Friday, June 30, 2006

2007 Linda Howard Award of Excellence

Sponsor: Southern Magic RW
Fee: $20-$25
Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2006
Enter: Prologue/first chapter (25 pages max). Synopsis needed if final.

Categories

Series Short/Long Contemporary
Romance-based series novels. Word count: 40,000 to 90,000
Final Judge: Susan Litman, Editor, Silhouette

Single Title
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

Historical
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

2 comments:

Karen said...

This one's on my calendar!
Now I've got to find a way to make it to the conferenc next year ;)

Carla Swafford said...

Hey, we have an easy pay plan for the Romance in the Magic City conference fee. Email Ellen and maybe you two can carpool, if not fly together. I would love to see you there.