Sponsor: Southern Magic RW
Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2006
Enter: Prologue/first chapter (25 pages max). Synopsis needed if final.
Series Short/Long Contemporary
Romance-based series novels. Word count: 40,000 to 90,000
Final Judge: Susan Litman, Editor, Silhouette
Romance-based novels published as individual titles. All publishers of individual titles of romance. Word count: 90,000 to 110,000
Final Judge: Abby Zidle, Editor, HQN
Suspense (series or single title)
Romance-based novels that include an element of mystery or suspense.
Word count: 40,000 to 110,000
Final Judge: Devi Pillai, Associate Editor, Warner
Romance-based novels with non-contemporary settings, including regency & gothic romances. Word count: 40,000 to 110,000
Final Judge: Alicia Condon, VP, Editorial Director, Dorchester
Unique Genres (Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy, Time Travel)
Romance-based novels of any time setting that contain elements such as time-travel, paranormal or fantasy themes. All publishers of individual titles of romance.
Word count: 90,000 to 110,000
Final Judge: Selena James, Editor, Pocket Books
Romantic Sensual and Sizzling
Romance-based novels that include a high element of sexual tension or sexual play.Word count: 40,000 to 110,000
Final Judge: Brenda Chin, Associate Senior Editor, Harlequin
Top prize: Engraved silver book mark and announced at the 2007 conference.
FMI, entry form, and rules at our website www.southernmagic.org