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Ripping Start finalists 2018

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Our annual Ripping Start contest is well underway, with Aspiring and Emerging members having submitted their first 1,500 words of an unpublished 10K+ romance or romantic elements manuscript (novel or novella) plus a mini synopsis (300 words). The contest closed for judging on 25 September, and we are pleased to announce the following finalists for 2018: Andra Ahe Ree Andersson Suzie Jay Rachel Armstrong Gina Hollands Maya Linnell Dianna Wilson Kristine Charles Sara Land These finalists will now be judged by Carrie Feron, Executive Editor, Senior Vice President from William Morrow/Avon. The first place winner will receive a  manuscript assessment of up to …

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RWA Award Results 2017

In Awards, Contests, RWA News by Louisa West1 Comment

The winners of our annual awards were announced on Saturday 12 August 2017 at a gala awards dinner during our ‘Love Gone Wild’ conference. Highlights of the evening included inducting the incomparable Marion Lennox into our esteemed Hall of Fame, and the ever-popular Escape After Party. Congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners. We are incredibly proud of the calibre of talent across RWA, and look forward to receiving entries for our 2018 season. Ripping Start Award 3rd place – Tania Holland, Framed 2nd place – Tamar Sloan, Make It Count Selling Synopsis 3rd place – Bree Verity, The Unwilling Smuggler …

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ROMA Finalists

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The ROMA is Romance Writers of Australia’s (RWA’s) annual award for excellence in Australian media coverage of romance genre or themes. Each year, RWA members nominate pieces that represent the strongest and freshest reportage of a romance-related subject. They are read and assessed by a member-panel that includes a journalist and experienced marketers/communicators. Entries are assessed against criteria including quality, innovation, bias/objectivity and reach. This year, two very different approaches have made the finals: A pair of pieces based on an interview with 2016 RWA Conference keynotes, Jim and Nikoo McGoldrick, syndicated to The Mercury (TAS) and The Advertiser (SA) but which featured market-specific authors and …

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Now Available for Pre-Order – Tattoo – Spicy Bites Anthology 2017

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We’re please to announce the new Spicy Bites Anthology is available for pre-order. The paperback copy will be available for pick-up at the conference, or for postage after the launch date. Have you ever had a secret life? Ever done something you wouldn’t normally dare to do? Ever received something you hadn’t bargained for? Join us for Romance Writers of Australia’s newest anthology offering, Spicy Bites. Only the steamiest of stories have made it through to the 2017 edition where passion and pleasure walk hand-in-hand during the daylight hours but fetish and fantasy linger long into the night. You’ll meet …