Romance Writers of America Library Grant

About the Romance Writers of America Library Grant The Romance Writers of America Library Grant is designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming. The grant consists of $4,500 to be used toward the purchase of romance fiction, author honorariums and travel expenses, and other applicable program expenses.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Any size public library.

Application Instructions

To submit an application for this award, please visit the PLA Awards Online Application.

PLA will forward the applications to the current chair of the Romance Writers of America Library Grant Jury. PLA reserves the right to extend the application deadline.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

Any size public library. Library must demonstrate a plan or examples for use of the funds, such as hosting a system-wide training day on the romance genre, buying romance novels for the library collection, creating readers advisory materials on the genre and/or hosting romance fiction oriented programs. The library shows a desire to improve awareness of the romance genre in the library. Priority will be given to: Libraries with a financial need or in disaster recovery areas looking to rebuild their romance fiction collections.