Rainbow Romance Writers

Professional Authors of LGBT Romance

Welcome to the Rainbow Romance Writers!


Writers and readers of LGBT romance come from all walks of life, with a shared certainty: Love knows no boundaries. Our members are career-focused individuals creating, publishing, and promoting LGBT romance.

Rainbow Romance Writers develops and promotes excellence in LGBT romance fiction, offering a virtual home to professional authors of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender love stories. Our members come from all walks of life but a love of literature is a common bond that connects us. As an active chapter of the Romance Writers of America, our chapter:

  • Fosters artistic and professional success
  • Helps members succeed as artists and professionals
  • Advocates passionately for our rapidly expanding market online and at events both LGBT and romance-related
  • Provides a dynamic resource for our members, the media, and the publishing industry
  • Challenges assumptions, boosts visibility, and celebrates the scope of LGBT romance

Rainbow Romance Writers opens doors.  We continue to push for research, awareness, and education in unexpected communities. With every story, our members build bridges with unexpected allies: romance readers expanding their horizons and LGBT readers discovering romance fiction for the first time.

We are changing minds, one heart at a time.


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Latest News

"Filter words – don’t let them hijack your writing" by Brita Addams

Filter words are those extraneous words writers use that shield readers from the action. The use of filters lends to telling not showing, the biggest of all writer no-nos. When filters are used, the reader sees everything from the characters point of view, instead of experiencing the action themselves. Many call this a deeper POV.

For instance – Paul felt his heart thud when Aaron entered the room.

Felt acts as the filter. Of course he felt his heart. Who wouldn’t?

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