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 2017
Closes: This competition is now closed.
Entries arriving before or after these dates will not be accepted. Email entries only.

Eligibility: RWA members in Aspiring and Emerging categories only. See the contest conditions, and Contest FAQ, for clarification.

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 – $30 per entry (incl GST) for entries within Australia.
$27.27 per entry for overseas entries
Two entries per person are permitted.

Prizes – 1st – $200, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $75

Final Judge – Haylee Nash, The Nash Agency

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