Romantic Novelists' Association

Romantic Novel Awards 2024 Open For Entries

5 June 2023

5th June 2023

The Romantic Novelists’ Association are delighted to welcome entries for our Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2024 from Monday, June 5th. The highly regarded Romantic Novel of the Year Awards celebrate excellence in Romantic Fiction and are unique in that they are entirely judged by a panel of independent volunteer readers from across the world. This year’s awards will be the first run by the RNA with a new awards management system, tailor made for the Association by MN Digital. The new system will enable the organisation to build upon the previous success of the awards and take them forward into the future. This will not only allow the RNA to run the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards more efficiently but also to expand what awards will be on offer.

Sharon Ibbotson, the Romantic Novel Awards Organiser for the Romantic Novelists’ Association, said, “The Romantic Novel Awards celebrate the very best in romantic fiction and I am very excited to see what wonderful stories will come our way this year. Romantic fiction goes from strength to strength every year and I just know our panel of reader-judges will be in for a treat as they judge this year’s awards. Watch this space for details of more exciting awards to come!”

For further details about the Romantic Novel Awards please click here.

Here are links to some of our 2023 winner:

Jackie Collins Award for Romantic Thrillers

Fantasy Romantic Novel Award

Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award

Christmas/Festive Holiday Romantic Novel Award

Shorter Romantic Novel Award

Romantic Saga Award

Jane Wenham-Jones Award for Romantic Comedy

Historical Romantic Novel Award

Contemporary Romantic Novel Award

Popular Romantic Fiction Award



The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) is a professional body primarily for writers of romantic fiction. Founded in 1960 to provide a voice for romance authors and to be a network for writers, it continues to raise the prestige of romantic fiction and encourage romantic authorship. Their 900+ membership includes writers across the spectrum of commercial and women’s fiction, along with publishing industry professionals, booksellers, and book reviewers. In addition to organising annual publishing awards, they also host a range of workshops, talks, networking events, a three-day annual conference, and provide support to unpublished authors through their New Writers’ Scheme.

For more information about the Romantic Novelists’ Association, please visit their website here.


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