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


Opens: 4 February 2019
Closes: This contest has now closed

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 – Rachael Donovan, Commissioning Editor with Harlequin Australia

Queries to Contest Coordinator Sara Hartland firstkiss@romanceaustralia.com

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