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

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.

Enter using the entry button at the bottom of this page.

Theme for 2021: Chocolate



Opens: 4 January 2021 – 1700 AEST

Closes: Now 26 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 previous winners/anthology placegetters, check out our Winner’s Gallery.

To see and purchase paperback copies of recent Little Gems and Sweet Treats anthologies, see our shop page.

Or buy in Kindle (the most recent anthologies only) format on (and other Amazon stores)

Cupcake – Kindle – 

Tiger’s Eye – Kindle –







Sweet Treats Terms & Conditions

Sample scoresheet

Formatting sample

Queries – Contact the Contest Coordinator Paquita Fadden

This contest opened at 1700 AEST, Monday 4 January 2021 and closed at 1700 AEST on Tuesday 26 January 2021