March 22 - 25, 2017 | USA, Los Angeles, Ca
Romance Slam Jam Convention
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RSJ Convention

Who should come and what kind of fun is there to be had at the 4-day, fun-filled RSJ event full of author and booklover activities for reader, writer, and more. – VIEW NOW

Emma Awards

The coveted award for black authors of romance.  You’ll want to keep up with the nominees for the various genres and even attend the ceremony. – VIEW NOW

Book Lover Gifts: Black Romance Book Lover Event - Los Angeles

Workshops

Author Craft & Reader workshops!  View the schedule now and build a network at RSJ’s Book Lover event.  The biggest mistake we can make is to believe we know everything: Work on your craft. – GET 2017 SCHEDULE

Finalist Announced

Nominations for the coveted Emma Awards is now closed.  The finalist have been announced for the Emma Awards for literary excellence.  – VIEW FINALIST NOW

2017 Romance Slam Jam Emma Award Winners Announced

"And the Emma Award for literary excellence goes to . . . ." Romance Slam Jam (RSJ), the networking organization for black and African American aspiring and published romance authors, announces the finalists for the 2017 Emma Awards. The Emma — the premier award for black authors of romance — recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas featuring black, African-American, and multicultural protagonists. The impetus to create the Emma Awards sprang from [ . . . Read more . . .]

2017 Aspiring Author Contest Winners

Aspiring Author Contest winners have been announced! Romance Slam Jam (RSJ) with support from Diverse Writers and Readers International, inspires more diversity by encouraging aspiring black authors to continue into a writing career. To support this mission, we created the Aspiring Author Contest to advocate the black romance industry. The contest serves to encourage unpublished black authors to submit their manuscripts for review, with an [ . . . Read more . . .]

2017 Romance Slam Jam Emma Award Finalists Announced

Romance Slam Jam (RSJ), the networking organization for black and African American aspiring and published romance authors, announces the finalists for the 2017 Emma Awards. The Emma — the premier award for black authors of romance — recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas featuring black, African-American, and multicultural protagonists. The impetus to create the Emma Awards sprang from [ . . . Read more . . .]

SCRATCH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK SECTION

That’s right we said it! Or would you like to continue to ride in the back of the bus. We ran across this profound article today in BookRiot.com by Syreeta Barlow. It was written in 2014 but today in 2016, it still speaks to the problems with the African American book section today. I dare you to read it! Some of the most poignant areas of the article reads:

“As a writer, my absolute fear was ending up, not in the clearance bin, but in the African-American section……. Opportunity should not extend itself solely on the color of the character on the cover, but by [ . . . Read more . . .]

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Pre-Convention Tour – Explore Los Angeles

Never explored Los Angeles?   MARCH 22nd, 2017 has been designated as tour and excursion day.  We’ve arranged an EXCURSION TOUR geared to get you out and about in the California sun, ocean, and city.  The Los Angeles excursions tour is customized based on the RSJ attendee interest.  You’re sure to have a blast!  Tour is set to a limited number, so sign up fast.  If you have any questions, contact: info@rsjconvention.com .

*Each person is responsible for paying for their own lunch on trips.
*Exception: Boat Adventure comes with appetizers.
**New Metro Line Opened May 2016, Video by Downtown Santa Monica

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We Instalove it! & Want More.

Do you have an Instagram about Black romance books? Like to join the RSJ Convention feed? Email: info@rsjconvention.com.

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RSJ 2017 : Lights! Camera! Romance in L.A.

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