The Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers
The New Writers’ Scheme aims to encourage fresh talent in the writing of romances and novels with romantic elements, in every genre from historical to futuristic, with characters and love stories that reflect the diversity of readers everywhere. Any NWS manuscript that is subsequently published as a debut novel is eligible for the Joan Hessayon Award, provided that the author has remained in membership of the RNA.
Sponsor: Dr David Hessayon
The award is generously sponsored by Dr David Hessayon in honour of his late wife Joan, who was a long-standing member of the RNA and a great supporter of the New Writers’ Scheme.