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Eligibility: All RWA members, published and unpublished, who have not published a full-length novel (40K words or more) in the category entered at the time of the contest deadline and within the past five years.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