The contest is open to unpublished and published writers of romance fiction. The author does not have to be a member of Romance Writers of America® (RWA) to enter the CIMRWA Elevation of Love Contest. However, the entry must be the author’s original novel-length, unpublished work. Entries which have been contracted, previously published, printed, or either partially or fully posted in any format visible to the public such as on a website, in a blog, as an eBook, mass-market copy, self-published, or made available with the intention of distribution during the duration of the contest, will not be accepted.
Ineligible entries will be disqualified, and the entry fee forfeited.