Deadline for Spring Into Romance approaching…

Saint Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it, and with that the deadline to enter RWASD’s Spring Into Romance Contest.

To take advantage of the constructive and valuable feedback the SiRC is known for, polish those first twenty-five pages of your manuscript and get your submission postmarked by March 16th or bring them to the March 17th RWASD meeting at the Seven Seas in San Diego.

Eligibility: Not published in book-length fiction within three years of deadline First-round judges: Trained or published. Every attempt will be made to assign each entry a published judge.

Final judges:

Contemporary Single Title Romance: Angela James (Executive Editor Carina Press)

Novel w/Strong Romantic Elements/Mainstream: Kevan Lyon (Marshal Lyon Literary Agency)

Category or Series Romance: Sarah McDaniel-Dyer (Editorial Assistant Harlequin)

Paranormal Romance: Sue Grimshaw (Category Specialist & Editor at Large Random House)

Historical Romance: Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary Agency)

Romantic Suspense: Leis Pederson (Associate Editor Berkley Publishing Group)

Young Adult (YA): Suzie Townsend (Nancy Coffey Literary & Media)

See the website ( for contest rules and entry forms. Any questions, please email the Contest Chair at

We’re looking forward to your entries!

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