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Friday, September 16, 2011

Romance Writing Contest for Published and Pre-Published Authors


SHORTAGE of ENTRIES in SOME CATEGORIES

DEADLINE EXTENDED to OCTOBER 1, 2011 in the 2011 REVEAL YOUR INNER VIXEN CONTEST

From Maryland Romance Writers

There is still time to enter the Reveal Your Inner Vixen Contest!!!!!

Although we continue to accept submissions in all categories, we are currently low on entries in the following:

Historical
Series Contemporary
Alternative/Paranormal
Young Adult
Erotic

Maryland Romance Writers is proud to announce the 2011 "Reveal Your Inner Vixen" Contest for writers of romantic fiction. Send us your most sizzling scene showcasing sensual tension between your hero and heroine.

Your scene can be a flirtation, a kiss, or a hot and heavy love scene,  just as long as the reader can feel that tension!

WHAT DO I ENTER?

Up to 20 pages of any scene that showcases your use of sensual tension, plus an unjudged 1-page set-up (optional).

WHO CAN ENTER?

Anyone! Membership in Maryland Romance Writers or Romance Writers of America is NOT required. The author can be published or not yet published, but the contest entry must be original and uncontracted as of Sept. 1, 2011.

CATEGORIES AND FINAL ROUND JUDGES:

Series Contemporary: (1950-present, 40,000+ words) Gail Chasan, Harlequin/Silhouette; Rhonda Penders, The Wild Rose Press

Single Title: (1950-present, 40,000+ words) Allison Brandau, Penguin/Berkley; Bethany Morgan, Samhain Publishing, Inc;

Historical: (BCE-1950, 40,000+ words) Mary Altman, Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc; and Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks, Inc

Alternative: (Time travel, fantasy, futuristic, paranormal, 40,000+ words) Alicia Condon, Kensington Publishing; Amanda Barnett, The Wild Rose Press

Erotic Romance: (40,000+ words) Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc; Angela James, Carina Press

Young Adult: (40,000+ words) Krista Marino, Delacorte; Lindsey McGurk, Samhain Publishing, Inc.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Reveal Your Inner Vixen is a fully ELECTRONIC contest. To enter, you will need to visit the Maryland Romance Writers Web site at http://www.marylandromancewriters.com/ and visit the Contest Page to download the Entry Form. The Entry Form will include complete instructions for formatting and submitting your manuscript.

There's also a link to pay for your entry via PayPal, if you wish to do so.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$20 MRW members
$25 Non-MRW Members--U.S. entries and International entries

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Entries must be time-stamped no later than Oct. 1, 2011.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email the 2011 "Reveal Your Inner Vixen" Contest Coordinator, Jackie Gray, mrwvixen@live.com





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