Contests

Contests for Published and Unpublished Authors of any fiction romance sub-genre

The Carla

Crown Jewel of Books Published Author Contest

The Carla Contest is for any traditional, self- published, or hybrid author with an original copyright date of 2021. The first place book will receive a $100 prize, trophy, and publicity on the Mid-America Romance Authors Website, Twitter, Facebook page, and in the RWR.

The 2022 contest is currently CLOSED for submissions, and finalists will be notified and announced here and on our social media pages by the end of October 2022.

Fiction From the Heartland

Unpublished Author Contest

Contest Opens August 1 (Tentative)

The 2022 Fiction From the Heartland Contest opens for entries on August 1, 2022! Stay tuned for updates and important contest information.

Contest Details

Unpublished romance writers can submit the first 10,000 words of a book-length romance fiction and synopsis. Entries will be judged and provided a 2-page critique by two experienced judges, one of which will be a published author.

Finalists will be judged by an industry agent AND editor. First place will received $50, a plaque, and publicity on the Mid-America Romance Authors Website, Twitter, Facebook page, and in the RWR.

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