If you’ve placed in the finals of another writing contest, then do we have the contest for you! The OK RWA chapter (my home base) has a new and improved Finally A Bride contest to seek out those writer bridesmaids and make them a bride. Here’s directions to the chapel (how to enter) and who’ll be at the altar (our final judges for each category.)
Seventh Annual ‘Finally A Bride’ Contest -
***Over Half of the Finalists in last year’s contest received Editor Requests***
Sponsor: Oklahoma Romance Writers of America
***NEW LOWER ENTRY FEE***
Fee: $25 (RWA Members) – $30 (All non RWA Members)
Deadline: September 1, 2008
Eligibility: not contracted/published
***NEW – ALL ELECTRONIC ENTRIES***
***NEW – Separate Mainstream category***
Entry: First pages of MS (30 pages max) that has finaled, but not won, in a previous RWA or RWA chapter-sponsored contest. Manuscripts finishing in the top quarter of GH also qualify.
Judges: First round: experienced, pubbed, and/or RWA trained judges.
Final Judges: Two Editors and/or agents judge each category.
Inspirational/Traditional: Melissa Endlich with Steeple Hill and Rebecca Germany with Barbour.
Series Contemporary: Patience Smith with Silhouette and Wanda Ottewell with Harlequin.
Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic: Margo Lipschultz with HQN and Leah Hultenschmidt with Dorchester.
Romantic Suspense: Natashya Wilson with Silhouette and Alex Logan with Grand Central Publishing.
Historical/Regency: Tess Woodward with Avon and Megan McKeever with Pocket.
Mainstream with Romantic Elements: Keyren Gerlach with HQN and Deb Werksman with Sourcebooks Casablanca