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Thursday, July 05, 2007

STAR Contest Announcement

My RWA Chapter has officially announced our annual contest.
There have been a few changes from last year.
I think it will be a great.
Check it out.

I am soooo excited about the improvements we've made to the 2007
Launching A STAR Contest.

Entering the First Chapter and eliminating the synopsis will make our contest much more useful for both entrants and the judging editors.

We've added the Erotic Romance category to mirror changes in the market. We guarantee that each of our trained and/or published (in romance) judges will provide constructive
comments on each entry.

Plus, having both an editor and an agent judge the final round will double our finalists's opportunities to get their work before outstanding writing professionals. So, sharpen
your pencils or fire up your printers and make sure you enter this year's Launching A STAR Contest!

Launching a STAR 2007

Sponsor: SpacecoasT Authors of Romance Chapter (STAR)

Fee: $25-$30, SASE

Deadline: Post-marked by October 1st, Received by October 8th, 2007

Eligibility: Unpublished or not published by RWA-recognized
publisher in book length fiction within 5 years

Enter: First Chapter (up to 25 pages).

First round judges: One trained; one published in romance.

Categories/Final round judges:
Series Contemporary: editor Susan Litman, HQ and agent Elaine English
Single Title Contemporary: editor Erin Galloway, Dorchester and agent
Michelle Grajkowski
Historical: editor Keyren Gerlach, HQN and agent Elizabeth Pomada
Paranormal: editor Heather Osborne, TOR and agent Laurie McLean;
Erotic Romance: editor Angela James, Samhaim and agent Roberta Brown
Young Adult: editor Kate Seaver, Berkley/Jove and agent Elaine Spencer

Top Prize: Certificate and a star named in your honor.

For more information, entry form, and rules,

or contact the Contest Coordinator,




At 8:35 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I think I'll have an entry ready for Launching a STAR this year.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dallas!


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