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2017 Happily Ever After Contest
The Happily Ever After (HEA) contest is a chance for you to show us your happy (or happy for now) ending. The contest is open to unpublished manuscripts. Contestants can be either published or unpublished authors, so long as the manuscript itself has not been published.
The contest opens for submissions on Sept 1, 2017. The submission deadline for all entries is October 31, 2017.
Complete all fields on this form before submitting. One title per form.
Title of Book
Author’s Name/ Pseudonym
All entries in HEA must be submitted electronically in non-DRM .pdf format, along with this entry form. Entries will include either the final 10,000 words of the novel/novella or the final 3 chapters (not to exceed 10,000 words) as well as a 1-page synopsis of the plot. The synopsis will not be judged. All entries must be submitted anonymously. Your entry file must be identified only by the title of the work. Please do not include any author identification on your file or synopsis. Entries must be within the definition of a romance according to RWA:
Young Adult Romance
Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
The entry fee is $25 for the first entry, $20 for the second entry, and $15 for each entry after that. Members of Colorado Romance Writers receive a $5 discount for their entry fees (i.e., $20, $15, and $10).
All parts of this entry—entry form, entry, synopsis, and payment—must be complete before the entry can be processed.
Judging Information. Scores and comments will be returned to contestants after the winners have been announced. If a category receives fewer than five entries, contestants in that category will be offered the choice of entering another category or having their entry fees refunded. The judging form includes a Will Not Read (WNR) option for judges who feel unable to read a particular entry. If an entry receives two WNRs, the contestant will be offered the choice of selecting another category for the entry, or receiving a refund for the entry fee.
Please sign your entry: Typing your full name in the box below constitutes a signature. Your signature confirms that you have read and agree to these rules.
Submit your entry form, entry, synopsis, and payment confirmation. Submit payment here for non-members:
. If you cannot submit via this form, email entries to
Submit payment confirmation number
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the contest coordinator
or any member of the CRW board
. Visit our website at
to view the official contest rules.
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