The Internship Housing Stipend provides housing fees for individuals from a diverse background who have secured summer publishing internships. RWA wants to affirm the principle that when decision-makers in the publishing industry more closely reflect the diversity of society, RWA, the publishing industry, authors, and readers will benefit. The purpose of this stipend is to demonstrate RWA’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity by ensuring that students from underrepresented backgrounds have access to opportunities that will help them secure a career in the publishing industry.
Romance Writers of America (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements their main income.