Carina Press is sponsoring this years Romance Junkies Writing Contest. Entries will be accepted Feb.1st - April 1st, 2011. And guess what, there's no entry fee! Woo-hoo!
The contest is FREE!
The contest is open to all published and non-published authors, with the exception of all contracted Carina Press authors. Readers will do the voting, so they will have a chance to win, too! Awesome, isn't it?
Want to know more? Here's some info I snipped from the Romance Junkies website:
Entries should contain two scenes: the first 2500-3000 words of the book and then one scene or 2500-3000 words of the author’s choice that features a pivotal moment. This could be the meeting of two characters, a first kiss, a conflict scene, an action scene, a scene of discovery or anything else the author considers a pivotal moment in the book.
About Carina Press
Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first imprint, is open to submissions. Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read.
Carina Press features books from talented authors in all genres of romance, erotica, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, women’s fiction, and more. If the book of your heart fits into a niche that has very little shelf space in a traditional bookstore, Carina Press is eager to read and potentially publish your story.
The Prizes for the Writers!
The Editorial Staff of Carina Press will select winners from among the Finalists.
The Grand Prize will be a Kindle plus a critique* from a Carina editor.
Second, Third, and Fourth place critiqued* by editorial staff of Carina Press.
*Critiques will be offered for a set number of pages, not just the contest entry. Length of critique piece will be decrease from Grand Prize to Fourth place, but will not be less than 15 pages.
The Prizes for the Readers!
The voting process allows readers to provide feedback to the writers through our online form. Each week an email address will be selected at random from these posts and will receive a digital Carina title of the winner’s choice.
The Grand Prize will be 25 digital Carina titles of the winner’s choice and will be selected at random from all of those who voted.
About Writing Contest 2011
Contest is open to both published and unpublished authors, however authors contracted with Carina Press are not eligible to enter or win.
Categories were created for the convenience of the readers. All entries will be judged the same, we will not be breaking it up into winners by category.
Each week we post a group of entries to be voted on by readers.
The entry that receives the most votes from each week will be entered into the final round of competition..
Two Wildcard Finalists will be selected by the Romance Junkies staff from the entries that did not win their week.
Carina Press editors will review the Finalists and select a Grand prize winner and three runners-up
February 1st– April 1st-- Take in Entries
Feb 14th– through May 14th– Post entries (every week a group of entries are posted on the contest page to be voted on by readers)
May 30th– Winners Announced
For more info, eligibility, rules and guidelines, visit the Romance Junkies Contest Page.
Romance Junkies Contest
Romance Junkies Readers Yahoo Group