1) Entrant must be a member of RWA in good standing, unpublished, and not contracted in book-length romantic fiction at the contest deadline by any publisher and in any format within the last five years. 2) Entrant may not have accepted a publishing offer for a work of original fictional narrative prose of 20,000 words or more within the past five (5) years. Should the entrant accept an offer prior to the contest entry deadline, she/he will notify the contest chair and withdraw any and all entries. All entry fees will be forfeited.
3) Multiple entries may be submitted by a single entrant either writing within the same category or in different categories. However, the same entry may only be submitted in one category.
****Previous winning or final-round entries may not be resubmitted, even in revised form.****