Established in February of 1997, Faith, Hope & Love, a Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, seeks to support, educate, and encourage published and unpublished romance writers targeting the Christian Fiction market, which includes publishers belonging to the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). This chapter is … [read more]
Welcome to the web site of Faith, Hope and Love, a Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America®. Sometimes known as FHL, this chapter provides support, education, and encouragement to published and unpublished romance writers targeting the Christian Fiction market, which includes publishers belonging to the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA).
By definition, a Christian romance is any romantic novel that expounds and illustrates a Christian world view in its plot, its characters, or both, or which deals with Christian themes in a positive way and promotes Biblical principles.
FHL's purpose, as stated in our bylaws, is: "To advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers within the genre of Christian Fiction, through networking and advocacy." We accomplish this stated purpose through our email groups, our newsletter, our contests and awards, etc.
About Our Chapter
Reader’s Choice Award
Announcing for 2017 The Seventeenth Annual Faith, Hope and Love, RWA Chapter’s FHL Reader’s Choice Award (Formerly IRCA) Deadline is March 1, 2017 The FHLRCA is open to all writers, members of RWA, and non-members, who are published in Christian fiction. Books entered in the FHLRCA must be written from a Christian worldview. There … [read more]
Touched by Love Award
2017 TBLA Contest (Contest now closed) For unpublished authors who have not accepted a publishing offer from a publisher or Self-Published a work of original fictional narrative prose of 20,000 words or more in the past three years. The purpose of the Touched by Love Award Contest is to inspire, motivate, and reward unpublished authors … [read more]
From the Blog . . .
The last few months have seen Faith, Hope and Love online RWA ® chapter members (and former members) achieve admirable semifinal results in many contests for inspirational authors. The chapter is very proud of the talent and perseverance of (and recognition extended towards) each author entering publishing industry contests. First up is the … [Read More...]
Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical suspense with heart.” He is a new member of RWA and the FHL chapter. His novels have been a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and winner of the Selah … [Read More...]
Winnie Griggs is the author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace. She is also a list maker, a lover of dragonflies and holds an advanced degree in the art of procrastination. On a fun note - having been born on a Friday the 13th, Winnie has always considered 13 her lucky … [Read More...]