Writers! Looking for a way to get your work in front of an agent or editor?

DEADLINE APPROACHING – The First Coast Romance Writers 2010 Unpublished Beacon Contest closes for entries at MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 15.

Please TWEET or Share a link to http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/contest_un.htm

All electronic contest open to ALL WRITERS who have not been contracted for novel-length publication in the last 3 years, RWA membership is NOT required.
Judges first 30 pages (with optional synopsis) of an unpublished manuscript.

Cost: $25 – $35, Each entry will be judged by a published author and a trained judge, with detailed comments on the ms and a simplified score sheet. Our final round judges include an editor AND an agent for each category.

Finalists will have the opportunity to revise before entries are submitted to final round judges.

Final Round Judges:

Chick Lit / Women’s Fiction / Mainstream
     (E) Mercedes Fernandez, Kensington
     (A) Weronika Janczuk, D4OE Literary Agency

Young Adult
     (E) Debra Dixon, Belle Books
     (A) Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger Agency

Historical / Regency Romance
     (E) Sally Williamson, Harlequin Mills & Boon
     (A) Amy Boggs, Donald Maass Literary Agency

Single Title Contemporary Romance
     (E) Georgia Woods, Samhain
     (A) Elaine English, Elaine P. English Literary

Contemporary Series Romance
     (E) Rhonda Penders, The Wild Rose Press;
     (A) Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency

Romantic Suspense 
     (E) Tessa Woodward, Harper Collins Publishers (Avon)
     (A) Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Agency

Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal Romance
     (E) Leis Pederson, Penguin / Berkley
     (A) Marisa A. Corvisiero, L. Perkins Agency

Erotic Romance
     (E) Raelene Gorlinski, Ellora’s Cave
     (A) Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency

Inspirational Romance
     (E) Elizabeth Mazer, Steeple Hill
     (A) Pam Strickler, Pam Strickler Author Management

For more information, visit http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/contest_un.htm or email fcrw_beacon2010@yahoo.com .

One thought on “Writers! Looking for a way to get your work in front of an agent or editor?

  1. Thanks for the plug, Charlie! Contests are a great way to get your work in front of industry professionals, but even if you’re not a finalist, you get honest, constructive feedback from objective judges.


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