Tuesday, January 21, 2014

College Romance Writer Contest

Avon Impulse has opened a novel contest for undergraduate and graduate college student romance writers:

Avon Books and Avon Impulse, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers, recognizes the raw talent and passion for the craft that many students bring to their work, and it is for this reason that they have chosen to work with HarperCollins’ Academic Marketing division to launch an initiative seeking emerging young stars of Romance.

Prizes: "Three (3) winners will each receive individual telephone consultations with Amanda Bergeron, editor, Avon Books and Tessa Woodward, editor, Avon Books, of approximately 30 minutes to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time by no later than September 30, 2014. In addition, all entries will be reviewed and considered for publication through Avon Impulse, Avon Books’ digital-first publishing group."

What to submit: "The lesser of three chapters or 50 pages of your romance novel; a detailed synopsis of your novel not to exceed 5 pages; and a brief paragraph not to exceed 150 words describing your follow-up book." See more details in the official rules (click here to get the .pdf) Deadline: Apil 1, 2014

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