We are proud to include this award in our contest calendar.

Where else can you have a chance to be mentored by one of Australia’s most successful authors?

This contest opened at 1700 AEST, Monday 5 April 2021 and will close at 5 pm AEST on Monday 26 April 2021

Opens: 5 April 2021 – 1700 AEST

Closes: 26 April 2021 – 1700 AEST

Entries arriving before or after these times cannot be accepted. Note: you cannot ‘reserve’ a place by paying your entry fee. The only way to claim a place in the contest is to submit your entry – you will be redirected to the submission form immediately after payment is made.

Eligibility: Open to RWAustralia members and non-members. For RWA members: Aspiring, or Emerging with no works 40K+ contracted or commercially available. For non-members: no works 40K+ contracted or commercially available.

Enter: first 10,000 words (max) + 1000 word (max) synopsis of your unpublished romance/romantic elements novel (any length 40K+) electronic submissions only.

Maximum TWO entries per person 

Entry fees: RWA members $44 incl GST; non-members $110 incl GST

Final judges: Valerie Parv will rank the 6 finalists

1st – 1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv

For a list of previous recipients of this prestigious award, check out out Winner’s Gallery.

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Questions to Contest Coordinator Karina Coldrick vpa@romanceaustralia.com