|Categories||Romance, literary criticism|
|Based in||Brooklyn, New York|
Romantic Times was an American genre magazine specializing in romance novels. It was founded as a newsletter in 1981 by Kathryn Falk. The initial publication took nine months to create and was distributed to 3,000 subscribers.[dead link] In 2004, the magazine reportedly had 150,000 subscribers, and had built a reputation as "Romance's premiere genre magazine".
From 1982 to 2018, the magazine organized the "Romantic Times Booklover's Convention." Several thousand people attended the annual convention, which featured author signings, a costume ball, and a male beauty pageant.
In May 2018, Kathryn Falk and her co-owner, husband Kevin Rubin announced the closure of the magazine. The last RT Booklovers Convention ended with the one held May 15–20, 2018 in Reno NV. Falk stated “After 38 years, I am retiring and ending my participation in publishing...".
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