Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for published and aspiring romance fiction authors, announced the winners of the 2019 RITA® Awards on Friday, July 26, at a black-tie awards ceremony emceed by bestselling romance author and Washington Post columnist Sarah MacLean at its 39th Annual Conference in New York City.
Susannah Nix’s novel, Advanced Physical Chemistry, was awarded the Romance Writers of America 2019 RITA® Award for Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length. The RITA® Award is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction and recognizes outstanding published romance novels and novellas.
Up to 2,000 romance novels and novellas from 13 different categories are judged each year in the RITA® competition. After the first round of judging by fellow published romance authors, the competition narrows to approximately 100 finalists. Then, final round judges, also published romance authors, select one winner in each category from among the finalists.
Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for romance fiction authors, announces the finalists for the 2019 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards. The RITA — the highest award of distinction in romance fiction — recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.
Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length
Advanced Physical Chemistry by Susannah Nix
Julia Ganis, editor
The winners will be announced at the 2019 RWA Annual Conference in New York City.