Women's fiction is a genre that centers on the fictional accounts of women's lives and relationships. The books in the genre often explore the dynamics of a female protagonist's relationship with her family, friends, and lovers. They are books written by women about women.
Women's fiction appeals to fans of contemporary romance. Women's fiction stories don't always end with the "happily ever after" conclusion of romance novels, although there is often a sense of resolution. The stories usually happen in a contemporary setting. Women's fiction is a robust and popular genre that runs the gamut of tone and age of the protagonist. On the lighter end of the spectrum are chick lit authors such as Sophie Kinsella, while on the darker, more serious end are "issues" writers such as Jodi Picoult.
Other established authors are Fern Michaels and Debbie Macomber.
If you write women's fiction, explore this genre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.