Romance Report
September 30 – October 6, 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.

Browne Pop Culture Library celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with a history of Encanto and other moments in Latinx romance publishing. 

The covers for Kennedy Ryan’s upcoming duet were exclusively revealed alongside an interview in Entertainment Weekly.

Like LaQuette says, THIS is how you promote yourself without erasing those who came before you.

And if you don’t know why that needed saying and need context, we did a mini mid-week thread about it 

We were all already drooling in anticipation for Rebekah Weatherspoon’s XENI, and that was before we knew about the amazing fat rep. 

We talk a lot here about who should write whose stories and how non-Black authors get Black stories wrong. Kat says Kit Rocha is one of the ones who get it right.

Have you ordered your HEA or GTFO 2020 calendar? This inclusive hand-illustrated calendar by Shannon Donahue pays tribute to Romancelandia’s favorite tropes, and $1 of each sale goes to  Stacey Abrams’s #FairFight2020. 

Check out new realeases from Girl, Have You Read.

And from Women of Color in Romance. 

You can support WOC in Romance by joining their Patreon. One of the levels will let you vote on each month’s book! 

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Congratulations to Mocha Girls on eight years!

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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