Enter the Fiction From the Heartland Contest!

The 2020 Fiction From the Heartland (FFTH) Contest is OPEN!

Entries and payments for the 2020 FFTH Contest are due no later than 11:59pm CT on October 1, 2020. Enter using the form below and you must upload your entry document using the uploader below the form.

See the Official Rules for more details about how to format your entry. Submit your entry form below and upload your entry.

paypalThe entry fee is $35. Click the Paypal logo to pay via online. If you would like to send a check please see the official rules for details.

The finalist judges for this contest are still being finalized and will be announced on this page and the MARA social media accounts as soon as they are complete. Please note that MARA reserves the right to make changes to this list as needed. These agents and editors will read and judge the entries that final in the Fiction from the Heartland Contest.

 Editors and Agents

  • Sinclair Sawhney, Tule Publishing
  • Nan Swanson, The Wild Rose Press
  • Becca Shreves, The Wild Rose Press
  • Patience Bloom, Harlequin
  • Jemiscoe Chambers Black, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • Kaitlyn Johnson. Belcastro Literary Agency
  • Leslie Zampetti, Dunham Literary
  • Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Agency

By submitting the form below you agree to our entry *Waiver and agree to abide by the rules and requirements of this contest.

Fiction From the Heartland 2020 Entry Form


Submit your entry document here (.doc or .docx)

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*Waiver: I hereby request that this entry be entered in the Fiction From the Heartland contest.  I certify this to be my original work.  I understand that contest judging is subjective by nature.  In consideration of MARA’s acceptance of my entry in this contest, I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MARA, its officers, members and all judges from liability for its/their handling of my entry.