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The Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Fabulous Five contest is open for
For over twenty years, we’ve provided detailed critiques to all entrants and
an opportunity for the top five in each category to get their work in front
of key editors and agents in the publishing industry. Our fees continue to
be among the lowest for contests of this type – just $18 for WisRWA members
and $20 for all other entrants.
Submit 7000 words (approx. 25-28 pgs) of the beginning of your manuscript. No synopsis. $30 for first manuscript, $15 for each additional manuscript.
More info about categories and how to enter here: Gateway to the Best contest page
The final judges for each category are:
Contemporary Series – Laura Barth, Editor, Harlequin
Historical – Esi Sogah, Editor, Avon
Single Title – Katherine Pelz, Editor, Berkley
Paranormal – LaToya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishing
Romantic Suspense – Margo Lipschultz, Editor, Harlequin
Young Adult – Adam Wilson, HQ Teen
It’s that time again…
NOLA STARs Is Proud To Present
The Suzannah Contest
The Suzannah Contest is named in honor of romance author and founding member Suzannah Nelson Davis. We continue to celebrate her love of the romance genre and spirit of support and encouragement to struggling writers through the sponsorship of this contest
The Suzannah is different from most other writers’ contests in that published authors and unpublished writers all compete against one another in a single pool of entries without categories. Yep, you read that right. Published and unpublished writers all hashing it out together for a spot as one of the six finalists. The only criteria we require is that the manuscript fit within the romance genre and that it be unpublished and uncontracted.
Why would we do such a thing? Because this format allows published authors to anonymously test the waters in a new genre. It also gives unpublished writers the experience and prestige of having their writing judged as in the ‘real world’ against already established authors—just the way it is on an editor’s desk!
For more information, visit the Nola Stars website.