When I first dove into writing romance, I never imagined a career without the Romance Writers of America. And now, after 7 years as a member, and 3 years as a member of the Passionate Ink Chapter, I find myself sharing some pretty stunning news: Passionate Ink members have voted to disaffiliate from the organization after 16 years (we were founded in July 2005 by Sylvia Day!)
The Passionate Plume contest is closed! We’ve revamped the only romance industry contest for erotic romance and are judging entries now! Stay tuned to learn about our finalists and winners! Learn more
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What is Passionate Ink?
We’re an online special interest organization for erotic romance authors. Our goal is to promote erotic romance through education and to encourage good will and respect for all romance writers, regardless of the genre in which they write. This is the place for erotic romance writers to be heard, understood, educated, supported, and encouraged. Learn more
- To educate new, almost-there, and published erotic romance writers by offering a safe place to exchange ideas, resources, craft advice, and industry news.
- To create a safe forum for networking with all members of Passionate Ink.
- To support and encourage all erotic romance writers.
- To educate others about the different sub-genres, styles, and heat levels within erotic romance.
What is “Erotic Romance”?
This particular genre of romance is one where the erotic elements are integral to the plot and take the book beyond traditional romance boundaries. The erotic elements (in the context of any traditional or non-traditional romantic relationship) play a major part in plot and/or character development, and the end of the book is emotionally satisfying and optimistic. The story must end with a “happily for now” or “happily ever after” ending. A romance may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary); however, for erotic romance, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Passionate Plume!