Romance novel contests and competitions

I had never thought about writing competitions as a way to publication until I read Meredith Duran’s Duke of Shadows, her first published novel and winner of’s First Chapters Writing Competition.

The competition seems to be defunct, as do most of the others I’ve seen people write blog posts about in the past.

I’ve done a bit of digging to find out more about romance novel contests.

Tami Cowden has an article with tips on selling manuscripts, and she talks about knowing your goals before you enter a competition, as they can be expensive.

Charlotte Dillon has a page with loads of links you can trawl through with information about entering, and surviving, competitions.

Book Crossroads has a really helpful post with Ten Warning Signs that a Writing Content is a Loser.

Anyone know of specific writing competitions coming up that are suitable for unpublished romance novelists? Post ’em here!

By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.

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