Contest exclusively for indie-published romance novels and novellas

by Anna on April 22, 2014

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Las Vegas Romance Writers is proud to announced the I Heart Indie, a brand new contest exclusively for indie-published romance novels and novellas.
Judging: Preliminary round will be judged by book club members who are avid readers. Every effort will be made to use book clubs that are genre-specific to each of the nine categories. Final round will be judged by agents experienced in working with indie authors.

CONTEMPORARY: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
NEW ADULT: Stacey Donaghy, Donaghy Literary Group
YOUNG ADULT: Maura Kye-Casella, Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
HISTORICAL: Diana Fox, Fox Literary
PARANORMAL: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.
SUSPENSE: Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency

EROTIC: Danielle Egan-Miller, Brown & Miller Literary Associates
NOVELLA: Emily Sylvan Kim, Prospect Agency
Eligibility:  The contest judges the covers and back cover copies of books and novellas that were independently published (either electronically or in print) in the United States for the first time between Jan. 1, 2013 and May 30, 2014.
Fee: $15.00
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Prizes: Winners will be announced live at the Vegas Valley Book Festival on October 18, as well as on social media and in the RWR. The covers and back cover copy will be published on LVRW’s website. Winners and finalists will receive an electronic badge that can be placed on book covers, websites, or anywhere the winner deems appropriate.
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If you still have questions, please email the coordinator at
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