Due to a low number of early entries, Chesapeake Romance Writers has decided to extend the deadline for “The Rudy” Contest 2016 until midnight, October 7, 2016!
Details for the contest can be found on the Chesapeake Romance Writers website here.
We have seven categories this year: Contemporary, YA/NA, Historical, Paranormal, Mainstream with Romantic Elements, Erotic and announcing the new category of Novella.
Each entry will have two judges for the preliminary round and scoresheets will be returned after the contest closes in order for authors to get as much feedback as possible.
A new requirement this year is that entrants will be required to judge one work in a category other than the one they have entered.
There will be three Finalists for each category whose work will be forwarded to the Finals judges. All Finals judges are either agents or acquiring editors.
Finals Judges are listed below:
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)
Prizes for The Rudy are medallions: gold, silver, and bronze medals with “Rudy” embossed on them along with a certificate.
Entry fee is $15.00 for RWA members and $20.00 for non-RWA members.
All entries must be submitted electronically in Rich Text Format, the total amount of pages not to exceed 40 pages, including a two page synopsis. In your email please designate the category in which you are entering your manuscript.
We are looking forward once more to seeing your book in the contest this year!