Friday, August 19, 2011

Contest Alert: Gateway To The Best 2011

Missouri Romance Writers of America (MORWA) is proud to announce the opening of their annual contest – Gateway to the Best. With six categories, there’s sure to be one for your manuscript.

As summer draws to a close, Gateway’s first round judges are waiting for your manuscript.
Contest closes September 9th, 2011

No synopsis needed. Send in the first 7000 words of your manuscript

Costs: $20 for MORWA Members for 1st entry & $10 for additional entries, $30 for Non-MORWA Members for 1st entry & $15 for additional entries

Eligibility: Open to unpublished authors and authors who have not been contracted in novel-length fiction (40,000+) in last 3 years.

Entry: Electronic entry only. Entry length limited to first 7,000 words (25-28 pages). No synopsis.

Categories: Contemporary Series, Historical, Young Adult, Romantic Suspense, Single Title & Paranormal

Final Judges:
Laura Barth - Harlequin: Contemporary Series
Esi Sogah - Harper Collins: Historical
Adam Wilson – Harlequin Teen: YA
Margo Lipschultz - Harlequin: Romantic Suspense
Katherine Pelz - Berkley: Single Title
Latoya Smith - Grand Central Publishing: Paranormal

Grand Prize: $100 & entire manuscript critiqued by published author.
For more information go to http://www.morwa.org/gateway.htm

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