Our Little Gems has been our ever-popular romantic short story contest for the past fifteen years.

In 2020 we are changing our Little Gems to explore a new avenue and we introduce the new short story contest as Sweet Treats.

Enter : Romantic short story to 3,000 words max. M rating (mild to medium).

Theme for 2020: Cupcakes

Opens: 6 January 2020

Closes: 26 January 2020 (Midnight Sydney time)

Eligibility: all RWA members.

In addition, the top-scoring entries (12-14) as judged by a mix of reader and writer judges will be published in our annual Sweet Treats Anthology.

Each published entrant receives two hard copies of the publication.

To see and purchase recent Little Gems anthologies, see our shop page.

Little Gems Onyx 2017 Cover   

Sweet Treats Terms & Conditions

Sample scoresheet

Formatting sample

Queries – Contact the Contest Coordinator Sarah Alder

Entries for this contest open on 6 January 2020