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Athena Contest for Excellence

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****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)



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

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