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Contest Deadlines

February 20, 2012 by in category Blogs tagged as with 0 and 0
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Updated and all sites tested…Compiled by Donna Caubarreaux and Pepper Phillips….May be forwarded with credits.

MARCH CONTEST DEADLINES

Fabulous Five
WisRWA
Received by 11:59pm, March 1, 2012
First 2500 words.
http://www.wisrwa.org/contest.html#f5

Great Beginnings Contest
Utah Chapter RWA
Deadline: March 1, 2012
First five pages.
http://www.utahrwa.com/gbcontest.html

Inspirational Readers Choice Award (P)
Faith, Hope & Love RWA Chapter
Deadline: Midnight, March 1, 2012
Copyright of 2011
http://faithhopelove-rwa.org/irc.html

More Than Magic Contest
Entry Deadline March 2, 2012 – Book received by March 7th.
Copyright of 2011
http://rwimagiccontests.wordpress.com/

The Carol
American Christian Fiction Writers
Postmark Deadline: March 10, 2012
Copyright of 2011
http://www.acfw.com/carol

CNW Contest
Postmarked by March 15, 2012
Max length of 5k words.
http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm

Dauphne du Maurier for Excellence – Published Division
RWA Mystery & Suspense Chapter
Received by Midnight – March 15, 2012
Copyright of 2011
http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/d_published.php

Dauphne du Maurier for Excellence – Unpublished Division
RWA Mystery & Suspense Chapter
Received by Midnight – March 15, 2012
Enter first 5k words, plus synopsis of no more than 625 words.
http://www.rwamysterysuspense.org/d_unpublished.php

Spring into Romance
RWA San Diego
Postmarked by March 16, 2012
First twenty-five pages.
http://www.rwasd.com/contest/index.html

Prism 2011 Contest for Published Authors
FF&P Chapter of RWA
Received by March 20, 2012
Copyright of 2011
http://www.romance-ffp.com/prism2012/

Touch of Magic
Central Florida Romance Writers
Received by March 20, 2012
First twenty-five pages plus up to three page synopsis.
http://www.cfrwa.com/tom-contest/2012-tom-official-rules-guidelines/

APRIL CONTEST DEADLINES

The Magic Moment Contest
Heart and Scroll RWA
Postmarked by April 1, 2012
Ten pages where the H/H first meet.
http://www.heartandscroll.com/contest_MagicMoment_rules.htm

First Page Contest
ESPAN
Begins on April 2, 2012
Enter first paragraph on 4/2 – check details on website.
http://espan-rwa.com/contest/

The Shelia Contest
Valley Forge Romance Writers
Deadline: April 7, 2012 – 11:59PM
Beginning of manuscript + synopsis (5 page max) total entry not to exceed 35 pages.
http://www.vfrw.com/contest/rules-and-regulations-2/

Orange Rose
Orange County RWA
Deadline: April 14, 2012
Beginning and synopsis not to exceed fifty pages.
http://www.occrwa.org/contest.html

Duel on the Delta
River City Romance Writers
Received by Midnight CST – April 15, 2012
First twenty pages plus one page optional synopsis.
http://www.rivercityromancewriters.org/duel.html

Check out Contests and Contest Winners on: http://contestdivas.blogspot.com/
Check out the Award Winning Romance Books on: http://awardwinningromances.blogspot.com/

Contest Alert-All the news on upcoming contests, plus Finalist & Winner listings, questions, etc. Sign up now! ContestAlert-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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For Published Authors ContestAlertPublished-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

If you’re a Contest Judge, join ContestsJudges-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, ESPAN and EPIC. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997.

Pepper Phillips is the author of “The Devil Has Dimples”.
 

Updated and all sites tested.  List compiled by Donna Caubarreaux and Pepper Phillips.  List may be
forwarded with credits.
..
EA = Electronic Format Available
EA/Non US = Electronic for Foreign Entries
EO = Electronic Only
MO = Members Only
U = Unpublished
P = Published
P/3 = Not published in three years
Pnr = Published, but not by RWA standards
PC = Not published in category selected
..



FEBRUARY CONTEST DEADLINES

Fire and Ice Contest
(EO)
Chicago North RWA
Received by February 1, 2012
First 25 pages.
http://www.chicagonorthrwa.org/contest.php

Laurie Contest
Smokey Mountain Romance Writers
Deadline: February 1, 2012
First chapter not to exceed 25 pages.
http://www.smrw.org/contest.htm

The Sandy (EO)
Crested Butte Writers
Received by Midnight February 12, 2012
First 20 pages and up to a 2 page synopsis for a total page count of 22 pages.
http://thesandy.org/sandy.php

Between the Sheets
Greater Detroit RWA
Deadline: February 14, 2012
Ten-page love scene (sweet to erotic) and a one-page unjudged set-up.
http://www.gdrwa.org/contests.html#bts

Cleveland Rocks Romance
Northeast Ohio RWA
Deadline to enter: February 14, 2012
First 7K words, one page synopsis optional.
http://www.neorwa.com/index.php/Contest/Contest

Merritt Contest
San Antonio Romance Authors
Received by Midnight CST, February 14, 2012
First twenty-five pages plus synopsis, five page max.
http://www.sararwa.net/contest.html

Readers’ Crown for Published Authors
RomCon
Submitted by February 14, 2012
Copyright date of 2011
http://www.romconinc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=29

PNWA Literary Contest
Deadline Febryary 17, 2012
Send one page synopsis + beginning with 28 page max.
http://www.pnwa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=6

MARCH CONTEST DEADLINES

Fabulous Five
WisRWA
Received by 11:59pm, March 1, 2012
First 2500 words.
http://www.wisrwa.org/contest.html#f5

Great Beginnings Contest
Utah Chapter RWA
Deadline: March 1, 2012
First five pages.
http://www.utahrwa.com/gbcontest.html

Inspirational Readers Choice Award (P)
Faith, Hope & Love RWA Chapter
Deadline: Midnight, March 1, 2012
Copyright of 2011
http://faithhopelove-rwa.org/irc.html

More Than Magic Contest
Entry Deadline March 2, 2012 – Book received by March 7th.
Copyright of 2011
http://rwimagiccontests.wordpress.com/

CNW Contest
Postmarked by March 15, 2011
Max length of 5k words.
http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm


Handy Links 

·         Check out Contests and Contest Winners on: http://contestdivas.blogspot.com/
·         Check out the Award Winning Romance Books on: http://awardwinningromances.blogspot.com/
·         Contest Alert-All the news on upcoming contests, plus Finalist & Winner listings, questions, etc. Sign up now! ContestAlert-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
·         Announcement only list: ContestDeadlines-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
·         For Published Authors ContestAlertPublished-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
·         If you’re a Contest Judge, join ContestsJudges-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, ESPAN and EPIC. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997.

Pepper Phillips is the author of “The Devil Has Dimples”.

Updated and all sites tested…Compiled by Donna Caubarreaux….May be forwarded with credits.

  • EA = Electronic Format Available
  • EA/Non US = Electronic for Foreign Entries
  • EO = Electronic Only
  • MO = Members Only
  • U = Unpublished
  • P = Published
  • P/3 = Not published in three years
  • Pnr = Published, but not by RWA standards
  • PC = Not published in category selected

JUNE CONTEST DEADLINES

Published Beacon Contest (P)
First Coast Romance Writers
Postmarked by June 30, 2011
Copyright date of 2010
http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/?page_id=215
…..

Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, and Kiss of Death. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997

Updated and all sites tested…Compiled by Donna Caubarreaux….May be forwarded with credits.
….
EA = Electronic Format Available
EA/Non US = Electronic for Foreign Entries
EO = Electronic Only
MO = Members Only
U = Unpublished
P = Published
P/3 = Not published in three years
Pnr = Published, but not by RWA standards
PC = Not published in category selected

MAY CONTEST DEADLINES

Bad Kitty II
Inland Valley RWA
Emailed or postmarked by May 1, 2011
First fifteen pages + one page synopsis (Kitties and/or Werewolfs)
http://inlandvalleyrwa.wordpress.com/bad-kitty-ii-bigger-and-badder/
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Break-Up Contest
Alaska Romance Writers
Received by May 1, 2011
Enter break-up or dark moment scent, limit to ten pages, with up to three page set-up.
http://www.alaskawriters.com/membersites/akrwa/about.html
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TARA Contest (u – P/3 – EA)
Tampa Area Romance Authors
Received by May 1, 2011
The first chapter, 4,000 words max (actual word count), including prologue if applicable.
http://www.tararwa.com/contest/contest.php
..
Golden Claddaugh
Celtic Hearts romance Writers
Due by May 5, 2011
First thirty pages + up to five page synopsis.
http://www.celtichearts.org/contest.html
..
Maggie Award for Published Authors (P)
Georgia Romance Writers
Deadline: May 8, 2011
Copyright of 2010
http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/the-maggies/2011-maggie-awards-for-published-romance-novelists-rules/
..
The Molly Contest (EO)
Heart of Denver Romance Writers
Received by May 15, 2011
First thirty pages (max) + five page (max) synopsis
http://www.hodrw.com/contests/the-2010-molly-unpublished-writer-contest/
..

Ignite the Flame
Central Ohio Fiction Writers
Postmarked by May 16, 2011 or Emailed by same date.
Entries should be 15 pages MAX, with an optional one-page, un-judged, set-up. (No synopsis) Entries should be the first meet or first reunion meeting of your hero and heroine.
http://www.cofw.org/contest.html
..
Weta Nichols Writing Contest (U – EO)
Ozark Romance Authors
Received by May 16, 2011
First ten pages.
http://www.ozarksromanceauthors.com/

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Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, and Kiss of Death. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997

Updated and all sites tested…Compiled by Donna Caubarreaux….May be forwarded with credits.
….

  • EA = Electronic Format Available
  • EA/Non US = Electronic for Foreign Entries
  • EO = Electronic Only
  • MO = Members Only
  • U = Unpublished
  • P = Published
  • P/3 = Not published in three years
  • Pnr = Published, but not by RWA standards
  • PC = Not published in category selected

APRIL CONTEST DEADLINES

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Fool for Love Contest (EO – U – P)
Virginia Romance Writers
Received no later than Midnight April 1, 2011
First fifty pages plus optional synopsis, five page max.
http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/Contests/ffl.html

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Magic Moment (U – P/5)
Heart and Scroll RWA
Postmarked by April 1, 2011
First ten pages.
http://www.heartandscroll.com/contest_MagicMoment_rules.htm

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Romancing the Script
Scriptscene Chapter
Deadline: April 1, 2011
First act not to exceed thirty pages.
http://www.scriptscene.org/

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Royal Ascot Contest (EO – U – P/5)
The Beau Monde Chapter
Received no later than Midnight April 1, 2011
First 7K words and optional synopsis limit 500 words.
http://thebeaumonde.com/royalascot/

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Touched by Love Contest (U – P/3 – EO)
Faith, Hope & Love Chapter
Received no later than Midnight April 1, 2011
First thirty pages and unjudged synopsis up to two pages double-spaced.
http://www.faithhopelove-rwa.org/tbl.html

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Orange Rose Contest (U – EO – P/5)
Orange County Chapter RWA
Received by April 9, 2011
Beginning and synopsis not to exceed 55 pages.
http://www.occrwa.org/orangerosecontest/

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Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, and Kiss of Death. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997

February Contest Deadlines

Updated and all sites tested…Compiled by Donna Caubarreaux….May be forwarded with credits.
..
EA = Electronic Format Available
EA/Non US = Electronic for Foreign Entries
EO = Electronic Only
MO = Members Only
U = Unpublished
P = Published
P/3 = Not published in three years
Pnr = Published, but not by RWA standards
PC = Not published in category selected

..
Stroke of Midnight Contest (U – PC – EO)
Passionate Ink
Received by February 7, 2011 (Extended)
First thirty-five pages. (at least 10K words)
http://www.passionateink.org/contests/#unpublished
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The Shelia (EO – U – P/5)
Valley Forge Romance Writers
Deadline: February 11, 2011
Total of 35 pages, includes synopsis (not to exceed five pages)
http://www.vfrw.com/

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The Sandy (U – EO)
Crested Butte Writers
Deadline: Midnight – February 13, 2011
First twenty pages and up to two page synopsis.
http://thesandy.org/sandy.php
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Between the Sheets
Greater Detroit RWA
Deadline: February 14, 2011
Entries shall include a ten-page love scene (sweet to erotic) and a one-page
unjudged set-up.
http://www.gdrwa.org/contests…html
..
2011 Manuscript Contest
Writers’ League of Texas
Deadline: February 15, 2011 (Postmarked or Delivered by 6:00 PM)
One page synopsis (250 words) and first ten pages (2500 words).
http://www..writersleague.org/contests/manuscript.html
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Fire and Ice (U – P/5)
Chicago-North RWA
Received by February 16, 2011
First twenty-five pages.
http://www.chicagonorthrwa.org/contest.shtml
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Jeannie Gray Golden Frendship Award (U – Golden Heart Entrants)
GH99er Loop
Received by Midnight EST on February 18, 2011
250-300 word essay. Topic is on website.
http://jeannieaward.wordpress.com/
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PNWA Literary Contest (U – EO for romance entries)
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Received by February 18, 2011
Twenty-eight page limit which includes synopsis.
http://www.pnwa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=6
….

Check out Contests and Contest Winners on: http://contestdivas.blogspot.com/
Check out the Award Winning Romance Books on:
http://awardwinningromances.blogspot.com/
….
Contest Alert-All the news on upcoming contests, plus Finalist and Winner
listings, questions, etc. Sign up now!
ContestAlert-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
….
Announcement only list:
ContestDeadlines-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
….
For Published Authors
ContestAlertPublished-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
….
If you’re a Contest Judge, join
ContestsJudges-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
….
Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, and Kiss of Death. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997

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