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Disaster Averted, June RWR Magazine Article

If you’re a published or aspiring author, will bumping into the refreshments table at a writers’ conference, dropping an F-Bomb during an agent pitch, or stepping on an editor’s Monolo Blahnik’s put you on the Auto-Rejection List? Though it might seem that way after a slip-up, chances are we’ll survive with our good name intact if we respond to the incident with grace and a sense of humor.

If you’re a writer who also belongs to Romance Writers of America (RWA), I hope you’ll check out my feature article Disaster Averted  in the June 2013 issue of Romance Writer’s Report (RWR). In the article, authors share their humorous and sometimes horrifying personal stories of professional blunders and how they avoided career suicide in the aftermath.

~Best, Adele

The SHEILA CONTEST Open for Entries!

The Sheila Contest proudly hosted by Valley Forge Romance Writers is open for entries.

Deadline: April 12, 2013

Fee: $25 for VFRW members, $30 for non-members

Eligibility: All RWA members, published and unpublished, who have not published a full-length novel (40K words or more) in the category entered at the time of the contest deadline and within the past five years.

Entry: Total of 35 pages, including synopsis (not to exceed 5 pages).

Categories: Single Title Romance, Historical, Romantic Suspense, Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal, Women’s Fiction with Romantic Elements, Young Adult.

Judges: Entrants will receive a detailed score sheet from four qualified judges, including PRO and PAN members.

Final Round Judges: Single Title – Emilia Pisani, Gallery Books; Historical – Elizabeth (Lizzie) Poteet, St. Martin’s Press; Romantic Suspense – Katherine Pelz, The Berkley Publishing Group; Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal – Megha Parekh, Grand Central Publishing; Women’s Fiction – Alex Logan, Grand Central Publishing; Young Adult – Wendy Loggia, Delacorte Press/RHCB.

Top Prize: Certificates. First- through fourth-place winners will have their names printed in RWR magazine.

FMI: http://www.vfrw.com/contest

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