The Rudy Contest Update: Meet the Judges!

Judi McCoy

Judi McCoy

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Chesapeake Romance Writers’ 4th Annual Writing Contest, now called The Rudy.  The contest, in memory of our late member Judi McCoy and her beloved Bichon Frise Rudy, opened to entries on August 1 and will accept your manuscripts until midnight on September 30 (so you still have time to enter!).

Entries should be no more than 40 pages (1st chapter and last chapter plus a synopsis that will NOT be judged) of a manuscript of at least 40,000 words.

The contest is open to published and unpublished authors, although the entry must be unpublished and uncontracted at the time of final judging in January 2017.  Winners will



be announced at our February chapter meeting.

The entry fee is $15.00 for RWA members and $20.00 for non-RWA members.  RWA member number required on entry form.

Remember, we’ve added a new Category this year: Novella

And now for the BIG NEWS:  We’ve solidified all our final judges and they are awesome!

Contemporary – Jordy Albert (Booker Albert Literary Agency)

Erotic – Jennifer Wills (The Seymour Agency)

Historical – Terrie Wolf (AKA Literary Agency)

Mainstream with Romantic Elements – Kathy Green (The Katheryn Green Literary Agency)

Novella – Amanda Barnett (The Wild Rose Press)

Paranormal – Penny Barber (Carina Press)

Young Adult/New Adult – Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency)


All contest information and entry forms can be found on our contest web page.

So come on, finish that damned book and strut your stuff in our contest!  You’ll be glad you did!

Chesapeake Romance Writers

Chesapeake Romance Writers

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1 Response to The Rudy Contest Update: Meet the Judges!

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    I hope a lot of people enter and get some notice by those fabulous agents and publishing houses!


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