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The Sheila Contest Opens on March 13, 2016. Do it. Enter. I Know You Want To

I’m a judge in the VFRW Sheila Contest this year. It’s a great opportunity to get valuable feedback on your work along with some exposure. The deets:

Contest Name: The Sheila Contest
Sponsor: Valley Forge Romance Writers
Fee: $25 for VFRW members, $30 for non-members
Opens for Entries: March 13, 2016
Deadline: April 16, 2016

Eligibility: Participation is open to all romance writers who are unpublished, self-published, and published. Entry must be the author’s original unpublished work and not under contract.

Entry: First 20 pages of manuscript and up to 5 page unjudged synopsis.
First Round Judges: Three (3) qualified, trained judges, including General, PRO and PAN members. Judges are strongly encouraged to comment directly on the entry as well as overall comments on the scoresheets.

Categories and Final Judges:
Single Title: Junessa Viloria, Penguin Random House
Historical: Stephany Evans, Fine Print Literary Management
Erotic: Sara Megibow, KT Literary
Romantic Suspense: Alicia Condon, Kensington Publishing
Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency.

Best of the Best – 1st place winners from the final round will move on to the Best of the Best round, judged by Best Selling Authors and Booksellers:
Madeline Hunter – New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author
Mariah Stewart – New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author
Terri Brisbin – USA Today Best Selling Author
Joan Silvestro – Indie Bookseller – Hamilton Book Trader
Heather Soligo – Traditional Bookseller – Barnes & Nobles, Christiana Mall

Grand Prize for Best of the Best: $100
Top Prizes: Certificates, and the 1st through 4th place winners will be printed in RWR Magazine.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.vfrw.com

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