Romance Report
October 14-20, 2019


One day in Romancelandia lasts approximately 1.3 Earth years. Now imagine a week. To help you keep up, we’ve gone through the tweets about last week’s highs (and lows) of representation in romance to bring you our Weekly Romance Update.

These tweets are from or about issues affecting BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you’re not already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post.

If youโ€™ve read Xeni, you know Mason is the gif master.Rebekah put together a thread of every gif Mason sends Xeni in their text exchanges. (If you havenโ€™t read Xeni, what are you doing with your life?)

And if youโ€™ve read Xeni and are inspired to buy some new toys, Bawdy Bookworms has a new monthly box right up your alley. The BAWDY QUICKIE features a diverse romance paired with an erotic toy each month.

If you are eligible to judge the 2020 RITAs, please consider signing up. RWA needs to have a broadly diverse panel of judges if we want to see a truly representative list of semifinalists.

Because itโ€™s still difficult for many people to shed implicit bias when reading.

Really difficult.

Which is why book clubs like WOC in Romance are so important.

And why we need more lists like these.

Hereโ€™s one place to start–this anthology of eight Hanukkah-themed romances. If youโ€™re in the DMV, thereโ€™s a launch party at One More Page on November 12, and ๐Ÿ“Ž might actually venture out of her cozy book cave to attend!

Also, that Holidays Anthology we mentioned last week? You can find out more about submitting a story in this thread!

Make sure you check out the new release list from WOC in Romance.

And Girl, Have You Readโ€™s list.

We hope you have a week filled with books and joy and all the good things! And if we have missed anything important, please let us know. Our DMs are open. You can also submit anonymous feedback at

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