Today I am going to shill for a contest. Don’t worry, I won’t be offended if you stop reading right now.
Still here? Good.
A few months ago I did what people always tell me not to do, I voluntered for something. Now I need to follow through. I am the 2011 contest coordinator for the 13th annual Chicago North RWA Fire and Ice romance writing contest. [13 – isn’t that the unluckiest number?]
Anyway, starting today, January 1, 2011, and continuing until Feb 16, unpublished writers can submit up to the first twenty (20) pages of a romance manuscript to the F&I contest. Finalists will be announced in April and winners announced at the RWA National Convention in June. The F&I contest has six categories and the finalists (top three point getters in each category ) will be submitted directly to the Editor or Agent who has agreed to be the final judge and determine the winner.
So, as we say at Chicago North:
Does your novel light a FIRE in the reader’s heart?
Do the pages sizzle with enough heat to melt ICE?
Then take a look at what the 13th annual Chicago North Fire and Ice Contest has to offer you!!
If you think your story has what it takes, I’d love to see you as one of our contestants. All the information on submitting, eligibility and costs can be found at Chicago North RWA Fire and Ice contest webpage.
Just remember: The decisions of the judges are final.