Sunday, October 21, 2007

One Week Left for the Linda Howard Award of Excellence Contest


Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest for unpublished writers.

Enter: Up to first twenty-five pages by snail mail or email
Fee: $20-$25 (a $2 fee will apply to electronic entries paid by PayPal)

Deadline: Postmarked on or before October 27, 2007; or electronic entry by October 27, 2007 11:59 pm.

Eligibility: RWA Published (see rules) & Unpublished Authors

Judges: Published, PRO, all trained or experienced in judging

Top Prize: Engraved Bookmark and winners will be announced at the Gulf Coast Romance Writers' Silken Sands conference in Pensacola, FL, on the BEACH!

Categories/final judges:
Series Short/Long Contemporary: Susan Litman, Editor, Silhouette
Single Title: Selina McLemore, Editor, Grand Central Publishers (formerly Warner)
Suspense: Lauren McKenna, Senior Editor, Pocket
Historical: Alicia Condon, VP, Editorial Director, Dorchester
Unique Genres: Selena James, Executive Editor, Kensington

For entry form, score sheet, and rules, Southern Magic's Website , or send an email to

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