The 2013 LINDA HOWARD AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
OPEN for Contest Entries.
No Synopsis? No Problem!
Enter first 25 manuscript pages in the Linda Howard Award of Excellence Contest
No Synopsis required in first round of judging. Finalists given a week to revise entries and add synopsis before sending to final judges.
First Round Judges are PRO, published, unpublished & trained.
SIGN UP TO JUDGE IN ANOTHER CATEGORY AND SAVE $5!!!!
FIND OUT WHAT THE FINAL JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR IN ROMANCE MAGICIANS BLOG STARTING THIS WEEK:
Tuesday, February 12: Alethea Spiridon Hopson, Editor, ENTANGLED for Contemporary Series.
Thursday, February 14: Chelsey Emmelhainz, Editor, HarperCollins/AVON IMPULSE for Historical Romance.
Tuesday, February 19: Beth Miller, Agent, Writers House for THE WRITE MAGIC/Southern Magic Category
Thursday, February 21: Latoya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishing for Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Category.
Teasers on this blog from the interviews on February 11/13/18/20 along with a special link to an interview with Christine Glover, 2012 Linda Howard Award of Excellence Triple Finalist and Winner in Contemporary Series category.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: February 22, 2013
Finalists Announced: Friday, May 3, 2013
Deadline for entry and synopsis to be returned to coordinators: Friday, May 10, 2013
FINALISTS Announced at a restaurant TBD on July 16, 2013 a day before the RWA National Conference. Pitch with confidence all who make it to the finalist's circles.
Final Judge: Chelsey Emmelhainz, Editor, Harper Collins/AVON IMPULSE
Final Judge: Latoya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishing
CONTEMPORARY SERIES ROMANCE
Final Judge: Alethea Spiridon Hopson, Editor, ENTANGLED Publishing
Final Judge: Eleni Caminis, Editor, MONTLAKE Publishing
And for Southern Magic Members who Final and/or receive an average score of 90 out of 100 in their respective categories:
THE WRITE MAGIC
Final Judge: Beth Miller, Agent, WRITERS HOUSE
DON'T DELAY. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSION OF DEADLINES. ENTER TODAY!!!!
For score sheet, registration information, and more information visit the Southern Magic Website at http://www.southernmagic.org/