Romance Report
September 16-22, 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. #RomanceSparksJoy #RSJWeeklyUpdate

These are 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 #RSJWeeklyUpdate

Elizabeth (📎) didn’t jinx us last week, and we had another relatively quiet week. Is it the cooler weather? We’ll take it! We did forget to include @jessisreading’s piece on illustrated covers last week. This piece changed a few minds here at RSJ. 

Have you met the new RWA Directors-At-Large? We are excited to see a much more representative board this year. 

Corey tweeted about the implicit bias of most holiday anthologies.

Which inspired further conversation.

We launched our new monthly feature In the Loveseat. Our first virtual guest was Melissa Blue.

We also posted on our website this week about our decision to end our Representation in Romance directory project. 

And if you missed our chat with the author of our September book BAKER THIEF, you can catch by clicking #RSJBakerThief!

Don’t miss this list of new releases from WOC in Romance!

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 #RomanceSparksJoy #RSJWeeklyUpdate

If you appreciate the work we do, please consider buying us a ko-fi to help fund our giveaways of romances by underrepresented authors Thank you! #RomanceSparksJoy #RSJWeeklyUpdate