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Share those end of year goals with us today for a chance to win
Ruth Logan Herne's Yuletide Hearts. (print or ebook)
Published Author Contests
Contests for books with a copyright date from January 2011 to December 2011.
The Colorado Award of Excellence:Deadline January 13.
The Write Touch Reader's Award:Deadline January 13.
The Golden Quill:Deadline January 13.Bookseller's Best Award: Deadline January 15, 2010
Judge a Book by Its Cover: Deadline January 15.
The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence: Deadline January 15.
The Holt Medallion: January 18. (The Holt has short and long inspy categories)
Winter Rose Award of Excellence: Deadline January 21.
Unpublished Author Contests
The Write Stuff. Deadline Midnight December 5th. Electroic. Entry consists of the first 15 pages. Open to non RWA writers. Winners in each category receive $100.
Contemporary Romance – Sara Megibow, Nelson Literary Agency
Historical Romance– Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks
Paranormal Romance– Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
Adult Mainstream Fiction– Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds Literary Agency
Young Adult Fiction– Jill Corcoran, The Herman Agency
Great Expectations. (My favorite contest I never finaled in!) Early bird entry fee deadline is December 10. Regular deadline is December 30th. First 25 pages and micro synopsis.
This contest is open to all authors who have never been published in book-length romantic fiction as well as authors who have not been contracted or published in the entered category during the last three years (during 2009, 2010, or 2011).
Single Title Contemporary ~ Meredith Giordan, Berkley
Erotic Romance ~ Katherine Pelz, Berkley
Historical Romance ~ Sue Grimshaw, Random House
Inspirational Romance ~ Natalie Hanemann, Thomas Nelson
Specialized (FFTP) ~ Talia Platz, NAL
Mainstream with Romantic Elements ~ Emilia Pisani, Pocket Books
Romantic Suspense ~ TBA
Young Adult ~ Elizabeth Bistrow, NAL
The Winter Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers. Opens December 1 and closes January 21. Electronic only. Entry consists of the first 25 pages.
Contemporary: Alicia Condon, Kensington
Historical (includes Regency):Amanda Bergeron, Avon
Paranormal: Heather Osborne, Samhain
Romantic Suspense: Deb Nemeth,Carina Press
Young Adult: Kari Sutherland, Harper Collins Children’s Books
2012 Grand Prize (Agent Read): Maura Kye-Cassela, Don Congdon Asst.
Just For Fun
WRITER'S Journal, Write to Win! Contest. Deadline December 20th. Maximum 1500 words, and stories must start with the starter phrase, may be dialogue—author's choice. The starter phrase is: Struggling to her feet...
Contest Prizes: First: $150.00, Honorable Mentions: One-Year Subscription to WRITER'S Journal. Winning contest story will be published in the WRITERS' Journal.
That's it. Now go forth and contest!