Sunday, August 14, 2011

Contest Alert: Low Entries, Extended Deadline!

Deadline extended and low on entries, the Heart-to-Heart for unpublished authors looks like a great opportunity!  Note there's no synopsis required, a very reasonable entry fee, and the three final judges include an agent, a print editor and an e-book editor.

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The 2011 Heart-To-Heart Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Area Romance Writers is running full speed ahead! We are low on entries and have extended the deadline to August 31st.

~ 3 final judges in each category!
~Entries will be accepted electronically ONLY. Save on paper and postage!
~Scoring based on 20 key areas guaranteed to make your entry shine!
~All entries will receive 3 scores. All 3 scores will count toward your final
~Contest entry fees will be accepted by Paypal or check!

CONTEST CATEGORIES: Paranormal, Erotic, Contemporary, YA and Historical


The magical scene in which your hero and heroine meet for the first time,
maximum 15 pages (optional one-page set-up, unjudged)

Fee: $15

Deadline: Midnight on August 31st, 2011

Eligibility: Unpublished

Final Judges: 3 in each category: 1 agent, 1 print editor & 1 e-pub editor

A few of our top notch judges include:
Laura Bradford, agent from Bradford Literary Agency
Leis Pederson, editor from Berkeley
Jay Austin, ePub editor from eXtasy Books and Devine Destinies

Top Prize: Certificate

All first-round judges are trained, experienced critiquers and published authors

For contest overview, official rules, entry form, and score sheets go to:

Questions?? – Contact our Contest Coordinator at:


  1. I'm guessing 2069 with time travel wouldn't fall under contemporary. Still, it looks like a good contest.

  2. Contemporary, no. But sounds like it fits Paranormal to a T, Liana.

    "PARANORMAL – Novels that mix the elements of paranormal, time travel, futuristic or fantasy"


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