Hellloooo, What are You Waiting for????

June 8, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 3 comments

Because, y’all are procrastinating, we have extended the Heart to Heart deadline a week. GET YOUR ENTRIES IN ASAP!!

Look, this contest is top heavy with published in romance judges who know their stuff, give them the opportunity to give you some great encouraging advice, and frankly the chapter wants your $$$ in return for expert feedback. And check out them thar judges!!! Now, go to the web site www.sfrrwa.com click on the contest link on the left, then follow the prompts for the rest of the info.

And thank you for your support!

2008 Heart-to-Heart Contest

Contest Timeline:
June 13, 2008 — Deadline for E—submissions
August 31, 2008 —First-Round Finalists Notification
September 30, 2008 — Final Round Winners Announced
The SFA-RWA chapter is pleased to announce the 2008 Heart To Heart Contest for unpublished writers. This year, entries will be accepted electronically only in four categories. The top three finalists in each category will have their entries read by an acquiring editor or agent. We will announce the winners and certificates will be awarded to the top winner in each category.

Send us that magical scene in which your hero and heroine meet for the first time
Published authors and experienced critiquers will provide detailed score sheets and feedback in twenty areas
Get your story in the hands of these acquiring agents:
Kimberly Whalen
Jessica Faust
Lucienne Driver
Jennifer Jackson
Roberta Brown

PARANORMAL – novels that mix the elements of paranormal, time travel, futuristic or fantasy

SINGLE TITLE — contemporary romance novels not printed as part of a series with a projected length of over 70,000 words

HISTORICAL — novels featuring romance in time periods other than the present. Most editors consider historical books as set in time prior to WWI

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE — novels that contain a strong element of suspense or mystery mixed with romance. May include gothic—style romance, if set in modern times

Open to all writers unpublished by an RWA-approved publisher as of the entry deadline. Prospective entrants MAY be published with a non RWA-recognized publisher. However, they may not enter books/manuscripts that have been professionally edited or have ISBN numbers.

Now go enter!!!
Please. 🙂


Oh, and permission to forward.


  1. Kath Calarco

    Karin, do you think I fall under the “non-published” category, given my recent circumstances?

  2. Edie

    Kath, I’d say a definite Yes.

  3. Karin


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