Welcome to the Disability and Romance Project

The Disability and Romance Project aims to start new conversations about disability in the romance community. We’ll be gathering data from romance readers, writers and other industry professionals to explore how readers respond to depictions of disability in romance, what motivates authors to write disabled characters, and if there are any barriers to publishing romance novels featuring disabled characters.

The DisRom project is made possible through funding from both the Romance Writers of America and Liverpool Hope University.

Update, August 2017:

Our RNA Conference 2017  ‘Writing Disability in Romance’ Workshop slides and notes are now available for download here!

We are very grateful for, and excited by, the positive response and support that the project has received so far from hundreds of romance readers, writers and industry professionals.

Please continue to spread the word about our project to anyone you think might like to get involved!

Thank you!

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