy Ryan spoke with the Charlotte Post about her historical RITA win.

AC Arthur reminded everyone that romance featuring black characters by black authors has been around since before last year.

The Pink Heart published a list of romances by indigenous writers.

Don’t forget to check out WOC in Romance’s list of new releases.

And Girl, Have You Read’s list too!

We hope you have a week filled with books and joy and all the good things! And if we have missed anything important, our DMs and contact page are open.