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The RuBY Monologues | Maddison Michaels

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Welcome to our 2019 RuBY winners spotlight – this month I’m pleased to introduce – Maddison Michaels! Maddison won the RuBy in the historical category. The story follows Devlin Markham, the notorious ‘Devil Duke’ of Hungtington, who who’s looking to secure his fortune with a marriage to Lady Sophie Wolcott. However, Sophie is a blue stocking heroine unimpressed with the Duke’s rakish and rougish ways. When Devlin’s dark past threatens to place not only him, but Sophie in danger too, they’ll find that not just their lives are in jeopardy, but their hearts too.

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The RuBY Monologues | Penelope Janu

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Welcome to our 2019 RuBY winners spotlight – first up – Penelope Janu! Penelope won the RuBy in the contempory category. The story follows Golden Saunder’s, who’s life becomes distinctly messy when United Nations diplomat (read: spy) Tor Amundsen, enters her life. This delightful contemporary rural romance is warm hearted and full of emotions to pull our heart strings!

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RWA Competitions October| Selling Submission

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The years end is coming up fast and we’ve entered prime competition time. Our October competition is the Selling Submission! What is it? Writing a submission package to an editor or agent is an important skill to master for any upcoming writer. Even for seasoned writers it’s necessary! You definitely want to impress if you want those in the industry to sit up and take notice of you and your work. 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 …

2019 RUBY CONTEST RULES & CONDITIONS

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Romance Writers of Australia Inc is proud to present… The Romantic Book of the Year Awards 2019 RULES and CONDITIONS RWA Inc. reserves the right at any time to reject entries that do not comply with these conditions.  The contest coordinator’s decision in this regard is final. The Ruby Award is for commercially available romance or romantic elements books of 10,000 words or more, first published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018 inclusive. For the purposes of this contest, RWA deems ‘commercially available’ to mean: any work of fiction (or part of) that is (or has been at …

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New Instagram Account!

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Romance Writers of Australia is opening a new Instagram account. We’d love all members to support and follow the brand new, sparkly account so we’re running a competition just for members! Be in the running to win a Booktopia gift voucher worth $30! How to enter:  Follow the new Instagram account @rwaaus Share a photo of where you write (use the hashtags as listed in the banner above)  The photo with the most likes win! Opens 1st November and closes 2nd December 2018! *T&C You need to be both and #rwaaus instagram follower as well as a RWAus member. The competition …

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Ripping Start 2019

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Our first competition for the RWA year – the Ripping Start – opens 3 September 2018. Aspiring and Emerging Members – send in your first 1500 words for the chance to win: A 60K manuscript assessment from Word Witchery. Learn More