Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Hot Prospects Contest

2011 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
Chapter website has PayPal capability…

Postmark Deadline: September 1st, 2011
E-Submit Deadline: September 1st, 2011

Eligibility: Any uncontracted work by an RWA member in good standing, who is able to enter RWA National Golden Heart or Rita contests may enter any category. This includes both published and unpublished authors.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.

1) Historical/Regency
Editor - Katherine N. Pelz, The Berkley Publishing Group

Agent - TBA
2) Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Editor – Deborah Werksman, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Agent – Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency
3) Romantic Suspense
Editor – Amy Pierpont, Editorial Director, Grand Central Publishing
Agent – Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Management
4) Contemporary Long/Single Title
Editor – Jennifer Enderlin, St. Martins
Agent – Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency
5) Series Contemporary
Editor - Johanna Raisanen, Associate Editor, Harlequin
Editor - Leanne Morgena, Senior Editor, Sweetheart Rose, The Wild Rose Press

GRAND PRIZE: The winner can choose between a book trailer, static banner and active banner from Firebird 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

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