Sunday, August 21, 2011

Central Ohio Fiction Writers Conference 2011

Central Ohio Fiction Writers Conference 2011


How Much:
100 - 125
but any amount of material is greatly appreciated and will be used if goody bags and raffles



What Type:
bookmarks, pens, calendars, etc, as well as books


By When:
No later than 14 September 2011


Notes:
- Please mark box with "COFW"
- Nothing that needs to be signed for


Contact Person:
Jules Bennett - cofwconference2011(at)gmail(dot)com


About Event:
http://www.cofw.org/conference.html


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Monday, July 11, 2011

2012 EPIC eBook Awards

2012 EPIC eBook Awards
hosted by EPIC


Eligibility
- Entries must be published in English and released for sale between June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.
- Re-released books are eligible provided they have not been previously entered in this competition
- This includes self- and subsidy-published books.


Entry Cost
$25 for EPIC Members; $35 for non-EPIC members PER entry


Payment Method
Paypal


Deadline
15 July 2011


Full Rules/More Information
http://www.epicorg.com/competitions/epics-ebook-awards.html


About Event
EPIC's eBook Awards have been given annually since the first EPIC conference in 2000 to recognize outstanding achievement in e-publishing. Formerly known as EPPIE, the eBook Awards have been presented to over 350 recipients in nearly 40 different categories. Entries come from around the world, with the number rising every year. Embracing our eRoots, EPIC's eBook Awards Competition has always been totally electronic.


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The 6th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest

The 6th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest
hosted by The Southern Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America (SOLA)


Eligibility
- Entrants do not need to be members of Romance Writers of America to enter.


To Submit
- No electronic entries
- 5 copies of the the FIRST 5 manuscript pages of double-spaced, one-inch margin, 12pt Times New Roman/Courier font (see contest page for full entry instructions)


Entry Cost
- $15.00 per entry
- enclosed 9x12 SASE


Payment Method
Check or money order made out to SOLA


Deadlines
01 August 2011 (received or postmarked by)


Full Rules/More Information
http://solawriters.org/the-dixie-kane-memorial-contest/

and

http://solawriters.org/the-dixie-kane-memorial-contest/contest-rules/

First, second, third place, and honorable mention winners in each category will be announced on September 30, 2011.

Highest overall score in all categories receives $50 cash and a certificate.




About Event
The Dixie Kane Memorial Contest is a literary contest in honor of the late Linda Kay West, attorney, who wrote as Dixie Kane. A member of SOLA and RWA for many years, Linda served in numerous board positions. She shared her knowledge of writing, publishing, and law generously as a speaker at SOLA’s meetings and conferences. SOLA created the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest to encourage aspiring writers to hone their craft and submit their work.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 Golden Leaf Contest for Published Authors

2011 Golden Leaf Contest for Published Authors
hosted by New Jersey Romance Writers


Eligibility
- All NJRW members (regardless of where they live) and RWA members living in Region One published in novel-length romance fiction who are eligible for either RWA Published Author Network (PAN) or NJRW PUB are eligible for entry.
- Romance novels with a first copyright date or first North American printing date of July 2010 through June 2011 are eligible for entry.
- Electronic books may be entered provided they are presented in print book format, complete with copyright page produced by the publisher, with perfect or case binding and print on both sides of the page.


Entry Cost
$15.00 for NJRW members in good standing, $25.00 fee for non-NJRW RWA members who live in Region One.


Payment Method
Please make check payable to: NJRW Golden Leaf Contest.


Deadlines
Entry forms and books must be post-­marked by June 25, 2011 and received by June 30, 2011.


Full Rules/More Information
http://njromancewriters.org/index.php?/njrw_contest/golden_leaf_contest/

* Top three finalists in each category will be notified by phone in early September 2011 as soon as the judging is complete.
* The winner in each category will be announced at the Golden Leaf Awards Ceremony and Reception on Friday evening, October 21, 2011 during the Put Your Heart in a Book Conference.



About Event
The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in RWA Region One. Winners in eight categories will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference being held on October 21-22, 2011.


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2011 10th Annual Golden Roses

2011 10th Annual Golden Roses
hosted by Love Romances & More Review Site


Eligibility
- Books published for the first time in 2010


Entry Cost
- $5/entry
- 5 copies of each entry title (print or electronic)


Payment Method
Not specified



Deadlines
15 April to receive entry forms
01 May to receive books


Full Rules/More Information
http://loveromancesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/golden-roses-2011.html

Contact lrmgoldenroses(AT)gmail(DOT)com for more information, entry form, and to query about judging. Judges cannot judge for any category they enter.


About Event
The 10th annual Golden Rose Award will again be running a contest to find out who is the best of the best in writing. This year will have five categories with a maximum of 10 entries in each category.


~Contemporary Romance
~Erotic
~Historical
~Paranormal/Sci Fi
~Romantic Suspense/Mystery


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Prism Contest

2011 - 14th Annual Prism Contest for Published Authors
hosted by Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal (FF&P) RWA Chapter


Eligibility:
- FF&P romance published in 2010
- Books/novellas published by other than traditional paper publishing houses are eligible to enter as long as the e-book is available for download during 2010
- PDF or Print acceptable
- Strong romantic elements acceptable
- contest is limited to 35 entries per category, with a minimum of 10
- Open to novel (40,000+ words), novellas (20,000 - 40,000 words).


Entry Cost:
- $30.00 (Members) or $35.00 (non-members)
PLUS
- Three (3) copies of entry title (signed)
OR
- PDF file upload
(note - eBook (pdf) entry the author acknowledges that two, or three, depending on the need for further scoring, additional copies of the PDF file will be sent for judging, and accepts responsibility for any payment required for these copies.)


Payment Method:
- Paypal or check made out to FF&P (write title of your entry in the Memo field)



Deadline:
19 March 2011



Full Rules/More Information:
http://www.romance-ffp.com/prism2011/index.cfm


About Event:
CATEGORIES - (All works must involve both romance and paranormal elements to qualify.)

DARK PARANORMAL: Paranormal happenings are a major element of the plot; these stories may contain ominous overtones.

LIGHT PARANORMAL: Lighter in tone; these stories also include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot.

FUTURISTIC: Set in the future with science fiction elements that include technological advancements; these stories may involve futuristic earth, other planets, aliens, or space travel.

FANTASY: Includes mythical creatures and magical elements; these stories are not limited to but may be set in medieval worlds with medieval characters.

TIME TRAVEL/STEAMPUNK: A character or characters travel back or forward in time; these stories can take place in a historical, contemporary, or futuristic setting. Steampunk should include typical steampunk elements.

EROTICA/ROMANTICA: Explicit sensuality is inherent to work; these stories can take place in a historical, contemporary, or futuristic setting.

NOVELLA: Encompasses any of the categories listed above, but word count must fall between 20,000 and 40,000 words.

YOUNG ADULT: Novels appropriate for teen and young adult readers, typically featuring main characters in high school or college. These stories may take place in a contemporary, historical, futuristic, or otherworldly setting. Minimum word count: 40,000 words.


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Maggie Award of Excellence

2011 Maggie Award of Excellence
hosted by Georgia Romance Writers

Eligibility
- Open to all RWA published romance novelists who meet RITA® guidelines for eligibility.
- All books must carry a copyright date between January 2010 and December 2010.


Entry Cost:
$20 per book/category

AND

Three (3) copies of entry title for each category


Payment Method:
Check made out to GRW


Deadline:
18 May 2011 - All entries must be received by or before


Full Rules/More Information:
Entry form and full rules at https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=11bLTNmxtY46GdFfCq-UeCfko60fmJljZ6DLYQCKcAmZBPrjf4HKxpOcki4Wh&sort=name&layout=list&num=50


About Event:
http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/the-maggies/

The Published arm of the Maggie Award is judged by booksellers and librarians. These combined efforts culminate in the presentation of the prestigious Maggie Medallion at the annual Moonlight & Magnolia Conference.

Finalists will be notified by July 16, 2010. First place / highest scored book in each category will receive the prestigious Maggie Medallion. Winners will be announced October 1, 2010, at Moonlight & Magnolias conference.


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Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Cover Lovers

Shiela Stewart's Book Cover Lovers


What She Wants:
  • Cover
  • Blurb
  • Buy Links


By When:
No deadline. This is a continuous promo opp.


Contact Person:
Shiela Stewart - shielas(AT)shaw(DOT)ca


About:
http://bookcoverlovers.blogspot.com/

For information on how to get your books on the blog. She will send you the form to fill out. This is a free service to all authors of every genre, Fiction/non-fiction alike.


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2011 Holt Medallion Contest

2011 Holt Medallion Contest
Virginia Romance Writers


Eligibility:
Entries must be a single work of romance fiction, with an original copyright date (not a release date) of January-December 2010, regardless of format (e-book or print).

Author does NOT need to be a member of RWA® and the publisher need NOT be RWA® eligible.


Entry Cost:
$30 per book/category

AND

Four (4) copies of each book entered (prefer print books be signed)


Payment Method:
Payment can be made via check, money order, or PAYPAL. Make checks payable to VRW.


Deadline:
Entry form and books RECEIVED by or before 31 January 2011


Full Rules/More Information:
http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/Contests/holt.html

E-mail any questions to Lori Stacy at HOLTMedallion(AT)gmail(DOT)com


About Event:
The Virginia Romance Writers Chapter of the Romance Writers of America® is pleased to announce the 16th Annual HOLT Medallion Competition for the best romantic fiction of 2010

Entries will be received between December 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011

Winners and Merit recipients will be announced in June 2011 and will appear in a full page ad in Romance Writers Report and RTBook Reviews magazine


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Southern Lights March Conference

Southern Lights March Conference
First Coast Romance Writers

How Much:
50 - 75


What Kind:
Books, Postcards, Bookmarks, and other promo items


By When:
01 March 2011


Contact Person:
Vanessa, Conference Chair - vanessakelly(AT)rogers(DOT)com


About Event:
http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/?page_id=13

First Coast Romance Writers mini-conference on March 12, with CL Wilson, Tessa Woodward, and Emmanuelle Morgan

We will happily accept any books you can send for raffle baskets and doorprizes, plus postcards, bookmarks, and other promo items. We are expecting between 50 and 75 attendees, but any amount less than that is still welcome.


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Heart of Dixie 14th Annual Romance Readers' Luncheon

Heart of Dixie 14th Annual Romance Readers' Luncheon
(Northern Alabama's RWA Chapter)


How Much:
120


What Type:
Promo of any kind and books


By When:
15 April 2011


Contact Person:
Please contact Kathy at kathybone(AT)aol(DOT)com


About Event:
http://www.heartofdixie.org/luncheon.html

The Heart of Dixie (Northern Alabama's RWA Chapter) will be celebrating our
14th Annual Romance Readers' Luncheon on April 30, 2011, at the Von Braun
Center in downtown Huntsville, AL. Kerrelyn Sparks will be our featured
guest speaker.

We're putting out a call for books and other promo items to put into goodie
bags for our attendees, about 120 each. Anything you'd like to put into the
hands of readers will be welcome.

We're also looking for baskets to raffle as well. If you, your chapter, or
your critique/writing/blog group would like to donate a basket, we'd
appreciate your support.



(From fowarded email with permission to repost granted.)


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