Emily Contest Now Open

Writers, start your engines--it's that time of year again. Time for the prestigious 2015–16 Emily Contest.

Sponsored by the West Houston Chapter of Romance Writers of America, the Emily is one of the best writing contests around. Someone will win, and it might be you.


Entry Fee: $25 for West Houston RWA members; $35 all others.

Deadline: October 4, 2015

Eligibility: unpublished in the category entered.

Entry: First 5600 words, no synopsis.

Judges: Published or PRO authors who give positive, helpful feedback.

Categories & Final Judges:

Contemporary (Long) – Agent Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary
Management, and Editor Tara Gavin, Executive Editor, Kensington Books

Contemporary (Short) – Agent Jess Dallow, New Leaf Literary & Media,
Inc., and Editor Elle Keck, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins/Avon;

Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal – Agent Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill
Associates, and Editor Allison Carroll, Associate Editor, HQN, Harlequin

Historical Romance – Agent Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Literary
Agency, and Editor Tara Gelsomino, Executive Editor, Crimson Romance;

Romantic Suspense – Agent Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis, Inc., and
Editor Kristin Sevick, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge (Macmillan);

Young Adult – Agent Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency, and Editor
Alex Sehulster, Editorial Assistant, St. Martin's Press.

Top Prize: The Custom-designed Emily Pin and a Certificate for winner, $100 Best of the Best Prize.

For More Information

Email: Emily.contest@whrwa.com

Visit the WH RWA Emily website.

Takeaway Truth

Don't miss an opportunity to get your work noticed.

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