Sunday, July 01, 2012

July Contest Deadlines by Pepper Phillips and Donna Caubarreaux

Updated and all sites tested...Compiled by Donna Caubarreaux and Pepper Phillips....May be forwarded with credits.
New Jersey Romance Writers
Deadline: Midnight, July 1, 2012
Synopsis plus first chapter, thirty page max.
Chick Lit Writers
Deadline: Received before Midnight July 6, 2012
Enter the first 5K words + synopsis of 500 words or less.
Indiana RWA
Received by July 8, 2012
Synopsis up to ten pages and beginning of manuscript not to exceed 55 pages total.
Colorado Romance Writers
Received by midnight July 13, 2012
First two chapters and the complete 1-5 page synopsis, up to 35 double-spaced pages.
Heart of Louisiana
Deadline July 13, 2012
First chapter - 4k words max., plus synopsis.
Utah RWA
Entry Deadline July 15, 2012
Opening twenty pages.
Deadline: July 16, 2012
First five pages + one page unjudged synopsis.
Las Vegas RomanceWriters
Deadline: July 31, 2012
4,500 word max.
Rose City Romance Writers
Deadline: August 1, 2012 - 11:59PM
First fifty pages + two page unjudged synopsis.
Florida Romance Writers
Deadline: Midnight EST, August 15, 2012
First 25 pages.
The Golden Network
Deadline: August 15, 2012 - Midnight
Beginning of manuscript + synopsis not to exceed 55 pages.
First Coast Romance Writers
Deadline:  August 31, 2012
First 25 pages of the manuscript. The entrant may also include an optional 5 page synopsis for a maximum of 30 pages. (Synopsis will not be judged.)
San Francisco Area RWA
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Enter fifteen pages where the hero and heroine first meet.
Volusia County Romance Writers
Received by August 31,2012
Copyright of 2011
Heartland Romance Authors
Deadline: August 31, 2012, Midnight CST
First chapter, max of 3,500 words.
Deadline:  Midnight - September 1, 2012
First twenty pages.
Valley of the Sun
Deadline:  September 1, 2012
3-5-page synopsis and up to 25 pages of story (30 pages max).
Music City Romance Writers
Received by September 5, 2012
First twenty-five or fewer pages.
Missouri RWA
Deadline:  by Midnight - September 7, 2012
Send up to 7K words. 
Deadline:  Midnight - September 10, 2012
A maximum of 20 pages between hero and
heroine that shows your hero in the best light as well
as a brief synopsis (two pages maximum, not judged)
East Valley Authors
Deadline:  September 15, 2012
One-page query letter, a synopsis (no more than 5 pages), and a writing sample of the first 5 pages of the manuscript (not to be used for judging)
SpaceCoast Authors of Romance
Deadline: September 15, 2012
Couldn't find the details on the website...
Maryland Romance Writers
Received by October 1, 2012
Up to 20 pages of any scene that showcases your useof sensual tension, plus an unjudged 1-page set-up (optional).
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Donna Caubarreaux is a member of Coeur de Louisiane, Scriptscene Chapter, NOLA Stars, Heart of Louisiana, ESPAN and EPIC. She received a RWA Service Award in 1997.
Pepper Phillips is the author of "The Devil Has Dimples".