Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 Hot Prospects Contest

2009 Hot Prospects Contest Sponsor:

Valley of the Sun Romance Writers

Looking to sign your first book contract, switch from a small press to a large publisher or simply explore another genre of romantic fiction? Turn up the heat on your writing career with the Hot Prospects Contest.

Fee: $25 for Valley of the Sun RW chapter members

$30 for non-chapter members

Postmark Deadline: September 1st, 2009

E-Submit Deadline: September 1st, 2009

Eligibility: Any uncontracted work by an RWA member in good standing. This includes both published and unpublished authors.

Enter: 3-5-page synopsis and up to 25 pages of story (30 pages max). Entry or synopsis may be shorter, but neither may be longer than specified.

Categories/Judges: Trained judges for preliminary round

Editors and Agents for final round.



Agent - TBA

Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal

Editor – TBA

Agent - Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency

Romantic Suspense

Editor - Deb Werksman, editor, Sourcebooks

Agent - JL Stermer, agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency

Contemporary Long/Single Title

Editor - TBA

Agent - TBA

Series Contemporary

Editor - Johanna Raisanen, Harlequin Enterprises'

Editor - Leanne Morgena, Senior Editor, the Wild Rose Press

Erotica Editor - Theresa Stevens, editor, Red Sage Publishing

Editor - Kelli Collins, editor-in-chief, Ellora's Cave

GRAND PRIZE: The winner can choose between a book trailer, static banner and active banner from Bella Entertainment for the book of their choice (a $300.00 value) or $100.00 USD. For More Information, entry form, and rules, see website at

Linda AndrewsValley of the Sun Hot Prospects Co-chair

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