Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Polish Those Manuscripts and Send Them On Their Way

Thought some of you might be interested in knowing more about a contest for unpublished writers, so I've posted the information below...

This will be the 25th annual Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers and it's one of the more prestigious in the genre. So why don't you take a chance and enter? The final judges are acquiring editors! Could be your lucky break.



Orange County Chapter of RWA announces that rules and entry forms for the 2008 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers are available at their Web site: . Click on Contests and scroll down to download the forms.

DEADLINE: April 12, 2008
FEE: $25.00 for OCC/RWA members; $30.00 for other RWA members.
Must not have published or been contracted in book-length fiction in the last five years.

ENTRIES: Maximum 55 pages total including synopsis.

CATEGORIES: Contemporary Category Romance, Historical, Inspirational, Mainstream w/Romantic Elements, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy, Romantic Suspense, Single Title Romance (over 70,000 words).

JUDGING: First round is judged by published authors. Final round is judged by TWO acquiring EDITORS.

FINALISTS announced July 12, 2008 at regular chapter meeting.

For information contact Charlotte Lobb, Contest Coordinator,