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Melody of Love Contest

September 4, 2017 by in category Writing Contest tagged as , ,

Melody of Love Novel Contest

THE 2017 MELODY OF LOVE: A Contest for Unpublished Romance Novels

 

Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers, Nashville, TN
Fee: $20–35; critique of optional blurb for additional $10.
Deadline: Contest Opens August 15, 2017 with a deadline of September 15, 2017.
Official Rules: http://musiccityrwa.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-melody-of-love-rules.html

Enterhttp://musiccityrwa.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-melody-of-love-entry-form.html

Eligibility: The MOL Contest is open to unpublished writers and published authors of novel-length fiction. The author does not have to be a member of Romance Writers of America® (RWA) to enter the MOL Contest; however, the entry must be the author’s original work of novel length, unpublished, and not contracted at the time of the contest deadline.

Entry: All electronic. Must be the first 15 pages of a full-length novel with (minimum length 50,000 words). No novellas or short stories. All heat levels are accepted across all categories. A short blurb (optional/non-judged unless critique requested for additional fee) of no more than 200 words may be included.

Categories: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, and Young Adult Romance; “Wild Card” Category for Novels with Romantic Elements

Preliminary Judges: Published, PAN/PRO and unpublished authors. All entries will be read and judged by three trained judges, at least one of whom will be a published author or a member of RWA PRO. Lowest score will be dropped.

Final Judges: Editors and Agents.
Contemporary—Jennie Conway (Editor, St. Martin’s Press), Janna Bonikowski (Agent, the Knight Agency);
Historical—Jennie Conway (Editor, St. Martin’s Press), Amanda Jain (Agent, Inklings Literary);
Paranormal—Sarah Blumenstock (Editor, Penguin Random House), Victoria Lea (Agent/Editor, Aponte Literary/Aponte-Burns Publishing);
Young Adult—Annette Pollert -Morgan (Editor, Sourcebooks), Elizabeth Poteet (Agent, The Seymour Agency);
“Wild Card”—Victoria Lea (Agent/Editor, Aponte Literary/Aponte-Burns Publishing), Latoya Smith (Agent, L. Perkins Agency)

Finalists will be announced around November 1, 2017. Projected announcement of winners December 1, 2017.

Top Prize: Finalists in each category will receive a certificate and announcement in RWR and the MCRW website. #1 Finalist in each category will also receive a $25 cash prize. Each entry has a chance to win a 50 page professional critique. Winner selected by random drawing.

Entries capped at 60. Enter soon for your chance to win, because we fill up fast!

For more information, the official rules are now available and the contest coordinator DB Sieders can be emailed at contest@mcrw.com

Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers, Nashville, TN
Fee: $20–35; critique of optional blurb for additional $10.
Deadline: Contest Opens August 15, 2017 with a deadline of September 15, 2017.
Official Rules: http://musiccityrwa.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-melody-of-love-rules.html

Enterhttp://musiccityrwa.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-melody-of-love-entry-form.html

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Melody of Love Novel Contest

August 4, 2017 by in category Writing Contest tagged as , ,

Melody of Love Novel Contest

THE 2017 MELODY OF LOVE: A Contest for Unpublished Romance Novels

Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers, Nashville, TN
Fee: $20–35; critique of optional blurb for additional $10.
Deadline: Contest Opens August 15, 2017 with a deadline of September 15, 2017.
Official Ruleshttp://musiccityrwa.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-melody-of-love-rules.html

 

Eligibility

The MOL Contest is open to unpublished writers and published authors of novel-length fiction. The author does not have to be a member of Romance Writers of America® (RWA) to enter the MOL Contest; however, the entry must be the author’s original work of novel length, unpublished, and not contracted at the time of the contest deadline.

Entry

All electronic. Must be the first 15 pages of a full-length novel with (minimum length 50,000 words). No novellas or short stories. All heat levels are accepted across all categories. A short blurb (optional/non-judged unless critique requested for additional fee) of no more than 200 words may be included.

 

Categories

Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, and Young Adult Romance; “Wild Card” Category for Novels with Romantic Elements

 

Preliminary Judges

Published, PAN/PRO and unpublished authors. All entries will be read and judged by three trained judges, at least one of whom will be a published author or a member of RWA PRO. Lowest score will be dropped.

 

Final Judges: Editors and Agents

Contemporary—Jennie Conway (Editor, St. Martin’s Press), Janna Bonikowski (Agent, the Knight Agency);
Historical—Jennie Conway (Editor, St. Martin’s Press), Amanda Jain (Agent, Inklings Literary);
Paranormal—Sarah Blumenstock (Editor, Penguin Random House), Victoria Lea (Agent/Editor, Aponte Literary/Aponte-Burns Publishing);
Young Adult—Annette Pollert -Morgan (Editor, Sourcebooks), Elizabeth Poteet (Agent, The Seymour Agency);
“Wild Card”—Victoria Lea (Agent/Editor, Aponte Literary/Aponte-Burns Publishing), Latoya Smith (Agent, L. Perkins Agency)

Finalists will be announced around November 1, 2017.

Projected announcement of winners December 1, 2017.

 

Top Prize: Finalists in each category will receive a certificate and announcement in RWR and the MCRW website. #1 Finalist in each category will also receive a $25 cash prize. Each entry has a chance to win a 50 page professional critique. Winner selected by random drawing.

Entries capped at 60. Enter soon for your chance to win, because we fill up fast!

For more information, the official rules are now available and the contest coordinator DB Sieders can be emailed at contest@mcrw.com

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The 2017 Book Buyers Best Contest for Published Authors

January 8, 2017 by in category Contests, Writing Contest tagged as , ,

The Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America is proud to announce that the Book Buyer’s Best Contest for 2017 is now open.

We are looking for entrants as well as preliminary round judges. If you wish to judge please contact the contest coordinators at: bbbcontest@occrwa.org.

This award will showcase the shining excellence of published authors in novella and novel length romance fiction and mainstream fiction with a central romance. The entry deadline is April 15, 2017.

The categories are:

  • Contemporary Series Romance
  • Contemporary Single Title Romance (Over 70,000 Words)
  • Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance
  • Historical & Regency (Both Series and Single Title)
  • Romantic Suspense & Mystery with romantic elements (Over 70,000 Words)
  • Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy/Futuristic Romance (Both Series and Single Title)
  • Young Adult
  • Inspirational
  • Erotic Romance
  • Novella (Specify Category) (Over 15,000 to 40,000)

GLBT entries: Authors are to place their entries in the appropriate category

Judging

The preliminary round will be judged by booksellers, librarians and romance readers. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category. Highest score in each category will advance to the final round to be judged by the Top Pick Judge (TBA).

For a complete list of the rules and the official entry form, please visit: http://occrwa.org/contests/book-buyers-best/

If you need to contact the contest coordinators, Nikki Prince and/or Sabrina Sol please email: bbbcontest@occrwa.org

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Orange Rose Finalists Annouced

July 12, 2009 by in category Writing Contest tagged as ,


The finalists for OCC’s 26th Annual Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers were announced at the July meeting by contest chair, Charlotte Lobb.

This year’s finalists range the globe, from California to Georgia, Vancouver to Toronto, and even Australia by way of Paris.

And the finalists are:

Lecia Cotton Cornwall, Unmasking the Countess, Historical

Pamela Kopfler, Better Dead, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Kate Frieman, Strong, Sweet & Haunting, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Kathy Bennett, A Dozen Deadly Roses, Romantic Suspense

Gayle Link, w/a Vanessa Riley, Carriage of Honor, Historical

Laurie Thompson, A Sweet But Deadly Desire, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Gabrielle Luthy, Learning How to Stay, Mainstream

Alison Pritchard, The Sons of Gregor MacLeod: Highland Promise, Historical

Jo Anne Banker, This Child is Mine, Contemporary

Cheryl Nagro, Love Thy Neighbor, Inpirational

Congratulations to all, and a big Thank You to Charlotte for all her hard work on the contest.

Final results will be announced at the October meeting.

Posted by Linda McLaughlin, Orange Rose Contest Electronic Entry Coordinator

“In the journey of life, love is the sweetest reward.”
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