Romance Novel Exchange

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About Romance Novel Exchange (romancenovelexchange)

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This is the Romance Novel Exchange - a multifandom fic exchange centered on romance novels. Please see the FAQ on the current challenge (2016 round) for more detail.



Novels written within the past 50 years in the romance genre are eligible. These can be from any publisher (in addition to the big houses like Avon or Harlequin), so long as the novel is classified in romance. Subgenres of romance are eligible, such as paranormal, thriller, and erotic romance.

Novels written more than fifty years ago, by authors such as Heyer or Austen, are not eligible. Works which have love or romance as subplots and are not in the romance genre are not eligible. This is because most works, period, have some element of love, romance, or lust; this exchange is specifically for romance novels.

Edge cases: YA which is specifically about romance is eligible - the main plotline must revolve around romance.

Bottom line: would you consider the book a romance novel? See the Wikipedia article for more detail:

Story requirements
Your story must be complete, at least 1000 words, and in one of the fandoms that your recipient requested. It must feature all the characters they requested. It must be uploaded to AO3 and gifted to your author before the story upload deadline.