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After working in corporate environments for a number of years, I had a germ of an idea to embark on a romance writing career. I joined RWNZ and with the support of its members and by attending conferences and workshops, I finished my first manuscript in 2009 and publication followed in 2010. Since then I have published a number of books both traditionally and self published. I love romance writing and reading as well as talking about it with other members.

- Bronwen Evans

Great Beginnings Contest Opens 1 September 2020

Great Beginnings Contest Opens 1 September 2020

Closes 30 September 2020

Open to both published and unpublished writers. First three chapters (up to no more than 5000 words).

Great Beginings Contest
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Benefits for all writers

RWNZ has something to offer writers at any stage of their career. Benefits include monthly newsletter, workshops, regional meetings.

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RWNZ Annual Conference in Auckland 2021

RWNZ Annual Conference in Auckland 2021

6-8 August 2021, Waipuna Hotel, Auckland

The Romance Writers of New Zealand 2020 Annual Conference has been postponed until 2021.

Registration open March 2021
About Us

About Us

Promoting excellence in writing

We are a non-profit organisation founded to support and develop writers.

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Nagio Marsh Awards 2021

Nagio Marsh Awards 2021

RWNZ members Nalini Singh and Gudrun Frerich make the long list

The finalists for the 2020 Ngaios (in both the Best Novel and Best First Novel categories) will be announced later this year, with the authors celebrated and the winners revealed at a special event at the WORD Christchurch Festival to be held from 29 October to 1 November 2020.

RWNZ Members are Finalist in Nagio Marsh Awards 2011
Access to Patricia Kay Romance Writing Courses

Access to Patricia Kay Romance Writing Courses

Pat is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 50 novels of romance and women’s fiction. She sold her first novel to Silhouette/Harlequin in 1990.

Her courses are focused on the CRAFT of writing and can be done as self learning by downloading each lesson and completing the exercises.

Patricia Kay Courses

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