Spicy Bites 2017

Our eagerly awaited new erotic romance short story contest! Enter your 3K-5K erotic romance short. Each year we have a ‘theme’, which must feature in the story. All RWA members are eligible to enter.
Tip: You can gain extra marks if the theme is used creatively as an integral part of the story.

Entry : An erotic romance short story 3000-5000 words. The story must be a romance (HEA/HFN) with a sexually explicit storyline. All subgenres.

Theme for 2017: Tattoos

Opens: 9 January 2017

Closes: Midnight Sydney time, Friday 3rd February 2017

Eligibility: all RWA members.

Prizes : First- $200 Second- $100 Third- $75

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

Each published entrant receives two hard copies of the publication.

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