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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Last Chance to STAR!

This is the final weekend to put your 2008 Launching A Star entry in the mail. All entries must be postmarked by September 8th and received by September 15th to qualify. (Non-US residents ONLY may submit via email – see website for details.)

Launching a Star 2008
Sponsor: SpacecoasT Authors of Romance Chapter (STAR)
Fee: $25-$30, SASE
Eligibility: Unpublished or not published by RWA-recognized publisher in book length fiction within 5 years
Enter: Prologue (if desired) & First Chapter (up to 25 pages) of an unpublished romance. No synopsis.
First round judges: One trained; one published.

Categories/Final round judges:
Historical: editor Keyren Gerlach, HQN, and agent Elizabeth Pomada
General Paranormal: editor Heather Osborne, TOR, and agent Laurie McLean
Fantasy/Futuristic Paranormal: editor Angela James, Samhain, and agent Lucienne Diver
Single Title Contemporary: editor Erin Galloway, Dorchester, and agent Michelle Grajkowski
Series Contemporary: editor Susan Litman, HQN, and agent Becca Stumpf
Young Adult: editor Kristen Daly, Harper/Collins, and agent Elaine Spencer
Erotic Romance: editor Allison Brandau, Berkley/Jove, and agent Roberta Brown

Top Prize: A star named in your honor! FMI, entry form, rules, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, go to or contact Lee Duncan, contest coordinator at

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