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?

Opens: Friday 7 April

Closes: Monday 24 April extended until Monday 1st May

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.

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. See contest conditions, and the Contest FAQ, for details.

Enter: first 10,000 words (max) + 1000 word (max) synopsis of your unpublished romance/romantic elements novel (any length 40K+) by email only.

Maximum TWO entries per person 

Entry fees: RWA members $40 incl GST/$36.36 overseas; non-members $100 incl GST/$91.91 overseas

Final judges: Valerie Parv will rank the 6 finalists

1st – 1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv, plus $300
2nd – $200
3rd – $100

Terms & conditions 

Formatting sample

Sample score sheet

Questions to vpa@romanceaustralia.com