Thursday, June 16, 2011

Of Contests and Categories

MCRW's annual Melody of Love Contest for unpublished romance manuscripts is now accepting entries for 2011. This is our 13th year for the contest and our first year to include a YA category, so if you know anyone who writes YA romance or YA with romantic elements, feel free to send them our way!

Receipt Date of entries (25 pgs or less): September 1, 2011
Fees: $22 MCRW member fee; $27 RWA member fee; $32 Non-RWA member fee
Eligibility: Not published in category entered (see rules for specifics)

Categories and Final round judges:
Historical: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Contemporary: Latoya C. Smith, Grand Central Publishing
Paranormal: Angela James, Carina Press
YA: Leah Hultenschmidt, Sourcebooks Fire

Need more incentive as to the awesomeness of this contest? Check out past winner Isis Rushdan's Contest Breakdown, in which she dissects the benefits and drawbacks of different writing contests and just so happens to give the Melody of Love contest a glowing review.
For more information, click here
Contest Coordinator: Jody Wallace (

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