Golden Quill 2011: Published
Sponsor: Phoenix Desert Rose RWA
Deadline: Received by Monday, January 10th, 2011
Eligibility: Romance novels authored by RWA members in good standing. Titles must have a copyright date, first North American printing/release date, OR electronic print release date between January and December 2010.Entry: Five autographed copies of each title. E-book submissions printed and bound OR (NEW)PDF readable format on five separate CD's. No ARCS (advanced reader copies) accepted. No entry limit.
Categories: Historical, Historical Romance Regency Period, Mainstream/Single Title, Long Contemporary, Short Contemporary, Traditional, Paranormal/Time Travel, Fantasy/Science Fiction/Futuristic, Inspirational, (NEW)Inspirational- Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Hot/Sexy/Sensuous, Erotic, Best First Book, Novella.
Judges: Romance readers, librarians, writers
Top Prizes: Plaques for winners in each category, Certificates for finalists. Representation in a full-page RWR ad, lapel pin, and website graphic.
FMI Contact: goldenquill@ desertroserwa. org or visit www.desertroserwa. org
2011 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, sponsored by RWA chapter Southern Magic, was conceived in honor of multi-RITA Winner Gayle Wilson to award excellence in published romance fiction. The contest is judged by avid readers of romance, booksellers, and/or librarians. The winners of each category are awarded a bookmark engraved with the author's name and the book's title. Winners will also be included in a full-page RWR advertisement.
Eligibility: Participation is open to all published authors of novel-length or novella-length romance fiction. The earliest publication of the entry-regardless of format-must have an original copyright date or a first printing date (North American or otherwise) of 2010. Entries must be received by January 15, 2011. Electronic books may be entered provided they are printed and bound with a copyright page produced by the publisher.
Entry fee: $30 first book; $25 subsequent books.
Author must provide three copies of the entered book, which will not be returned.
Finalists will be notified in March 2011.
All finalists receive a certificate. Winners receive an engraved bookmark and inclusion in a full-page RWR ad. Authors may enter more than one novel; however, the same novel may not be entered in multiple categories. If a category does not receive at least 5 entries, the category will be canceled, and the entrants' books and entry fees will be returned.
Categories for entry: Contemporary (Single Title and Series)Romantic Suspense (Single Title and Series)Inspirational (Single Title and Series)Paranormal/Fantasy/ Futuristic/Time Travel Historical Young Adult Novella (20,000 - 40,000 Words)
Judging: All entries are judged by avid readers of romance, booksellers and/or librarians. The top two scores are added to form the final score. The lowest score is dropped. Ties are broken using the dropped low score. After the dropped low score is used, if there is still a tie for first place, authors will be asked to send two additional copies of the book to break the tie. Failure of the author to supply these copies in a timely manner will result in forfeiture of the win.
Books are given to the judges as a "thank you" for judging. They are not returned. Scores and finalist placement are not revealed. Score sheets are not returned. The decision of the judges is final.
PLEASE NOTE: We would like to make this contest electronic this year (as much as we can for a published contest). Entered books will go to an address different than the PO address listed below. The address (for books) will be sent later in an "Entry Confirmation" email. Send electronic entry forms and PayPal confirmation (preferred method) to:
Callie James athttp://groups./ yahoo.com/ group/SouthernMa gic/post? postID=Iu3ZuaMKF SM1tQQrdwI4Hug0merV2AP5Web5_ fmcfZ-dSwrO287Rx kun2e8Gs0C9EdhQO 4e9jTcQnWc6ZiDcU HgdwTfAuw>GWContest@southernm agic.org
-OR-Send paper entry forms (NO BOOKS) and checks to:
Southern Magic Contest Coordinator
Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
PO Box 261
McCalla, AL 35111-0261
Make checks payable to Southern Magic, or by PayPal. When sending by PayPal, send funds tohttp://groups./ yahoo.com/ group/SouthernMa gic/post? postID=1mp237t8J _IWmek8LV-HH6eirj8W-h2dpW1TI9 wAHq9aX6plKuUVuB BFjn3VSqcgik3g- i3t2qk8qq- DHNacZrsI1qk5Qg>treasurer@southernm agic.org. Please type the category of your entry in the comment section of PayPal.
Questions? E-mail:http://groups./ yahoo.com/ group/SouthernMa gic/post? postID=Iu3ZuaMKF SM1tQQrdwI4Hug0merV2AP5Web5_ fmcfZ-dSwrO287Rx kun2e8Gs0C9EdhQO 4e9jTcQnWc6ZiDcU HgdwTfAuw>GWContest@southernmagic.org
The 2011 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest, sponsored by WisRWA (Wisconsin Romance Writers) is underway.
We've added a category, Young Adult (YA), and Short and Long Series Contemporaries are now two different categories. The judges are enthusiastic romance and women's fiction readers.
Enter: Novel-length romances w/2010 copyright, first printing, first North American printing date. Ten Categories: Short Series Contemporary, Long Series Contemporary,Contemporary Single Title, Romantic Suspense, Historical (includes Regency), Inspirational/ Traditional, Paranormal (includes fantasy, time-travel, futuristic, and so forth), Strong Romantic Elements, Erotic/Romantica, and Young Adult (YA)-added this year.
FMI, entry form, and rules, go to www.wisrwa.org http://www.wisrwa./ org/> or contact committee member Virginia Athey, vathey@centurylink. net
Fee: $25.00 (WisRWA members are entitled to one free entry as a benefit of membership.)Deadline: January 11, 2011