Indiana Romance Writers of America presents
The 20th Anniversary of
INDIANA’S GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 2010
Our detailed score sheet and considerate feedback can help you fine-tune your manuscript.
**Trained first-round judges, including published authors
**Acquiring editors and agents as second- and third-round judges
**$50 for first place in each category
**The Best-of-the-Best winner is chosen from among the first-place winners in each category and will receive $100.
DEADLINE: Entries must be received by June 27, 2010. For your convenience, IGO accepts only electronic entries.
ENTRY FEE: $25. Can use PayPal or mail a check.
ELIGIBILITY: Unpublished in novel-length fiction by a non-vanity publisher in the last five years (See www.indianarwa.com/ for detailed eligibility guidelines.)
ENTRY: Beginning chapters (prologue included) and synopsis. Pages and synopsis combined not to exceed 35 double-spaced pages.
FIRST-ROUND JUDGES: Either trained judges or published authors.
Historical/Regency: Jesse Feldman, NAL
Mainstream with Strong Romantic Elements: Maureen Walters, Curtis Brown, LTD
Paranormal: Alicia Condon, Kensington
Romantic Suspense: Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks
Single Title: Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing
Young Adult*: Holly Root, Waxman Literary Agency
BEST-OF-THE-BEST JUDGE: Meredith Giordan, Berkley
*Young Adult does not need to be a romance.
The top entry in each category will receive $50 in cash and a certificate
The entry judged best overall will receive $100 in cash and a certificate.
Further information and contest rules are available through our IRWA Web site: www.indianarwa.com/.
If you have any questions, you can e-mail the Contest Coordinator at: email@example.com.