After giving myself some much needed time off, I'm now out and shouting from the roof tops! Are you and aspiring romance writer? An romance author looking for a happy home? This is the contest for you! Lyrical Press is my home and I've loved them for years now! So, spiff up your manuscripts, and enter, free of charge, to--
The First Annual Lyrical Press How Lyrical is Your Romance? Contest opens on Monday, January 16th. This contest is open to both published and unpublished authors.
Entries must be complete works, ranging in word count between 15,000-100,000 words, any heat level, and fit into one of the following subgenre categories:
- Contemporary romance
- Historical romance
- Paranormal or urban fantasy romance
- Romantic steampunk
- Romantic Suspense
1st Place: $200 advance and digital publishing contract (advance payable as $100 upon finalized contract and $100 upon publication).
2nd Place: $100 advance and digital publishing contract (advance payable as $50 upon finalized contract and $50 upon publication).
3rd Place: Top-scoring contestant in each genre category will receive an acquiring editor’s critique of synopsis and first 50 pages of manuscript.
- File type: .rtf, .doc, or .docx only
- 12pt black font (Times New Roman, Cambria, Courier or Georgia preferred)
- Line spacing: 1.5
- Margins: 1" all
- Page-breaks between chapters
- Legal name
- Pen name
- Email address
- Contact phone
- Working title (include series name and details if applicable)
- Word count
No entry fee required. Judges reserve the right to Decline to Judge any entry if it does not fit our lines, level of writing is not acceptable, or submission guidelines are not followed.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Hook, Pacing/Plot, Characterization, Dialogue, Mechanics, and Author Voice.
Winners will be announced on March 12, 2012 via our blog http://lyricalpress.blogspot.com/ and direct emails to winners.
Have a Sparkling Day!