Our Sweet Treats has replaced our anthology of fifteen years Little Gems, in 2020.

Our 2021 theme will be announced in conjunction with our Annual Conference activies.

Enter : Romantic short story to 3,000 words max. that uses the theme as an integral part of the story and must be on the sweet side, that is, a medium heat level with no sexually explicit scenes allowed.

Theme for 2021: Watch this Space

Opens: 4 January 2021 – 1700 AEST

Closes: 25 January 2021- 1700 AEST

Eligibility: all RWA members.

Entry Fee: $33 per entry

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.

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 Little Gems anthologies, see our shop page. The 2020 Sweet Treats anthology will be launched during our Annual Conference activies and will be available after then.

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

Tiger’s Eye – Kindle – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07VZWL1MW/

– Paperback – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/0648587703/

Little Gems Onyx 2017 Cover   

Sweet Treats Terms & Conditions

Sample scoresheet

Formatting sample

Queries – Contact the Contest Coordinator Paquita Fadden

This contest opens at 1700 AEST, Monday 4 January 2021