Our erotic romance short story contest is now firmly established as part of our annual contest offerings.

Each year we have a ‘theme’, which must feature in the story. Tip: You can gain extra marks if the theme is used creatively as an integral part of the story.

Enter : An erotic romance short story 3,000-5,000 words. The story must be a romance (HEA/HFN) with a sexually explicit storyline. All subgenres.

Theme for 2020: Leather

Opens: 6 January 2020

Closes: 26 January 2020 (11.59 pm Sydney time)

Eligibility: all RWA members.

Entry Fee: $33 per entry

In addition, the top-scoring entries (10-14) as judged by a mix of reader and writer judges will be published in our annual Spicy Bites Anthology.

Each published entrant receives two hard copies of the publication.

It is strongly suggested that, if you plan to enter, you read some of the previous anthologies, to get a feel for the variety of responses to the themes and story format which have previously been successful.

To see and purchase paperback copies of recent Spicy Bites anthologies, see our shop page.

Or buy in paperback or Kindle (the most recent anthologies only) formats on https://www.amazon.com.au (and other Amazon stores)

Masks – Kindle – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07VGKDRVH/

– Paperback – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/064858772X/

Sample Scoresheet

Formatting Example

Spicy Bites Terms & Conditions

Queries – Contact the Contest Coordinator  spicybites(@)romanceaustralia.com

Entries for this contest opened on 6 January 2020

Entries for this contest closed at 11.59 pm on 26 January (Sydney time)