An opportunity to showcase that romantic tension. Enter a 1500-word scene involving your protagonists’ first kiss, plus a half-page set-up.


Opens: 6 February 2023 – 1700 Sydney time
Closes: 27 February 2023 – 1700 Sydney time

Eligibility: RWA members in Aspiring and Emerging categories only.

Entry: one scene, depicting the first kiss between your protagonists. Scene can be up to 1500 words (maximum). A 1⁄2 page set up should also be included, which is judged.

Entry fee – $39 per entry (incl GST).
Two entries per person are permitted.

Final Judge – TBA

Queries to Contest Coordinator Linda Joyce

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This contest will open at 1700 Sydney time, Monday 6 February 2023 

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