TARA Writing Contest – Only 2 weeks left to enter

by Anna on April 20, 2014


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Gear up to submit your polished chapter for a chance of getting in front of our awesome line up of final editor judges. (See below)

100% Electronic contest.

Fee: $25.00 (U.S. funds) per entry.

Deadline: Entries must be received via upload at www.tararwa.com by May 1st, 2014. Deadline will not be extended.

Contents: The first 4,500 words of a qualifying manuscript (actual word count). First and subsequent chapters up to the maximum Entry word count of 4,500 words. *Word count will be verified. Note: No synopsis required in the preliminary round.

Eligibility requirements: The TARA Contest is open to unpublished and published authors of novel length fiction; however, the entry must be the author’s original work, unpublished and not contracted as of the time of the contest deadline. No entry can have been previously published in any format (on author’s website visible to the public, self-published, ebook, mass market, etc.)

Manuscripts that have previously won the TARA Contest may not be reentered. Past TARA winners are eligible to enter a manuscript that has not previously won the TARA Award.

(***Complete eligibility rules can be found at www.tararwa.com.)

Final editors

Category Romance — Karen Reid – Harlequin

Historical — Kerri Buckley — Carina Press

Inspirational — Raela Schoenherr — Bethany House Publishers

Paranormal — Leis Pederson — The Berkley Publishing Group

Romantic Suspense — Amanda Bergeron — Harper Collins

Contemporary Single Title — Sue Grimshaw — Penguin/Random House

Women’s Fiction — Katherine Pelz — The Berkley Publishing Group


A complete set of rules can be found at www.tararwa.com

E-Mail questions to: TARAContest@tararwa.com or TARAContest@gmail.com


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