The prestigious Emily Contest, sponsored by the West Houston Chapter of Romance Writers of America is open only 2 months.
The contest closes at midnight on November 2, 2017 so don't wait. Get your entry in this week.
The Emily has always had strong final judges and a history of the finalists receiving frequent requests for the full manuscript by the agents and editors who are the final judges.
West Houston RWA is justifiably proud of their first-round feedback for entrants in all of the 6 categories.
If you're looking for a first-rate contest--this is it!
Details for 2018 Emily Contest
Who: Sponsored by West Houston Chapter of Romance Writers of America (WHRWA)
How Much: $25.00 for WHRWA members / $35.00 for all others
When: October 1, 2017 through November 2, 2017.
Entry Requirements: The first 5,600 words of your unpublished manuscript (no synopsis!) in any of the 6 categories.
What You Get: Excellent first-round feedback and top final round editor and agent judges.
Categories and Final Judges:
Contemporary Romance-Long: Editor Norma Perez-Hernandez, Kensington Publishing Corp, and Agent Patricia Nelson, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Contemporary Romance-Short: Editor Brenda Chin, Entangled Publishing LLC, and Agent Elaine Spencer, The Knight Agency
Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance: Editor Kristine Swartz, The Berkley Publishing Group, and Agent Rebecca Strauss, DeFiore and Company
Historical Romance: Editor Tara Gelsomino, Crimson Romance, and Agent Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary
Romantic Suspense: Editor Laura Costello, Sourcebooks, and Agent Cori Deyoe, 3 Seas Literary Agency
Young Adult Romance: Editor Alyssa Miele, Harper Collins, and Agent Becca Stumpf, Prospect Agency Category
Prizes: Winners receive (1) a certificate, (2) the coveted silver Emily pin. In addition, they are eligible for $100 Best of the Best Prize.
Bonus: All finalists may attend, free of charge, the March 10, 2018, Emily Awards Luncheon and All-Day Workshop.
More Information: Visit The Emily Page
Of all the contests out there, this one has a great reputation. It's been around a long time and has helped launch the careers of many authors. Take a chance and enter! Someone will win--it might be you.