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Do you want to write romance? This is the contest for you! #RWA #contest #unpublishedauthors

by davincikittieAugust 4, 2017

Are you an aspiring author? Do you want feedback on your romance from published romance authors and industry pros? This is your contest!

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The 2017 Heart To Heart Contest, sponsored by the San Francisco Area Romance Writers, is open for entries! Send us your entries now! Contest closes: August 31, 2017

The Heart To Heart Contest is opened to all unpublished romance writers who are looking for an opportunity to have their work read by experienced writers and published authors. Show off the moment your protagonists meet in your manuscript for the first time or for the first time in the book, if previously acquainted, and receive personalized feedback on your scene.

The top three finalists in each category will have their manuscripts read by one literary agent, one traditional publishing house edit, and one e-publishing editor. Enter the Heart to Heart contest for a great opportunity to have your work read by industry professionals!

6 CONTEST CATEGORIES

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Erotic Romance
  • Historical Romance
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult Romance

WHAT TO ENTER

Send us that magical scene in which your protagonists meet for the first time, maximum 15 pages. (An optional one-page set-up may be included, but will not be judged). This is the moment that really brings readers into the story and encourages them to keep reading.

DETAILS

Electronic submissions only — Rich Text Format (.rtf) only

Cost: $15 for SFA-RWA members, $25 for non-members

Eligibility: Open to all writers unpublished in novel or novella format as of the announcement of the Final Round Winners on November 6, 2017. Non-finalists may publish after the announcement of the First Round Finalists on October 5, 2017. Published is defined as having an ISBN and/or ASIN number on any work of novel or novella length.

Scoring: Scoring is based on 20 key areas.

Top three entries will be forwarded to the final judges.

DATES

  • August 31, 2017 – Deadline for submissions
  • October 5, 2017 – First-round finalists notification
  • November 6, 2017 – Final round winners announced

FIRST ROUND JUDGES

All entries will be judged by three judge volunteers. Our first round judges include RWA PRO and PAN members. Each entry is matched with at least one published author. All entrants will receive written feedback on their entry from all three judges.

FINAL JUDGES

Three in each category: one literary agent, one traditional publishing house editor, and one e-publishing editor.

TOP PRIZE

Certificate

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (ENTER HERE!)

Please visit https://sfarwa.net/contests/

FINAL JUDGES AND PAST WINNERS

Visit our Contest Winners page to see this year’s judges, plus past winners and judges! https://sfarwa.net/contests/contest-winners/

Questions?

For questions, email our contest coordinator at heart2heartcontest @ gmail . com

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About The Author
davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.

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