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 This includes both published and unpublished authors.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
Editor - Deb Werksman, editor, Sourcebooks
Agent - JL Stermer, agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Contemporary Long/Single Title
Editor - TBA
Agent - TBA
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 http://www.valleyofthesunrw.com/.
Linda AndrewsValley of the Sun Hot Prospects Co-chair