Friday, November 2, 2007

Winter Rose Award 2008 - Unpublished

Sponsored by Yellow Rose Romance Writers

For: Unpublished RWA members

Categories and final round judges:
Contemporary Single Title: To Be Announced

Historical (Includes Regency): To Be Announced

Mainstream with Romantic Elements: Rose Hilliard, St. Martin's Press

Paranormal: Heather Osbourne, TOR

Romantic Suspense: Erika Burns, Pocket Books

Series Contemporary: Victoria Currin, Harlequin Superromance

Grand Prize

The top scoring manuscript from all seven finalist categories receives partial read BY AN AGENCY YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.
First Prize

All First place finalists receive $50.00 cash prize, Sterling Silver Rose pendant, Yellow Rose badge pin, and a certificate.
Second Prize

All Second place finalists receive $25.00 cash prize, Yellow Rose badge pin, and a certificate.
Third Prize

All Third place finalists receive $15.00 cash prize, Yellow Rose badge pin, and a certificate.

All Finalists and Winners will be recognized in Romance Writers of America’s RWR.

Deadlines: January 25, 2008

Format: electronic or hard copy, first 25 pages

For more information:


  1. This happens to be one of my personal favorites, right up there with Finally a Bride and Heart of the Rockies.

    The contest is alway run in an efficient and timely manner, they drop the lowest score AND, besides an editor read, they throw in an agent read to the grand prize winner. Pretty good bang for your buck.

  2. Tina, how do you remember all this stuff? I barely remember that I entered a contest, let alone what the perks were!

    For the record, I'm pretty sure I entered the Winter Rose, probably more than once, but I can't remember the specifics of it.

    Glad we've got Tina!

  3. Well that will be a future blog. I have a


    Hey I got an agent request for tying for first place in this contest. And it was with an inspy title in a ST category.