Women's fiction is an umbrella term for books that are marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels, romantic fiction, "chick lit,"and other sub genres. It is distinct from Women's writing, which refers to literature written by (rather than promoted to) women. There exists no comparable label in English for works of fiction that are marketed to males.
The Romance Writers of America organization defines women's fiction as, "a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship."
See also 
- List of modernist women writers
- List of women's magazines
- List of women writers
- Women's writing in English
- Chick lit
- What is RWA-WF?, Romance Writers of America, 2011, p. 4, retrieved 2013-02-11.
- The International Women's Fiction Festival
- Craig, Lisa. "Women's Fiction vs. Romance: A Tale of Two Genres."
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