Calling all unpublished writers! The Marlene Awards, sponsored by Washington Romance Writers, is low on entries in all categories.
This is a fantastic contest, with great feedback and stellar final editor judges. And the 1st place winner in each category wins a detailed critique from a published author!
And if you happen to be the winner of the YA category, then your critique will be provided by none other than Fictionistas' own Gwen Hayes!
So don't wait or hesitate! (Sorry, I've been watching too much Sprout network lately.) The deadline is SATURDAY, JANUARY 15.
FINAL ROUND JUDGES AND CRITIQUE AUTHORS FOR EACH CATEGORY:
Single Title Contemporary Romance
Final Editor Judge: Amanda Bergeron, Avon
Critique Author: Jane Porter
Series Contemporary Romance (long and short)
Final Editor Judge: Patience Smith, Harlequin/Silhouette
Critique Author: Amanda Berry
Final Editor Judge: Leah Hultenschmidt, Sourcebooks
Critique Author: Janet Mullany
Final Editor Judge: Latoya Smith, Grand Central
Critique Author: Stacia Kane
Final Editor Judge: Holly Blanck, St. Martin's
Critique Author: Gemma Halliday
Final Editor Judge: Kristin Daly, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
Critique Author: Gwen Hayes