Romantic Novelists' Association Awards

RoNA Award
Awarded for Excellence in romance novel
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Romantic Novelists' Association
First awarded 1960
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The Romantic Novel of the Year Award is an award for romance novels since 1960, presented by Romantic Novelists' Association, and since 2003, the novellas, also won the Love Story of the Year (now RoNA Rose Award).[1]

Romantic Novel of the Year aka RoNA Award

This award recognises the long romance novels, the categories of the Romantic Novel of the Year (RoNA) are:

This category is for mainstream romantic novels set post 1960 and includes chick-lit, beach reads and genres such as paranormal/fantasy/time slip/romantic suspense.
The Historical category is for romantic novels set in a period before 1960. Time slip novels may be included.
Romantic novels containing serious issues or themes, including grittier fiction such as sagas, multi-generational tales may be included in this category, which may also include time slip novels.
Romantic novels intended to be consistently humorous or amusing may be entered for this award.
This category is for romantic novels where the main characters are teenagers/young adults.


Love Story of the Year aka RoNA Rose Award

This award (formerly the Love Story of the Year) recognises the best in category and shorter romance, serials in magazines are also eligible.



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