Entry Deadline: Entry period is from June 1, 2014 until July 1, 2014. Entries must be sent electronically and received by12:01 a.m., July 1, 2014.
Entry Fee: $25 ~ NJRW members, $35 ~ All others
Eligibility: Unpublished or not Published in last five years.
Computer counts should be used to determine length. These are projected final word counts for your manuscript.
Contemporary Series Category romance, 40,000 word minimum romances set in the present day.
Single Title Contemporary Romances set in present day, 40,000 words minimum.
Historical Single Title and category romances set before 1945. Includes Regency romances. 40,000 word minimum.
Paranormal Fantasy, futuristic, paranormal and FFP romantic suspense. 40,000 word minimum.
Young Adult Romance Novels with a strong romantic theme geared toward young adult readers. 40,000 word minimum.
Romantic Suspense A work of fiction in which a romance plays a significant part in the story, but other themes or elements take the plot beyond the traditional romance boundaries. 40,000 word minimum.
Please submit the opening chapter of your manuscript, along with a chapter-by-chapter synopsis. Submission should not exceed thirty pages total, including text and synopsis. See Official Rules for details.
Prizes Awarded in each category
1st Place: $50 + plaque
2nd Place: $35 + certificate
3rd Place: $25 + certificate