LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 2012 REVEAL YOUR INNER VIXEN CONTEST
writers: show us the chemistry!
WHY ENTER THIS CONTEST?
Entrants receive constructive feedback from first-round judges,
many of them
published authors. Finalists receive a brief critique by the
* EXPOSURE: Finalists in each category will be judged by editors
in that subgenre. First place winners and category finalists will
in advertising and announcements in the RWAÂ® Romance Writers
* PRIZES: First place category winners receive a $50 cash prize and a
* OPPORTUNITY: Last year, ONE THIRD of our contest
finalists were asked to
submit partial or full manuscripts.
Up to 20 pages of any scene that showcases your use of sensual tension,
unjudged 1-page set-up (optional).
WHO CAN ENTER?
Membership in Maryland Romance Writers or Romance Writers of America is
required. The author can be published or not yet published, but the
entry must be original and uncontracted as of September 1,
WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?
(Word counts apply to targeted finished
length of completed manuscript.)
* Series Contemporary: 1950-present,
40,000-79,000 words finished length
* Single Title: 1950-present,
80,000-120,000 words finished length
* Historical: BCE-1950, 40,000-120,000
words finished length
* Alternative: time travel, fantasy, futuristic,
words finished length
* Erotic Romance:
60,000-120,000 words finished length
* LGBT Romance: 40,000-120,000, any
* Young Adult: 40,000+ words finished length
HOW MUCH DOES
$20 MRW members
$25 Non-MRW Membersâ€“U.S. entries and
WHO JUDGES MY ENTRY?
Each entry will be judged by
THREE qualified judges, i.e., trained and/or
published authors. The three
top-scoring entries in each category will advance
to the final round for
evaluation by one editor and one agent who acquire in
Category Editor House Agent Agency
Elizabeth Mazer HQN Jessica Alvarez Bookends Literary
Single Title Emily
Ohanjanians HQN-Mira Paige Wheeler Folio Literary
Historical Erin Molta
Entangled Nicole Lukosil Bradford Literary Agency
Emmelhainz Avon Nicole Resciniti Seymour Agency
Erotic Christa Desir Samhain
Jenn Schober Spencerhill
LGBT Kelli Collins Elloras Cave Alissa Davis Carina
YA Aubrey Poole Sourcebooks Kevan Lyon Marsal Lyon
WHEN IS THE
Contest opens for entries on July 1, 2012. Entries must be received
time-stamped no later than October 1, 2012.
or email the 2012 Reveal Your
Inner Vixen Contest Coordinators, Christi
Barth or Eliza Knight at email@example.com.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Plucking the Pearl earned a 4.5 star review from Long and Short reviews!
Pearl is a sympathetic and well crafted heroine...And the sparks in this story are hot and plentiful... I highly enjoyed the forbidden nature of their affair and the uniqueness of the time period and setting. The historical aspect was good and genuine. ...All and all, a hot and enjoyable historical that I highly recommend. This is definitely a re-read for me. Take an emotional escape to a different time and era with Plucking the Pearl.
***And Ellora's Cave Romanticon 2012 convention is just weeks away! See you there.
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