Sunday, November 12, 2006

Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest

**PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND APPRECIATED**

Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest for unpublished writers.

Enter: Up to first twenty-five pages
Fee: $20-$25

Deadline: Postmarked on or before December 1, 2006
Eligibility: RWA Published (see rules) & Unpublished Authors
Judges: Published, PRO, all trained or experienced in judging

Top Prize: Engraved Silver-type Bookmark and winners will be announced at the Southern Magic's Romance in the Magic City conference.

Categories/final judges:

Series Contemporary: Susan Litman, Assoc. Editor, Silhouette
Single Title: Abby Zidle, Editor, HQN
Suspense: Devi Pillai, Assoc. Editor, Warner
Historical: Alicia Condon, VP, Editorial Director, Dorchester
Unique Genres: Selena James, Exec. Editor, Kensington
Romantic Sensual & Sizzling: Brenda Chin, Assoc. Editor, Harlequin

***Note that synopsis is required of finalists***

For entry form, score sheet, and rules, visit our website at http://www.southernmagic.org/, or send email to carlaswafford@charter.net

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