Young Adult
Romance Writers of America

About YARWA

We are the Young Adult Online Chapter, officially part of Romance Writers of America. Our writers come from around the world and love diving into the complex and unique world of Young Adult and New Adult fiction.

Our Mission

To advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers within the genre of teen and young adult fiction with strong romantic elements, through networking and advocacy, dissemination of information, professional education, publications, and other appropriate activities, and to provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry

Viewpoints in Romantic Fiction

Aug 22     6pm eastern/3pm pacific

Join us for a thoughtful panel conversation to discuss diversity and equitable representation in fiction writing.

Panelists: Olivia Gaines, Kay Harris, Lynn Lovegreen, Stacy Wells, Priya Ardis

Moderated by Jennifer Looft, YARWA President

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Come Join Us!

Unlike the high school lunch tables in so many of our books, you are welcome to sit with us. There is always room at the table for another author! Our annual fee is $25 to join, and $20 to renew. We'd love to have you with us!

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"And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn't matter."

  --The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

"There's nothing wrong with being different"

--The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

"I believe in one day and someday and this

perfect moment called now."

--Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson