The National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award celebrates published romance novels and novellas and is judged by romance readers. Winners are selected from three finalists in each category by bloggers, booksellers, and librarians.
The National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award is sponsored by First Coast Romance Writers (FCRW). FCRW is an organization for both published and unpublished writers. The independent non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.

The 2024 NERFA Coming Soon

Upcoming Important Dates

Reader Judge signup January 15- February 29, 2024
OPEN for contestants, March 1-31, 2024
First Round (romance readers) Judging. April 8 – May 19, 2024
Finalists will be announced June 1, 2024
Final Round Judging June 1-30, 2024 (Librarians/Bloggers/Booksellers)
Winners will be announced July 8, 2024

To Check out the Last Year’s Winners CLICK HERE

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