Romantic Novelists' Association
- Romantic Novelists' Association
The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) is a writers' association in the UK. Founded in 1960, mainly through the efforts of Alex Stuart and Lucilla Andrews, it is currently chaired by Jenny Haddon (Mills and Boon author Sophie Weston) and has around 700 members.
The RNA runs an annual conference for members, and supports a number of regional chapters, who meet regularly to discuss issues of concern to writers of romantic fiction. The organisation also runs the New Writers' Scheme, under which unpublished authors receive an appraisal of their work from an experienced member of the Association.
Since 2005 the Chairman is Jenny Haddon.
*1960-66: Denise Robins
[ [http://bookwormonthenet.blogspot.com/2007/03/ideal-place-for-respite-for-writers.html Bookworm on the Net] online at bookwormonthenet.blogspot.com (accessed 4 April 2008)] ]
*1966-86: Ida Cook (Mills and Boon author Mary Burchell)
* [http://www.rna-uk.org/ Official site]
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