2008 Launching a Star Contest

Hey Gang!

Space Coast Authors of Romance (RWA Chapter) are accepting submissions for their 2008 contest – Launching a Star. Last year acquiring editors and agents requested an amazing 15 manuscripts fromthe finalists and as a direct result, two of the finalists signed withtheir dream agents. And one sold in a 3-book deal to a NY publisher. If you are interested in getting your book into the hands of an editor/agent submit the first chapter (25 page max) of your romance in any of their seven categories. All first round judges (2 per entry, one trained, one published in romance) will provide constructive comments on every entry. If your manuscript makes it into the final round, two industry professionals (one agent and one editor) will judge each category And get this…no synopsis is needed!

Sponsor: SpacecoasT Authors of Romance Chapter (STAR)

Fee: $25-$30, SASE

Deadline: Post-marked by September 8th, Received by September 15thE-deadline (for non-US residents only): Emailed by September 8th,received by September 10th.

Eligibility: Unpublished or not published by RWA-recognized publisherin book length fiction within 5 yearsEnter: Prologue (if desired) and First Chapter (up to 25 pages).

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 LaurieMcLean
Fantasy/Futuristic Paranormal: editor Angela James, Samhain, and agentLucienne Diver
Single Title Contemporary: editor Erin Galloway, Dorchester, and agentMichelle Grajkowski
Series Contemporary: editor Susan Litman, HQN, and agent Becca Stumpf
Young Adult: editor Kristen Daly, Harper/Collins, and agent ElaineSpencer
Erotic Romance: editor Allison Brandau, Berkley/Jove, and agent Roberta Brown

Top Prize: A star named in your honor! FMI, entry form, rules, and alist of Frequently Asked Questions, go to http://www.authorsofromance.com/!

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