About Us


Regency Fiction Writers (RFW) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation founded in 2020 to encourage mutual support and advance the professional interests of authors writing fiction set in the late Georgian to early Victorian periods (1780-1840) through networking, inclusion, advocacy, and education. The variety of world events, changing social and cultural mores, advancements in technology and industry, and larger-than-life characters make the Regency period an ideal setting for historical, romance, mystery, paranormal, time travel, and alternate history stories.

RFW boasts hundreds of members worldwide, including recipients of numerous writing awards such as the RITA®, the Carol, the Christy®, IndyBRAG™ awards, the International Audiobook Award, and others. As an international non-profit, we welcome writers over the age of 18.


Regency Fiction Writers is an outgrowth of the former Beau Monde Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, but is no longer affiliated with RWA®. The Beau Monde was established as a special interest group in 1993 by RWA® members Jo Ann Ferguson and Kelly Ferjutz, and it immediately attracted members from around the world. In 2020, members voted to leave RWA® to expand beyond the romance genre. Now RFW welcomes authors who write any type of fiction set in the time period, regardless of type of story, gender orientation of characters, or setting.

Our Core Values

RFW and its members welcome all writers of Regency-set fiction: 

  • Over the age of 18, regardless of stage of publication or publication path, level of sexuality in fictional works, range of plot elements, or degree of historical accuracy.
  • Regardless of race, creed, religion, ethnicity, nationality, age, body size, physical appearance, neurodiversity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, abilities, or other factors.
  • Who should feel free to create their fictional Regency-set worlds by determining the level of historical accuracy, types and diversities of characters, and other factors as they see fit.