An opportunity to showcase that romantic tension. Enter a 1500-word scene involving your protagonists’ first kiss, plus a half-page set-up.

Opens: 7 February 2022 – 1700 AEDT
Closes: 28 February 2022 – 1700 AEDT

Eligibility: RWA members in Aspiring and Emerging categories only.

Entry: one scene, depicting the first kiss between your protagonists. Scene can be up to 1500 words (maximum). A 1⁄2 page set up should also be included, which is judged.

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

Final Judge – Carly Byrne of Harlequin UK

Queries to Contest Coordinator Linda Joyce

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This contest opened at 1700 AEDT, Monday 7 February 2022 and closed at 1700 AEDT on Monday 28 February 2022