Writing a submission package is one of the most important skills to master if you want to get an editor or agent interested enough to request your full manuscript. First impressions count – and impressing an editor or agent depends on it. This contest asks you to submit a query letter, synopsis and blurb. For the blurb think about the best back copy from books, the teaser that entices you to buy one novel over another.

Opens: 9 October 2017
30 October 2017, midnight Sydney time
 (entries sent outside these dates cannot be accepted)

Eligibility: all RWA members.

Enter – online only
Synopsis: maximum 2 pages single spaced
Query letter: maximum 250 words single spaced
Blurb: maximum 200 words single spaced
Check the formatting guidelines on the entry form

Entry fee – per entry
$33 (GST incl.)
Two entries per member are permitted.

Final judge – Jo Mackay, Publisher, Harlequin Australia

Terms and Conditions
Sample scoresheet
Formatting sample

Queries – Contest Coordinator Fiona Marsden ss@romanceaustralia.com