Romance Writers for Change
Romance Writers for Change was formed to help educate and create awareness about digital publishing for all RWA members. We fully support and believe in the RWA organization, and hope to partner with it in a positive, constructive way. To that end, Romance Writers for Change members support the following statements: -RWA members should be offered educational opportunities regarding all aspects of digital publishing and rights exploration/protection. -The creation of a new Digital Liaison seat on the RWA Board of Directors is in the best interest of all RWA members. -RWA's Publisher Standards should incorporate publisher criteria that recognize digital and small press publishing as legitimate and valid models. -RWA's Published Author standards should be revised according to a set of criteria that recognizes the specific digital publishing business model. -All romance publications published by a royalty-paying, non-vanity/non-subsidy publisher should be eligible for the RITA, provided the submission meets minimum industry-standardized format requirements. Format requirements should be based on neutral criteria that endorse readability and ease of judging, and should not be based on the method of production or distribution. We the undersigned, support Romance Writers for Change and their mission.