New Contest Alert! COFW Ignite the Flame!

So sorry to share this so late in the game. Total fail on my part, but for all you aspiring romance authors the Central Ohio Fiction Writers (a local chapter of the Romance Writers of America) is holding their annual contest for unpublished and aspiring writers. It's a great opportunity to get your work in front of an editor or agent (as they read all of the finalist submissions as guest judges) and get some helpful feedback on your work.  It's relatively cheap, fun, and what author doesn't like a little affirmation that they don't completely suck?

Guest judges include:

  • Laura Bradford: Young Adult (Agent at Bradford Literary Agency)
  • Deb Werksman: Historical Romance (Editor at Sourcebooks)
  • Charles Griesman: Category-Length Contemporary (Editor at Harlequin)
  • Marlene Stringer: Suspense Romance (Agent at Stringer Literary Agency LLC)
  • Susannah Taylor: Single Title (Agent at Richard Henshaw Group)
  • Leis Pederson: Paranormal Romance (Editor at Berkley Publishing Group)
  • Lindsey Faber: Erotic Romance (Editor at Samhain Publishing)

For more details check out the following website: Oh and did I mention the original deadline was extended to May 31st! So keep your laptop close while you're lounging at those family barbecues and polish up your entry! There's still time to submit and you do not have to be a COFW member to do so!