Emily Contest Opens Sept. 1

Before you leave on the Labor Day Weekend, check out the 2020 Emily Contest.

Celebrating 30 years of being a preeminent Romance writing contest, the Emily is sponsored by the West Houston Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

The Emily is open only 1 month so don't waste a lot of time or you'll miss this prestigious writing contest.

  • Sponsor: West Houston RWA
  • Fee: $25 WHRWA members / $35 all others
  • Opens: September 1, 2019
  • Closes: October 2, 2019, 11:59 pm CT
  • Eligibility: unpublished in the category entered
  • Entry: First 5600 words, no synopsis
  • Categories: Contemporary-Long, Contemporary-Short, Historical, FF/Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, YA
  • Judges: First Round Judges: Published in Romance, PAN authors or PRO authors who give positive, helpful feedback
  • Final Judges: Two publishing professionals: agent and editor for each finalist
  • Top Prize: Solid Sterling Silver Emily Pin and Certificate for winner, $100 Grand Prize.
For more information, see the Emily Contest Page.

Takeaway Truth

Many authors started their writing career with being a finalist and/or winner of the Emily. Maybe this year it could be you!

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