Sorry it took me so long to get this up. There was a lot of information to compile. However, here it is! I’ve copied the information and links to each contest below. You can also download the list. The downloadable annual romance writing contest worksheet offers space for you to take notes about each contest. (Just click on the link and save the file to your computer)
For example, most contests have an entrance fee. They also offer different categories, submission requirements and deadlines. The contest worksheet provides you with room to document which contests you’re going to enter and the steps you need to take.
Why Enter Contests?
It’s a great way to get noticed by an agent or editor. I have many friends who have gone on to publish due to a contest win or final.
It’s also a nice way to get some expert feedback on your manuscript.
(Note: If you’ve purchased the Writing for Love & Money home study course. many of these contests are listed in the course. )
- Romance Through the Ages www.heartsthroughhistory.com
- Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight – www.Passionateink.org
- 2011 THE SHEILA Contest www.vfrw.com
- 2011 Between the Sheets Contest http://www.gdrwa.org/contest_bts_rules2010.html.
- 13th Annual Fire and Ice Contest – www.chicagonorthrwa.org.
- 1st Annual Query Contest – www.nhrwa.com.
- 11th Annual Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award – http://www.faithhopelove-rwa.org/
- Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association PNWA Literary Contest (Zola Awards) www.pnwa.org
- Writers’ League of Texas Novel Manuscript Contest – www.writersleague.org
- Women On Writing (WOW) Flash Fiction Contest – http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php
- 14th Dixie First Chapter Contest – http://www.msrw.org.
- 2011 Great Beginnings Contest – http://www.utahrwa.com.
- Fab Five 2011 – www.wisrwa.org
- More Than Magic – http://rwimagiccontests.wordpress.com/.
- 20th annual Duel on the Delta – www.rivercityromancewriters.org
- The 2011 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense for – www.rwamysterysuspense.org
- Spring into Romance Contest – www.rwasd.com
- 2011 Prism Contest – PrismContest@romance-ffp.com
- Touch of Magic 2011 – www.cfrwa.org
- 2011 Magic Moment Contest – http://www.heartandscroll.com/contest_MagicMoment_rules.htm
- 2011 Royal Ascot – http://www.thebeaumonde.com/royalascot/
- 2011 Touched By Love Award – http://www.faithhopelove-rwa.org
- Fool For Love 2011 – www.virginiaromancewriters.com.
- Romancing the Script – http://www.scriptscene.org.
- Page One Contest – http://espan-rwa.com/contest/.
- 28th Annual Orange Rose Contest – www.occrwa.org
- Romantic Shorts New Year New Story 2011 – http://www.romanticshorts.com/Romantic_Shorts/Competition_Announcements.html
- Alaska Romance Writers of America Breakup – http://www.alaskawriters.com/membersites/akrwa/about.html
- Georgia Romance Writers of America Maggie Published – http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/the-maggies/
- Heart of Denver Romance Writers of America Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice – http://www.hodrw.com/contests/