Little Gems 2017

Little Gems is our ever-popular romantic short story contest.

Each year we have a ‘theme’ gem, the name of which must be included in the entry. Tip: You can gain extra marks if the gem (or gem name) is used creatively as an integral part of the story.

To see and purchase recent Little Gems anthologies, see our shop page.

Enter : Romantic short story to 3000 words max. M rating (mild to medium).

Theme Gem for 2017: Onyx

Opens: 9 January 2017

Closes: Midnight Sydney time, 27 January 2017

Eligibility: all RWA members.

Prizes : First- $200 Second- $100 Third- $75

In addition, the top-scoring entries (12-14) as judged by a mix of reader and writer judges will be published in our annual Little Gems Anthology.

Each published entrant receives two hard copies of the publication.

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Little Gems Terms & Conditions

Sample scoresheet

Formatting sample

Queries to: Lis Hoorweg