Our Mission

CNYRW is a community of writers, published and unpublished, dedicated to promoting excellence in fiction by providing professional development, education, and networking opportunities to career-focused writers from all backgrounds, with an emphasis on the romance genre.

Are you a romance author? Whoever you are and whatever step you are on in your writer’s journey, CNYRW is here to help. We believe love is love, and everyone’s love story deserves to be heard. We are a friendly, supportive community committed to respecting and including all our members, We offer monthly educational programs where authors can learn more about craft, keep up to date with industry news, network with each other, and focus on other topics to enhance their writing careers. Members include those who aspire to publish as well as multi-published authors.

How We Help

IF YOU ARE PUBLISHED

  • Our presentations with published authors help you refine your craft and sharpen your skills.

  • Our programs offer marketing ideas for increasing your readership and improving your author brand.

  • We provide information about the latest trends, news, and updates in the publishing industry.

IF YOU ARE NOT PUBLISHED

  • We offer the support and encouragement you need whether you've only started writing or need to complete your first book.

  • Our craft programs provide professional development opportunities to improve your writing skills.

  • We provide information on which publishing journey to take: traditional, self-publishing, or both.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe love is a  human condition, and all manifestations of romance and relationships are welcomed and appreciated. We think all readers benefit from reading books about diverse characters and worldviews. We invite, accept, and strive to learn from all our members, and help make learning happen by:

  • Actively seeking programs and presentations from diverse and marginalized communities.

  • Sponsoring programs about writing outside one's lived experiences and appropriately including more diversity.

  • Ensuring meetings and programs accommodate those with accessibility needs.