Through a misunderstanding, the Orange Rose Contest missed the deadline to be in the RWR. (Rpmance Writers Report..a publication released by RWA (Romance Writers of America)
Several people, including FHL President Kelly Mortimer asked me to post the info.
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The Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America turns twenty-five this year! This is a special year for a special contest -- the 23rd Annual Orange Rose contest is one of the only contests in RWA judged completely by published authors, and the feedback for contestants is wonderful. It was named one of the four most prestigious contests in the RWR.
Contest deadline is April 8, 2006.
Entry fee is $25 for OCC members and $30 for non-members - all must be RWA members in good standing.
Forms and rules are available on the Chapter website at http://www.occrwa.com/contest.htm.
Preliminary judging will be done on a point basis, with all manuscripts judged by three published authors. The three scores will be averaged to reach the preliminary score. Finalists are chosen by their overall score, NOT by category.
Finalists will be announced July 8, 2006 at the OCC/RWA?s monthly meeting. These manuscripts will be read by two editors whose scores will be averaged to determine the winners.
Categories are: Contemporary Category Romance Historical Inspirational Mainstream w/ Romantic Elements Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romantic Suspense Single Title Romance (over 70,000 words)
Winners will be announced and awards presented to the top four scoring manuscripts on October 14, 2006 at the OCC/RWA?s monthly meeting. Winners receive OCC/RWA?s highly coveted Crystal Orange Rose.
Warmest regards, Jennifer Crooks Orange Rose Coordinator