I recently joined the Florida Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America. This is a large, very busy, and very published chapter! It's almost intimidating.
The chapter runs a fabulous contest. If you have a romance manuscript ready to send out, check out the categories below (and the editors who will do the final judging!). This is a great way to get your work noticed.
The deadline is August 15th. All the information you need to enter can be found here.
The summer is heating up, and so is the Golden Palm Contest sponsored by Florida Romance Writers. If you're an unpublished romance writer looking to change that status you need to get your entry in. We have a hot lineup of final judges, and a track record of getting requests. So, while you're making those summer plans, make sure to add "enter the Golden Palm Contest" to your calendar! Categories include: Single Title, Historical, Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult and Short/Long Category.
Short/Long Category: Allison Carroll, Harlequin
Single Title Category: Patience Bloom, Senior Editor Harlequin
Historical Category: Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor Sourcebooks
New Adult Category: Laurie McLean, Foreward Literary
Young Adult Category: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreward Literary
Paranormal Category: Ann-Leslie Tuttle, Senior Editor Harlequin
Entry is $20 for Florida Romance Writer members and $30 for nonmembers. All entries are read by at least one published judge and the lowest score is dropped. Contest ends August 15th. All information to enter is on http://www.frwriters.org/contest/
If you are in South Florida in October, don't miss the chapter's Super Saturday. There will be agents, authors, and panels galore! Click here for details