1. Open to All NJRW members and current RWA members published in novel-length romance fiction who are eligible to enter the RWA RITA® contest.
2. Romance novels with a first copyright date or first North American printing date of June 2018 through May 2019.
3. Minimum of five entries per category. If the minimum in a category is not reached, entrants will be notified by the coordinator, and books returned, unless an alternate category is provided.
4. There is a maximum of twenty-five entries per category. The category will be closed after twenty-five entries have been received unless otherwise decided by the contest chair.
5. Entrants can enter multiple categories but can only enter a maximum of three entries per category.