Jump to content

Misti Moyer

Board of Directors
  • Content count

    476
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

2 Followers

Social Media

  • Visit me at my website!
  • Facebook
    www.facebook.com/misti.moyer.9
  • Twitter
    @misti_moyer

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female

RWA Status

  • PRO
    Yes
  • Pre-PAN
    No
  • PAN
    No

Recent Profile Visitors

355 profile views
  1. Misti Moyer

    2018 Aspen Gold Now OPen

    The Heart of Denver’s 2018 Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice Awards for Published Writers is OPEN as of April 1, 2018. The AG contest is be open to all published authors of novel, novella or short story length Romance fiction. Entries must have an original copyright or first printing date of January 2017 through December 2017, and may be traditional or self-published. This year, to align with our National organization, the Aspen Gold is e-entry only. E-books should be uploaded as a .pdf file as part of the Aspen Gold Entry Form, which will be available April 1. Check our website at HODRW.com for more information or contact us at aspengold@hodrw.com with any questions. Entries will be accepted through May 31st, 2018.
  2. Working on Georgian Novella currently titled The Abandoned Earl and working out some kinks in the brothel book (early Georgian with no title)

  3. Misti Moyer

    YARWA 2018 Rosemary Contest

    ****Permission to forward granted and encouraged!**** The 2018 Rosemary Contest for Unpublished Young Adult and New Adult Manuscripts is open to entries. Available categories to enter: -Contemporary YA -Historical YA -Paranormal YA -Speculative YA -New Adult YARWA or RWA Membership is NOT required to enter. Fee: $15 YARWA members/$25 non-members The contest deadline is April 1, 2018. Finalists will be announced in June and winners will be announced at the 2018 Day of YA event in Denver. For a complete list of rules and final judges or to enter, go to http://yarwa.com/contest-2018/ Questions? Please contact Contest Coordinator Tara Kennedy at yarwacontestcoord [at] gmail [dot] com. Want to be a judge? Sign up here: http://yarwa.com/ya2/rosemary-judges/
  4. Are you tired of winter? Could you use a weekend away to write and be with other writers in a beautiful setting this spring? Come to the Retreat From Harsh Reality! Hurry, the registration deadline is March 24th. The Mid-Michigan RWA’s Retreat from Harsh Reality is Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th at the Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake in Shelbyville, Michigan which is centrally located midway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, and an easy drive from Chicago and Detroit. This lakeside resort is an ideal locale for a writing retreat. It's the perfect chance to get away, relax, and rejuvenate your creative muse with other writers. Our guest speaker, Jennifer Probst will present two workshops. The Write Path: The Top Seven Tasks to Achieve A Successful Writing Career and Write Big, Write Smart, and Write Naked, when she will cover chapters from her book, Write Naked - A Bestseller’s Secrets to Writing Romance & Navigating the Path to Success. The retreat costs $230 for the full weekend package (includes 5 meals) and $140 for the Saturday only package (includes 3 meals). Lodging is separate, but there is a block of rooms discounted for the retreat. (Room block expires March 24th.) Registration ends Saturday, March 24th – for more information visit the website: www.retreatfromharshreality.com or email the Retreat Chair at annieowrites@gmail.com
  5. Misti Moyer

    2018 VRW Fool for Love is Open

    We had a little glitch but it's working now! Apologies to anyone who tried to enter and kept getting an error page. The 2018 VRW Fool For Love is Open! What's great about this one is no synopsis required, you don't need to have your manuscript complete, and we have some pretty fabulous final round judges. So authors... pre-published and published... polish up those first 7500 words and enter by April 2nd! CLICK HERE TO ENTER Judges and 2017 Finalists... please email FoolforLoveContest@gmail.com for the discount/free entry codes If you have any questions, please email the FFL email above or contact me directly at catetayler@gmail.com. Please do not reply to this email on the loop, I may not see it right away. Good Luck! Cate Tayler Sultry Romance... Seriously Sassy. Simply Smart. www.catetayler.com
  6. 2018 BOOK BUYERS BEST CONTEST FOR PUBLISHED AUTHORS Showcasing the shining excellence of published authors in novella and novel-length romance fiction and mainstream fiction with a central romance. Entry deadline: April 15, 2018 The contest is open to all general, associate and affiliate Romance Writers of America® members who are in good standing with RWA National with current membership paid. The BBB Contest is accepting traditionally published and self-published entries – in electronic format ONLY. More info & enter: http://occrwa.org/contests/book-buyers-best/
  7. The 2018 Orange Rose Contest For Emerging Writers The Orange Rose Contest for emerging writers is in its 35th year! This storied contest has in its roster many finalists who are now published, such as Rita Winners Laura Drake and Tessa Dare and New York Times best-selling authors Allison Brennan, Judy Duarte, Susan Squires and Debra Holland to name just a few. Why has the ORC enjoyed this level of success? It’s in large part due to the exceptional judges, both first-round published author and final editor/agent judges, and our comprehensive score sheets. Our top prize, the coveted Charlotte Award, is given in honor of long-time OCC member Charlotte Lobb, who passed away in 2013. Charlotte was a tireless volunteer and supporter of this chapter and its members, as well as a multi-published author of over 60 books. She was known for her generosity of spirit and a great sense of humor. It is fitting that we present this top award to an unpublished writer in honor of Charlotte’s mentorship and encouragement of fledgling writers. One more thing, Charlotte herself was an Orange Rose finalist back in the day. Please take a look at the ORC Rules & Guidelines and enter in the following genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational Romance, Mainstream Fiction with a central romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Young Adult Romance. These final round agents and editors are standing by to read finalists. Entry deadline: April 30, 2018 Info & enter: http://occrwa.org/contests/orange-rose-contest/
  8. **PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED, ENCOURAGED, AND APPRECIATED** The New Jersey Romance Writers are proud to announce the 2018 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. Once again we’ll have two days of workshops, editor/agent appointments, and networking all geared to furthering your writing career. DATES: October 19-20, 2018 LOCATION: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel 515 Route 1 South Iselin, NJ 08830 FEATURED SPEAKERS: Breakfast Keynote – Virginia Kantra Special Presentation – Hope Ramsay (ticket required – first 100 registrants) Luncheon Keynote – Jane Porter Pre-Conference Workshop – Melinda Leigh PUB Retreat Kick-Off – Rebecca Zanetti As we have in the past, our conference will feature: Workshops Editor/Agent Pitch Sessions Published Author Retreat PRO Member Retreat Anonymous Author Kick-Off Party Networking Session Book Fair and Author Signing (Back by popular demand!) The link to submit a workshop proposal is now open through April 15, 2018. The link to access the workshop submissions page is: https://www.rwa.org/e/sx/tk/eid=782 Please direct any questions you may have to Conference Chair Lena Pinto atconfchair@njromancewriters.org or Assistant Conference Chair Leigh Raffaele at leighraff@aol.com. More information regarding registration and Editor/Agents is forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, be sure to submit your workshop proposal. Help us to make the 2018 PYHIAB conference the best ever. Lena Pinto 2018 Conference Chair Leigh Raffaele 2018 Assistant Conference Chair Visit NJRW at www.njromancewriters.org Contact NJRomanceWriters-owner@yahoogroups.com with questions.
  9. Misti Moyer

    CIMRWA's ELEVATION OF LOVE

    No that would be CIMRWA and you can click on the webpage towards the bottom for more information. As a chapter, we don't have any contests that we put on.
  10. Misti Moyer

    CIMRWA's ELEVATION OF LOVE

    CIMRWA's ELEVATION OF LOVE is officially open to entries that feature diverse cultural, interracial, and multicultural romances. Both published and unpublished authors are welcome to participate. However, only unpublished works may be submitted. Entries can be submitted to the following categories: Contemporary Romantic Suspense Women’s Fiction/Romantic Elements Young Adult Historical Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal Erotica **Final round judges will be announced Monday, March 4, 2018. Learn more: http://www.cimrwa.org/contests.html
  11. Misti Moyer

    Stiletto Contest Opens March 9

    The Contemporary Romance Writer chapter's annual Stiletto Contest opens for entries on March 9, 2018. The Stiletto Contest celebrates and recognizes excellence in the contemporary romance genre for published and unpublished novels. The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter focuses on the contemporary romance genre and its inception of the Stiletto Contest upholds the chapter goal of bringing awareness to the best work by authors and writers in contemporary romance. This year, we are opening our 'Unpublished' category to include works by published authors (within certain guidelines). Categories for published books and unpublished manuscripts are: Contemporary Romance Novella/Short – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 25,000 and 50,000 words in length. Contemporary Romance Mid Length – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 51,000 and 84,000 words in length. Contemporary Romance Long – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are 85,000 or more words. Young Adult – Novels in which young adult life is an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words. New Adult – Novels in which new adult life is an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words. Suspense/Mystery – Novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words. Each entry will be read by 5 judges drawn from the RWA members. Each category will have 5 finalists determined from first round judging. The 5 finalists in each category will be read by one editor and one agent. All categories are based on RWA standards/descriptions. All entries must be in the contemporary romance genre. For rules, go here: http://contemporaryromance.org/stiletto-contest/ To sign up to be a judge, or to read our scoresheets, go here: http://contemporaryromance.org/judges-sign-up/ Winners will be announced in Denver, at the Stiletto Contest Party, to be held on Friday, July 20, 2018. If you write Contemporary Romance, we'd love to see your entries! Liza Keogh and Mary E. Thompson, Co-Chairs
  12. Misti Moyer

    Stiletto Contest Opens March 9

    The Contemporary Romance Writer chapter's annual Stiletto Contest opens for entries on March 9, 2018. The Stiletto Contest celebrates and recognizes excellence in the contemporary romance genre for published and unpublished novels. The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter focuses on the contemporary romance genre and its inception of the Stiletto Contest upholds the chapter goal of bringing awareness to the best work by authors and writers in contemporary romance. This year, we are opening our 'Unpublished' category to include works by published authors (within certain guidelines). Categories for published books and unpublished manuscripts are: Contemporary Romance Novella/Short – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 25,000 and 50,000 words in length. Contemporary Romance Mid Length – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 51,000 and 84,000 words in length. Contemporary Romance Long – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are 85,000 or more words. Young Adult – Novels in which young adult life is an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words. New Adult – Novels in which new adult life is an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words. Suspense/Mystery – Novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words. Each entry will be read by 5 judges drawn from the RWA members. Each category will have 5 finalists determined from first round judging. The 5 finalists in each category will be read by one editor and one agent. All categories are based on RWA standards/descriptions. All entries must be in the contemporary romance genre. For rules, go here: http://contemporaryromance.org/stiletto-contest/ To sign up to be a judge, or to read our scoresheets, go here: http://contemporaryromance.org/judges-sign-up/ Winners will be announced in Denver, at the Stiletto Contest Party, to be held on Friday, July 20, 2018. If you write Contemporary Romance, we'd love to see your entries! Liza Keogh and Mary E. Thompson, Co-Chairs
  13. Misti Moyer

    First Kiss Contest Opens FEB 14

    ****PERMISSION TO FORWARD**** The Santa Clarita Chapter is holding its very first contest!! The First Kiss Contest opened today to entries!!!! Are ready to share your most sensual, most passionate, most innocent, most chest-heaving, romantic first kiss? You’ve come to the right place! Santa Clarita Romance Writers is proud to announce their first contest! Here’s the scoop: Cost: $25.00 per entry The manuscript must be a romance as defined by the following: • A Central Love Story: The love story is the main focus of the novel. • An Emotionally Satisfying and Optimistic Ending • All work must be the author’s original work. • Published authors manuscript entry IS NOT published (including self-published) or contracted in novel-length fiction of 20,000 at the time the contest opens until it closes. • The manuscript must have a projected length of 20,000 words or more. • Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. • Contest opens on February 14 at 9:00am (PST), 2018 • All entries must be received by 7:00 p.m. (PST) on March 21, 2018. Any entries received after this time will be returned and the entry fees forfeited. • A maximum of 65 entries will be allowed. The contest will close early if the 65 entry cap is reached before March 21, 2018. • Finalists will be notified on or about Wednesday, May 2nd. First round score sheets and manuscripts will be returned at this time. • Each finalist will be given one week to make changes and submit revised manuscripts to the First Kiss contest coordinator. The deadline to submit a revised manuscript is midnight (PST) Wednesday, May 9, 2018. • First Kiss 2018 contest winners will be announced in June, 2018. Entry Format • Each submission should consist of one (1) copy of up to 3,500 words of a manuscript. • Entries must be submitted electronically as a DOC or DOCX (MS Word) file. • The name of the file should be the same as the manuscript title. • A separate electronic entry form with signed waiver must be submitted for each submission. If the entry has more than one author, each author must submit an online entry form and sign the waiver. (Note: Printed name on the online entry form constitutes an electronic signature.) • The document title must be the title of the manuscript only. • All entries must adhere to the following standard recommended manuscript format: ◦ 8-1/2″ x 11″ page size ◦ 1″ margins ◦ 25 lines per page • Each page of the entry, including the first page, must include the following header: ◦ Title (upper left) ◦ Page number (upper right) • CONTESTANT’S NAME MAY NOT APPEAR ON THE ENTRY. ANY ENTRY WITH THE CONTESTANT’S NAME WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND THE ENTRY FEE WILL BE FORFEITED. Judging • There will be two rounds of judging • During the preliminary round, each entry will be scored by three judges, at least one of whom is a published author • Each entry will be scored out of a possible 100 points. The lowest score will be dropped and the two remaining scores will be added together for the Preliminary Combined Score. • The five (5) entries with the highest Preliminary Combined Scores will advance to the Final Round. In the event of a tie, the dropped preliminary score will be added back in. • If the finalist does not return a revised manuscript by the deadline, the original manuscript will be sent to the final round judges. • Final round judges will rank the finalists in order from first to fifth. • The points from all final round judges will be added together for the Final Combined Score. • In the event of any ties in the Final Round, the Preliminary Combined Score will be used as a tie breaker. The winning (first-place) entrant will be awarded $100. All finalists will receive a certificate. Judges: Megan Farrell – Managing editor at Tule Publishing Patience Bloom – Senior editor at Harlequin Ann Leslie Tuttle – Agent at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC. More being added! For more information check out: http://www.santaclaritarwa.com/that-first-kiss-contest-rules/ For questions please email Shelley Winsor at firstkisscontestcoordinator@gmail.com
  14. Misti Moyer

    Athena Contest for Excellence

    ****Permission to forward granted and encouraged!**** The 2018 Athena Contest for Excellence in Young Adult and New Adult Fiction is now open to entries. Young Adult and New Adult books with Romantic Elements published in the year 2017 accepted (traditional, self-pub, and digital), in all genres. Entries accepted in the following categories: Young Adult Contemporary New Adult Contemporary Young Adult Paranormal New Adult Paranormal YA/NA Historical YA/NA Speculative (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dystopian) Novella YARWA or RWA Membership is NOT required to enter. Fee: $30 YARWA members/$40 non-members The contest deadline is March 1, 2018. Finalists will be announced in June and winners will be announced at the 2018 Day of YA event in Denver. For a complete list of rules and to enter, visit http://yarwa.com/yarwa-published-author-contest/ Questions? Please contact Contest Coordinator Monica Jones at Athenacontest [at] gmail [dot] com. Want to be a judge? Sign up here! http://bit.ly/2z6dnHF
  15. Misti Moyer

    First Kiss Contest Opens FEB 14

    ****PERMISSION TO FORWARD**** The Santa Clarita Chapter is holding its very first contest!! The First Kiss Contest opens to entries on Feb 14th!! Are ready to share your most sensual, most passionate, most innocent, most chest-heaving, romantic first kiss? You’ve come to the right place! Santa Clarita Romance Writers is proud to announce their first contest! Here’s the scoop: Cost: $25.00 per entry The manuscript must be a romance as defined by the following: • A Central Love Story: The love story is the main focus of the novel. • An Emotionally Satisfying and Optimistic Ending • All work must be the author’s original work. • Published authors manuscript entry IS NOT published (including self-published) or contracted in novel-length fiction of 20,000 at the time the contest opens until it closes. • The manuscript must have a projected length of 20,000 words or more. • Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. • Contest opens on February 14 at 9:00am (PST), 2018 • All entries must be received by 7:00 p.m. (PST) on March 21, 2018. Any entries received after this time will be returned and the entry fees forfeited. • A maximum of 65 entries will be allowed. The contest will close early if the 65 entry cap is reached before March 21, 2018. • Finalists will be notified on or about Wednesday, May 2nd. First round score sheets and manuscripts will be returned at this time. • Each finalist will be given one week to make changes and submit revised manuscripts to the First Kiss contest coordinator. The deadline to submit a revised manuscript is midnight (PST) Wednesday, May 9, 2018. • First Kiss 2018 contest winners will be announced in June, 2018. Entry Format • Each submission should consist of one (1) copy of up to 3,500 words of a manuscript. • Entries must be submitted electronically as a DOC or DOCX (MS Word) file. • The name of the file should be the same as the manuscript title. • A separate electronic entry form with signed waiver must be submitted for each submission. If the entry has more than one author, each author must submit an online entry form and sign the waiver. (Note: Printed name on the online entry form constitutes an electronic signature.) • The document title must be the title of the manuscript only. • All entries must adhere to the following standard recommended manuscript format: ◦ 8-1/2″ x 11″ page size ◦ 1″ margins ◦ 25 lines per page • Each page of the entry, including the first page, must include the following header: ◦ Title (upper left) ◦ Page number (upper right) • CONTESTANT’S NAME MAY NOT APPEAR ON THE ENTRY. ANY ENTRY WITH THE CONTESTANT’S NAME WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND THE ENTRY FEE WILL BE FORFEITED. Judging • There will be two rounds of judging • During the preliminary round, each entry will be scored by three judges, at least one of whom is a published author • Each entry will be scored out of a possible 100 points. The lowest score will be dropped and the two remaining scores will be added together for the Preliminary Combined Score. • The five (5) entries with the highest Preliminary Combined Scores will advance to the Final Round. In the event of a tie, the dropped preliminary score will be added back in. • If the finalist does not return a revised manuscript by the deadline, the original manuscript will be sent to the final round judges. • Final round judges will rank the finalists in order from first to fifth. • The points from all final round judges will be added together for the Final Combined Score. • In the event of any ties in the Final Round, the Preliminary Combined Score will be used as a tie breaker. The winning (first-place) entrant will be awarded $100. All finalists will receive a certificate. Judges: Megan Farrell – Managing editor at Tule Publishing Patience Bloom – Senior editor at Harlequin Ann Leslie Tuttle – Agent at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC. More being added! For more information check out: http://www.santaclaritarwa.com/that-first-kiss-contest-rules/ For questions please email Shelley Winsor at firstkisscontestcoordinator@gmail.com
×