Romance Writing Competition

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We're looking for a few outstanding romance manuscripts! Think you are up to the challenge? Enter the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards Romance Writing Category for your chance to win cash and get featured in Writer's Digest magazine.

Wondering what's in it for you?

  • A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2014 Writer's Digest Conference in New York City.
  • A chance to win the $500 Category First Prize
  • Get your romance story promoted in Writer's Digest and on WritersDigest.com
  • Win $100 off a purchase at www.writersdigestshop.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Submission Guidelines:

  • Fiction Manuscript
  • 4,000 words or less
  • Acceptable file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf
  • 8.5x11 page size | Double-spaced throughout
  • 1-inch margins on top and bottom | 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
  • Arial, Courier or Times font | 12 point font size

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Early-Bird Entry fees are $20 per entry. Regular entry fees are $25 per entry.)

Early-Bird Deadline: September 16, 2013

Deadline: October 15, 2013-CLOSED

One First Place Category Winner will receive:

Honorable Mentions will:

  • Have their romance stories promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

Early-Bird Deadline: September 16, 2013

Deadline:October 15, 2013


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