Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Don't Forget The Celtic Hearts Contest

***Extended deadline!!!***

Enter Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Chapter contest The Golden Claddagh! Don’t let our chapter name dissuade you, your entry does not have to be Celtic based to enter, unless you enter our Celtic Category. We have six categories, Historical, FF & P, Romantic Suspense, Celtic, Contemporary & Erotic Romance.

Our contest due date is May 15, 2009. Finalists will be notified by July 1, 2009 and winners notified by September 1, 2009.

Entries are 30 pages maximum with a synopsis no longer than 5 pages, for a total of 35 pages max. All entries are electronic. Entry fee is $20 for CHRW members and $25 for non-members.

Entries should be submitted to Eliza Knight – writer@elizaknight.com.

All entries will be read and scored for the first round by two trained judges and one published author. The three entries with the highest total scores in each category will move to the final round. An editor/agent will judge the final round and select a winner from the finalists in each category.

New this year!!! We have a new category: Celtic – Romantic fiction set in any time period and in any location, but MUST have a Celtic theme (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, Bretons, Isle of Man). Please specify your time period and setting in your entry.

Final Round Judges:
FF&P: Laura Bradford – Bradford Literary Agency
Contemporary: Lois Winston - Ashley Grayson Literary Agency
Romantic Suspense: Leis Pederson - Berkley/Jove
Historical: Esi Sogah - Avon/Harper Collins
Celtic: Deb Werksman - Sourcebooks
Erotic: Diana Carlisle – TWRP

The FIRST PLACE winner in each category will receive a golden Claddagh pin.
The SECOND PLACE winner in each category will receive a silver Claddagh pin.
The THIRD PLACE winner in each category will receive a bronze Claddagh pin.
All winners will receive certificates and icons to place on their websites.

For questions please visit our website or contact the contest chair, Eliza Knight at: writer@elizaknight.com

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