The purpose of the RITA award is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for excellence in published romance fiction.
The winners will be announced at the 2019 RWA Annual Conference in New York City on July 26.
Congratulations to the finalists!
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