May 18, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 3 comments

My chapter desperately needs entries for our main fundraiser the Heart to Heart contest!!

This is a fabulous contest with lots of published judges and the feedback is fantastic! PLease help!


The 2008 Heart To Heart Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Area Romance
Writers is open for entries.

WHAT’S NEW for 2008
~This year, entries will be accepted electronically ONLY. Save on paper and
~All entries will be judges by at least 2 published authors!
~Scoring based on 20 key areas guaranteed to make your entry shine!
~All entries will receive 4 scores. The lowest score will be dropped and the
average of the remaining 3 scores will constitute the final score!
~Contest entry fees will be accepted by Paypal or check!
CONTEST CATEGORIES: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Single Title, and

The magical scene in which your hero and heroine meet for the first time,
maximum 15 pages (optional one-page set-up, unjudged)
ENTRY DEADLINE: June 6, 2008
FINAL ROUND JUDGES – Historical – Jessica Faust
Single Title – Jennifer Jackson
Paranormal – Lucienne Diver
Romantic Suspense – Kim Whalen
Tie Breaker – Roberta Brown
All first-round judges are trained, experienced critiquers and published
For contest overview, official rules, entry form, and score sheets go to:
_http://www.sfarwa.com/_ (http://www.sfarwa.com/)
Questions?? – Contact Regan Taylor, Contest Coordinator at:
_Taylorheart2heart@gmail.com_ (mailto:Taylorheart2heart@gmail.com)



  1. Margaret

    You know I vowed NEVER to enter any contests ever again!
    . . . but then you have to go and dangle Kim Whalen, as the RS judge, in front of me and now I’m starting to think ‘HMM’.
    You are a truly devious person, Karin. 🙂

  2. Cynthia Eden

    This is such a fabulous contest!!! I entered it a few years ago and won first place in the paranormal romance category (with my story The Vampire’s Kiss). After the final, I sold the manuscript to ImaJinn Books–and my writing career began. I really can’t say enough good things about the Heart to Heart contest. It’s wonderful.

  3. Karin

    Margaret, not only are the final judges fabo, but we have a really high ratio of published in romance judges for the initial round. So send send send!!!

    Cynthia, thank you for the plug. I think it’s a great contest as well. And how cool is it that the contest gave you that push. 🙂 great careers must begin somewhere!

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