Romantic Times

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Romantic Times
CategoriesRomance, literary criticism
FounderKathryn Falk
First issue1981 (1981)
CountryUnited States
Based inBrooklyn, New York
LanguageEnglish
Websitertbookreviews.com
ISSN1557-3397

Romantic Times was a 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.[1][dead link] In 2004, the magazine reportedly had 150,000 subscribers, and had built a reputation as "Romance's premiere genre magazine".[2]

From 1982 to 2018, the magazine organized the "Romantic Times Booklover's Convention."[2] Several thousand people attended the annual convention, which featured author signings, a costume ball, and a male beauty pageant.[3]

In May 2018, Kathryn Falk and her co-owner, husband Kevin Rubin announced the closure of the magazine.[4][5] The last RT Booklovers Convention ended with the one held May 15–20, 2018 in Reno NV.[4] Falk stated “After 38 years, I am retiring and ending my participation in publishing...".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Romantic Times' a Dream Come True". The Palm Beach Post. 1981-09-23. p. B6. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  2. ^ a b Gelder, Ken (2004). Popular fiction: the logics and practices of a literary field. Psychology Press. p. 86. ISBN 9780415356466. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  3. ^ Farnham, Alan (1998-12-07). "Crazy And In Charge". Time. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  4. ^ a b c "Romantic Times Closes". locusmag.com. 2018-06-03. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  5. ^ ""This is the last RT" – Kathryn Falk Announces End of Romantic Times". smartbitchestrashybooks.com. 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17.