Romantic Times

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Romantic Times
Categories Romance, literary criticism
Founder Kathryn Falk
First issue 1981 (1981)
Country United States
Based in Brooklyn, New York
Language English
ISSN 1557-3397

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

Since 1982, the magazine organizes the "Romantic Times Booklover's Convention."[2] Several thousand people attend the convention, which features author signings, a costume ball, and a male beauty pageant.[3]


  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. 

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