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NJRW's Golden Leaf Contest for Published Authors is now open!

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NEW JERSEY Romance Writers presents 2017 Golden Leaf Contest for Published Authors

 

Register and pay: http://www.njromancewriters.org/golden-leaf.html

 

Deadline: June 11, 2017

 

Eligibility: Open to all NJRW members and current RWA members published in novel-length romance fiction who are eligible to enter the RWA RITA® contest. Romance novels with a first copyright date or first North American printing date of July 2016 through June 2017.

 

Entry Fees:

·         NJRW Members: $25 for first entry and $15 for subsequent entries

·         Non-NJRW Members: $30 for first entry and $25 for subsequent entries

 

Categories:

 

·         Best First Book: any romance novel from a first-time author not previously published in book ­length romantic fiction, regardless of publishing medium.

 

·         Contemporary Romance: Short: Novels set from 1945 to present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and are between 40,000 and 56,000 words in length.

 

·         Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length: Novels set from 1945 to present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 56,000 and 84,000 words in length.

 

·         Contemporary Romance: Long: Novels set from 1945 to present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and are 84,000 or more words.

 

·         Historical Romance: Novels set before 1945. Includes Regency romances. 40,000 word minimum.

 

·         Novella: short pieces of romantic fiction between 20-40,000 words. (Trade magazines do not normally fall under the proper word count; however, if your novella does, the acceptability of such work will be the decision of the contest chairperson.)

 

·         Paranormal Romance: any romance novel in which either time travel, futuristic, fantasy world or paranormal happenings are a major element of the plot. 40,000 word minimum.

 

·         Romantic Suspense: Novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute a major part of the plot. 40,000 word minimum.

 

·         Erotic Romance: Novels in which strong, often explicit, sexual interaction is an inherent part of the love story, character growth and relationship development and could not be removed without damaging the storyline. These novels may contain elements of other romance subgenres (such as paranormal, historical, novella, etc).

 

Winners will be announced at the Golden Leaf Awards Ceremony and Reception on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017 at the Put Your Heart in a Book Conference.

 

For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.njromancewriters.org or contact the Contest Chair at GoldenLeaf @ njromancewriters.org (remove spaces before sending email).

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