Here is the information on my local RWA chapters annual writing contest. Have a manuscript hiding under your bed? Pull it out, dust it off and send it in! We have a great line up of judges this year. Don’t miss out. Time is running short.
Hot Prospects Contest – 2008
Sponsor: Valley of the Sun Romance Writers
Fee: $30 for Valley of the Sun RW chapter members
$35 for non-chapter members
Chapter website has PayPal capability http://www.valleyofthesunrwa.com
Postmark Deadline: September 24, 2008
E-Submit Deadline: September 26 2008
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
Enter: 3-page synopsis and first 20 pages of story (23 pages max).
Entry or synopsis may be shorter, but neither may be longer than
Categories/Judges: Trained judges for preliminary round,
Editors/Agents for final round.
Historical- Michelle Grajkowski (Three Seas Literary Agency)
FF&P-Leah Hultenschmidt (Dorchester Publishing)
Romantic Suspense- Patience Smith (Harlequin/Silhouette)
Contemporary includes Short/Long/Series/Single Title-Sha-Shana
Crichton (Crichton & Associates, Inc.)
All Other includes ChickLit/Women’s Fiction/Inspirational/
Young Adult/Erotic Romance- Paige Wheeler (Folio Literary Management)
Top Prize: Written critique by Scott Eagan (Greyhaus Literary Agency)
for overall high scoring novel length entry only.
For More Information, entry form, and rules, see website at