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Author Contest Listings Page!
To All Members, Friends, Authors, and Visitors:
Members and Friends of Romance at Heart, welcome to our Contests Page, the Author's Contests Listings. This page is to give you a listing of contests offered for readers. We accept contest listings from individual authors, publishers, and promotions companies. There are many assorted prizes including Books, Candy, Jewelry, and many other great things to win. Standing Monthly Contests include standing competitions, and Author Contests that are drawn every month as well as Holiday and Special Events.
Contests are not sponsored by Romance at Heart Magazine unless specified, but they are listed here for your convenience and enjoyment, so have fun! They are listed as to the month the contest ends, so pay attention to deadlines.
As always, Good luck! And to our author, promoter, and publisher participants, if you have a contest you wish to have posted, please get them to me in a timely fashion. Write to Rose! and provide me with the name of the contest, a link to the contest page, prize(s), and the dates the contest will run. Be sure to include a deadline for entry.
Yours on the Cyber Side,
Short Contests and
If ytou have any contests that are quick contests of of short duration, place them here by sending the information at least a week ahead of time to Rose!~
Some of the Contests listed in this section change every month. If you have a contest, plese send the information to Rose!~ Every month that contests are available, you will find new ones to enter and win, some of them from new authors and publishers, some from old friends...So come, enter a contest, and join the fun.
Contests Are Here...
The Contests listed in this section are listed on the author/publisher's sites, and drawn monthly or every other month. Most are standing contests where the prizes may change, but the site offers the contest on a standing basis. There are also special contests offered here when available, so check back often.
The Granddaddy of Standing Contests...
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: Open all year round...
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest!
These contests are drawn every month, and some are bi-monthly, so enter and have fun. Check back often for updates and new contests. The rules are posted on the websites of the contest providers, and all entrants must abide by their rules of entry. These are not sponsored or run by Romance at Heart Magazine. They are, however, listed here for your convenience.
Jewels of the Quill's Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: 28th of each month
Books From The Jewels!
Lucy Monroe's Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: Month's End
Lesley-Anne's Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: See Website for Drawing deadlines
Lesley-Anne's Bi-Monthly Drawing
Catherine Spangler's Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: See Website for Drawing deadlines
Catherine Spangler has a Monthly Drawing
June Shaw's Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: On going Contests
Cajun Cookbook Contest!
Here is a bit about my book: Cealie Gunther avoids things that bind—like control-top pantyhose and Gil Thurman. Widowed Cealie thinks she wants to avoid her hunky ex-lover Gil as she travels while trying to rediscover herself. But he opens Cajun restaurants in many cities, and Cealie's not great at avoiding temptation.
Allure Authors' Monthly Contest Entry / Deadline for entry: Month's End
from the Home of Leisure Books and Love Spell!
Before you hit the beach, the slopes, or head out on that very special vacation that you've been working toward all year, remember to pack some great reads for the journey! Enjoy a deliciously steamy story from Jade Lee or something more fun and playful from Kate Angell. Try your luck with a gunslinging western or a thrilling horror story if romance is really not your cup of tea! Plus, you can test your luck and enter to win a red hot romance from Dorchester if Romance is your genre. Some of these red-hot romances will be hitting bookstores soon, but a lucky few will receive an early peek!
Some of the Contests listed in this section change every month, some are special launch or release contests. Every month that contests are available, you will find new ones to enter and win, some of them from new publishers with new authors, some from old friends...So come, enter a contest, and join the fun.
from the Home of Leisure Books and Love Spell!
New York City—Dorchester Publishing and Textnovel announce their partnership in an innovative writing competition for aspiring novelists. Beginning today, authors ages 18 and older are invited to participate in America’s Next Best Celler, a literary challenge that pairs the emergent cellular generation with the traditional publishing model. The contest will award a guaranteed publishing contract with Dorchester, the publisher who discovered and nurtured the careers of New York Times bestsellers Victoria Alexander, Christine Feehan and Lynsay Sands.
America’s Next Best Celler utilizes Textnovel’s unique business model that allows authors and readers to create, read and share serialized fiction via today’s most popular and ubiquitous technologies. The site encourages readers to subscribe to developing works of fiction which are disseminated in chapter-length installments via cell phones and email over a period of time. Subscribers offer direct feedback to authors and vote for their favorite serials, fostering an intimacy between artist and fan similar to reality television.
Textnovel was created in response to the literary movement that exploded in Japan a little over two years ago which produced an entirely new genre that now dominates their mainstream publishing industry. In 2007, five of Japan’s ten best-selling novels originated as cell phone serials. Many of the serials, such as Love Sky written by a debut novelist and read by 20 million people, have been adapted for TV series and movies.
With faster cell phone networks and data plans now available, the U.S. market has the potential to experience even more success than Japan. “Textnovel’s business model could revolutionize the entire publishing industry,” says Brooke Borneman, Dorchester’s Sales and Marketing Director. According to Maho no i-rando (Magic Island), Japan’s first and largest mobile novel portal, the site has six million registered users, representing roughly 5% of the country’s population. “When applying this percentage to the U.S. population of over 300 million people, the potential to build name recognition for authors is simply staggering,” states Borneman.
A collision of multiple cultural and societal influences has created the ideal situation for the resurgence of the serial which traces its roots to Victorian era novelists Charles Dickens, George Elliott and William Makepeace Thackeray. “Our increasingly fast-paced and chaotic lifestyles have created challenges for many individuals who can’t or won’t make the time to read. Between fragmented attention spans, the enthusiasm and devotion cultivated by fan participation in reality television and the social networking revolution, we think the time is perfect to bring readers and writers together through Textnovel and we hope to discover America’s Next Best ‘Celler,’” says Borneman.
Dorchester is seeking contest entries in any of the following romantic sub-genres: historical, paranormal, urban fantasy, high fantasy, futuristic, romantic suspense or humorous contemporary. For complete contest details, including rules and regulations, please visit www.dorchesterpub.com or www.textnovel.com.
About Dorchester Publishing
Erin D. Galloway
Now it is your chance to get your publishing house contest listed here!
If you have a page of contests for romance readers and writers, and you would like to have it listed here, drop me an email with the URL and tell me about it. I shall check it out and list it for you.
Holiday and Seasonal Contests...
Here are your Special Events and Holiday Contests when available, so watch the deadlines, enter, and have fun. Contest rules are posted on the websites of the contest providers, and all entrants must abide by their rules of entry. These are not sponsored or run by Romance at Heart Magazine. When available they are, however, listed here for your convenience.