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Ripping Start finalists 2018

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Our annual Ripping Start contest is well underway, with Aspiring and Emerging members having submitted their first 1,500 words of an unpublished 10K+ romance or romantic elements manuscript (novel or novella) plus a mini synopsis (300 words). The contest closed for judging on 25 September, and we are pleased to announce the following finalists for 2018: Andra Ahe Ree Andersson Suzie Jay Rachel Armstrong Gina Hollands Maya Linnell Dianna Wilson Kristine Charles Sara Land These finalists will now be judged by Carrie Feron, Executive Editor, Senior Vice President from William Morrow/Avon. The first place winner will receive a  manuscript assessment of up to …

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RWA Award Results 2017

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The winners of our annual awards were announced on Saturday 12 August 2017 at a gala awards dinner during our ‘Love Gone Wild’ conference. Highlights of the evening included inducting the incomparable Marion Lennox into our esteemed Hall of Fame, and the ever-popular Escape After Party. Congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners. We are incredibly proud of the calibre of talent across RWA, and look forward to receiving entries for our 2018 season. Ripping Start Award 3rd place – Tania Holland, Framed 2nd place – Tamar Sloan, Make It Count Selling Synopsis 3rd place – Bree Verity, The Unwilling Smuggler …

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Now Available for Pre-Order – Tattoo – Spicy Bites Anthology 2017

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We’re please to announce the new Spicy Bites Anthology is available for pre-order. The paperback copy will be available for pick-up at the conference, or for postage after the launch date. Have you ever had a secret life? Ever done something you wouldn’t normally dare to do? Ever received something you hadn’t bargained for? Join us for Romance Writers of Australia’s newest anthology offering, Spicy Bites. Only the steamiest of stories have made it through to the 2017 edition where passion and pleasure walk hand-in-hand during the daylight hours but fetish and fantasy linger long into the night. You’ll meet …

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Little Gems Anthology Now Available for Pre-Order

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We’re pleased to reveal the cover for the Little Gems Onyx anthology! Have you ever defied a pharaoh to run off with a prince? Ever fallen for a customer who buys beautiful flowers every week but appears unattached? Ever lusted after a colleague knowing the world would condemn you for it? In this year’s collection of short stories where lost dogs can unite strangers, the death of a loved one really can be a blessing in disguise and a fallen woman does what she must to protect a family member, Romance Writers of Australia’s best of the best for 2017 …

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First Kiss 2017 placegetters

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Congratulations to our 2017 First Kiss placegetters! As judged by Haylee Nash of The Nash Agency: 1st: Tamar Sloan 2nd: Sheridan Kent 3rd: Miranda Morgan 4th: Nicola Bernard 5th: Kym Wojtasik 6th: Emily Michel Thanks to Haylee Nash for providing such generous feedback for our finalists. Big thanks to Cat Whelan for her time and effort in running an efficient and timely contest, and to all our judges who volunteer their time and effort to help other writers. And well done to all who entered!