The Catherine 2012 Toronto Romance Writers Contest
Three weeks left to enter! Get your entry ready!
Deadline: June 1, 2012 Electronic entries only
Entry includes: The first pages of your novel-length manuscript plus a synopsis. Up to 30 pages combined.
Eligibility: The Catherine is open to all unpublished writers (whether or not a member of RWA) and any member of RWA who is not eligible to join RWA-PAN. Entry must be uncontracted, unpublished as of entry date.
First round judging: Each entry will be judged by three writers; the lowest score will be dropped.
Categories and Final Round Judges: Contemporary Series – Wanda Ottewell, Harlequin Contemporary Single Title – Leonore Waldrip, HQN Historical – Katherine Pelz, Berkley Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic – Esi Sogah, Avon Romantic Suspense – Leis Pederson, Berkley Strong Romantic Elements – Kathleen Gilligan, St. Martin's Young Adult – Karen Chaplin, HarperCollins Children's Books
Gold Ticket Grand Prize: The top entry in each category is entered into Gold Ticket round to be judged by Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency. The Gold Ticket winner receives a three-chapter critique by New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.
Happy writing and entering!